Students practice being naturalists by making observations and comparing natural communities and different ecosystems as they go on a 2-mile hike through Pogonip Open Space Preserve. Thinking about nature as a system, physically connecting these ecosystems by walking through them and collecting data to compare them, help students better understand the environment and begin to realize they too are part of natural systems.
Please note that program and classroom presentation fees for public elementary classes are currently waived.
Days offered: Wednesdays and Fridays
Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Program duration: 3 hours
Cost: $40 field trip (up to 30 students)
Supplemental Activities: Classroom Presentation ($25* for 1 hour); Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: October – May
*The Classroom Presentation and Educational Kits are designed to deepen the impact of the field trip program. They are highly recommended, but not required. They include activities and resources that might enhance your lessons apart from the field trip.
Request a Field Trip
Explore our available field trips below. Select a date from the calendar and complete the request form. Museum staff will contact you to confirm the details of your reservation within a week of receiving your request.