Field Trips for Environmental Education

FUN & LEARNING, Naturally!

Programs for K-5 Meet State Curriculum Guidelines

School Field Trips Mendham NJWhat better place to take your class for a field trip than into an actual field, forest, and river? Our programs are led by experienced educators in the fields of ecology and environmental science. The education staff at Schiff delivers curriculum linked to the NJ Student Learning Standards so that field trips can provide a central learning activity within a class’ science unit. We can also adapt a lesson to meet your curriculum needs.

Our preserve comprises 760 acres of permanently preserved open space in Mendham Township, Mendham Borough, and Chester Township and offers environmental education programs throughout the year. Located in Mendham, NJ, Schiff is a convenient destination for schools throughout Morris, Hunterdon, and Somerset Counties.

Our School Field Trip Program can accommodate groups of up to 60 on one day, with groups split into 3 groups of 20 students each. Schiff does not provide food or beverages, but schools may plan to provide for their own picnic-style lunch or snack. Schiff’s school field trips include an interactive hike and hands-on nature based activities, exposing students to the outdoors and creating an awareness, excitement, and appreciation for local plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Program Fees:
1.5 hour program- $7 per child
2.5 Hour program- $10 per child

Minimum fee of $100.
No charge for teachers and chaperones/aids. However, we ask for a chaperone: student ratio of 10:1.

Field trip topics include:

Fall/Winter (September through March)
Animals of New Jersey
Huggin' & Lovin' Trees
Soil Explorers
Color Me Fall:  Autumn at Schiff (Oct. only)
Winter Survival

Spring (April through June)
Animals of New Jersey
Huggin' & Lovin' Trees
Insects Rule!
Soil Explorers
Having a Hoot with Owls
Schiff’s Toughest Jobs:  Habitat Helpers (includes predator/prey, pollinators, and decomposers)

For more information or to schedule a field trip for your class, please call Schiff Nature Preserve at 973-543-6004 or contact us at: