On weekdays during the school year, the staff at Marshlands offers guided interpretive hikes for both traditional and home schooled groups of all ages, from pre-school through college. Field trips typically last 2 hours and include a 1 ½ mile roundtrip hike along our trails to see the forest, meadow, salt marsh, and shore habitats. Students will have the opportunity to see, learn about, and compare the plants, animals, and abiotic factors that distinguish each habitat, investigate the adaptations organisms employ to live in these different ecosystems, and to experience nature first-hand outside of the classroom.
Each program is adaptable and geared towards the age level of your group, and we are happy to work with you to cater lessons to the specific topics you would like discussed or curriculum guidelines you would like covered.
Please call us at (914) 835-4466 to schedule a field trip, and to find out more information about availability, program fees, and class size restrictions.
Marshlands also offers 1 to 1½ hour programs weekdays after school to help Boy and Girl Scout groups fulfill requirements for earning nature, wildlife, water, and other environment-related badges. Groups also have the option of adding a community service aspect to their trip by helping to collect tidal debris at the shore while learning about the origins and impacts of this litter.
Please call the visitor’s center for more information on group fees and sizes or to schedule a program.
** Please Note: School, Scout, or other groups wishing to visit the Conservancy on their own (without a naturalist-led program) MUST still register in advance. A site visit fee may apply; please call for details and to register. **