NJSGC 2023 Summer Field Trip Programs

March 21st, 2023

Our Summer Field Trip Programs give your group the unique opportunity to spend a fun AND educational day learning about the beach and other marine environments. Participants will explore the shore with a combination of hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, field work, and maybe even some crafts. Learning about the shore is a fun way to spend the Summer! Learn more by downloading the Summer Program Flyer or by clicking here!

  • Marsh and Ocean Environments: This full-day outdoor program introduces students to the salt marsh and ocean beach environments through a variety of hands-on activities.
  • Secrets of the Salt Marsh: Students will explore the most productive ecosystem on earth, the salt marsh, during this half-day program. Go seining and sieving in this very special environment.
  • Sea Shell Science: Students will learn all about local mollusks during this half-day program. Each student will “make and take” a seashell collection and enjoy age appropriate learning activities. A shell craft can be requested in advance, time permitting.
  • On Sandy Shores: This half-day program offers age appropriate activities all about sand. Students will experiment with microscopes to examine sand from around the world. Activities include making sand sample cards to take home.
  • Happiness is a Horseshoe Crab: Often called a living fossil, this half-day program focuses on the horseshoe crab. Through “hands-on” activities, children will learn about the care, importance, and unique habits of this ancient animal. For younger children a story may be included.

For more information contact Julie Lang, K-12 Program Coordinator at [email protected] or via phone at (732) 872-1300, ext. 13.