Group Education & Programs

Group Education & Programs

  • Senior Stroll Point Mountain 8.24.22Nature Studies
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Lectures & Presentations
  • Craft Workshops
  • Scouting Programs
  • Next Generation Science Standards School Programs

Download and view the Group Programs Brochure (PDF)

Registration

Call 908-782-1158 or email us to speak with a naturalist or recreation leader to set up a program. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The program / topic you are interested in
  • Potential dates for the program
  • Which park area you wish to visit
  • The age and number of participants (minimum six)
  • Name, phone number, and email address of a contact person

Programs can be tailored to the age and specific needs of the group. Event topics, schedules, and costs are subject to change at the discretion of the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Program Locations

We have 30 park areas around the County which can be used for certain programs. Many programs take place at: the Hunterdon County Arboretum (1020 State Highway 31, Lebanon), Echo Hill Park (42 Lilac Drive, Flemington), Teetertown Preserve (40 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray), or Deer Path Park (120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington).

Offsite programs can take place at a public location such as a school or church, but not at a private home.

Visiting Our Parks

Make sure your group is ready to learn and have fun during their park visit. For outdoor programs, encourage all participants (including chaperones) to dress for the weather. Please let your group know that the program leaders expect all visitors to respect our parks and each other.

Educators

Many of our programs conform to NGSS and NJCCCS.

Please contact our staff for additional information on Programs for Educators by calling 908-782-1158 or by email.

Download and view the Group Programs Brochure (PDF)

Scout Group Programs

The Division of Parks and Recreation sponsors many scout group education programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. We have many ways that scouts (and other groups) can be involved such as volunteering. Activities include trail maintenance, picking up litter, assisting with festivals, Eagle projects, and Gold Award projects. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or call us for more information.

Scouts and other groups may camp at Echo Hill Park or Teetertown Preserve with a permit issued through the Parks office. Family camping is also available at Teetertown. Visit our Reservable Facilities page or call us for more information.

Download and view the Group Programs Brochure (PDF)

Home Schooled Groups

Your group will visit with a Park Naturalist for a new lesson once a month. Each lesson will last an hour and is designed to fit into a seasonal theme. There are nine themes covering three school years.

Lessons focus on the relationships that exist between fauna, flora, and humans. Each lesson includes instruction, group activities, and "homework." We use a hands-on approach and visual aids to reinforce the students' abilities in not only science, but also math, language arts, and social skills. We will be more than happy to discuss any lesson with you in advance or provide a program outline for you to review. We can also provide resource information for follow up activities.

Your group is not committed to attend each month's lesson, although each lesson tends to build on the previous lessons. You can select those sessions that are best suited for your group.

For additional information contact our staff at 908-782-1158 or by email and download our Home Schooled Groups Programs brochure (PDF).

Other Group Programs

Other Group Programs consist of Lectures and Presentations, Basketry, Pottery and other Craft Workshops, Nature Studies, Outdoor Skills, Outreach Programs and much much more...

Mission Statement

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

Accessibility Statement

It is the policy of the County of Hunterdon to provide reasonable modifications to persons with disabilities. Individuals requesting modifications shall describe what they need to use the service. Whenever feasible, please make the request in advance, before the modification is needed to access the service.