Programs for School Groups

Students gather on the bank of the South Branch during a waterways stewardship program We offer programs for groups of 10 to 150 students in all grade levels. These programs may take place at our Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, your school or at a nearby natural area.

Please contact us at least two months prior to your desired program date so that we can arrange for all necessary staffing support. Activities may be led by any combination of our professional staff, our Americorps Watershed Ambassador, our WaterWays Program contract staff members, our corps of Associate Naturalists and volunteers. Please contact us to discuss fees – the charge for each group is set according to how much staff support will be required to accomplish your objectives.

One of our most popular programs is WaterWays, a multi-session interdisciplinary experience offered for school groups in grades 3 through 12. Click here for details about this special program.

Possible subjects for single-session programs include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Watershed Conservation
  • Stream and Pond Ecology
  • Wildlife
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Insects
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Mammals
  • Invasive and Native Plants
  • Rain Gardening
  • Rain Barrels
  • Nature Journaling
  • Outdoor Appreciation and Exploration
  • Nature Crafts and Creativity (visual arts, creative writing, etc)
  • Pollution
  • Human Land Use
  • Wildlife Habitats
  • Adaptation
  • Water Chemistry
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Astronomy
  • Weather
  • Wildlife and Plant Identification
  • Natural History

Please contact RHA’s Director of Stewardship and Education Lauren Theis at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org for more information.