"Meet Us in the Wild" Field Programs

Are you looking for a unique outdoor adventure for your group? Book a guided field experience to some of New Jersey’s wild ecosystems. Field experiences are perfect for scout groups, school field trips, college trips, and even professional development team building. Experiences run approximately 2.5 hours with a 30-minute lunch break included. These programs are tide and weather dependent, so advanced booking is required. Transportation to the field sites is not provided. Activities are chosen or altered to be age-appropriate. For ages 11+. Recommended group size: 10-15.

Pinelands Field Program

Join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands. Also known as the Pine Barrens, this ecosystem is far from barren. It is home to many endangered species, carnivorous plants, wild orchids, fish, frogs, snakes, and birds. Many of these animals cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Participants will hike through the pine forest, examine streams, and identify rare plants and animals. Topics include: forestry, ecology, and water quality. Near Chatsworth, NJ

Beach Field Program

With a little sun and a little science, we’ll lead your group along a sandy beach, looking for signs of life. Participants will love this immersive experience. Animals commonly sighted during the Beach Field Experience include osprey, horseshoe crabs, puffer fish, and seahorses. Participants will try their hand at bird watching, plant identification, and the collection of aquatic species using specialized nets. Located just outside of Ocean City, NJ. Dress in swim gear and bring a towel. Topics include: oceanography, invertebrate zoology, and ecology.

Pricing will depend on the size of your group. Please contact us for pricing at outreach@aquaticsciences.org 

Registration and Refund Policy: 

    • A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. Reservations   made without submitting payment will not be valid and may be forfeit.  
    • We reserve the right to cancel reservations not paid in full within 3 weeks of the experience date. 
    • If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 3 weeks prior to the experience date. Cancellation made prior to 3 weeks in advance will receive a refund minus the non-refundable 25% deposit. 
    • No refunds will be issued for any cancellation request made within 2 weeks of the experience date. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, COVID-19 precautions must be adhered to. Facemasks, social distancing on land, and signed waivers will be required of all participants. 


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