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Summer Wildlife Programs for Children

Conserve Wildlife Foundation is proud to offer various learning experiences for children throughout the Garden State during the summer.


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Programs offered in 2017

 

Bayshore Adventure Program at Leonardo State Marina

$125 PER CHILD PER WEEK

 

ONLY TWO WEEKS AVAILABLE!
  • July 31 - August 4
  • August 7 - August 11

The Bayshore Adventure Program is a fun and exciting learning experience for kids entering 3rd to 6th grade, ages 8-11 to connect with and explore their marine environment. Program leaders from Leonardo State Marina and CWF educators will facilitate hands-on activities that foster exploration and discovery!

The Bayshore Adventure Program is $125/per week/per child. The Bayshore Adventure Program will take place at Leonardo State Marina off Route 36 in Leonardo, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

 

ACTIVTIES INCLUDE

  • Crabbing at the marina
  • Arts & crafts
  • Birdwatching for kids
  • Seining on the beach to discover the fish, crabs and other marine wildlife that call the bay home
  • Friday Fun Day: tug of war, sandcastle building contest, making solar s'mores

     

SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR THE BAYSHORE ADVENTURE PROGRAM TODAY!

 

Download 2017 Bayshore Adventure Program Application

2017 Bayshore Adventure Program Application - 989.0KB
Please fill out the PDF and return to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to Stephanie DAlessio or mailed to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey ATTN: Stephanie DAlessio, P.O. Box 420, Mailcode 501-03E, Trenton, NJ 08625.

To pay with a check, please make all checks out to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and mail payment with application.

To pay with a card, you can pay online or over the phone at 609.984.0621.

Choice of week

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Maggie Mitchell, Superintendent, Leonardo State Marina: Email
732.291.1333

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Stephanie DAlessio, MA.Ed, CWF Director of Education: Email
609.984.0621


Beach. Birds. Biology. A Wildlife Adventure

$50 PER CHILD PER DAY

 

ONLY THREE DAYS AVAILABLE!
  • July 19 at Barnegat Light from 9:30 AM - 2:30PM
  • July 26 at Belmar (Shark River Inlet) from 10AM - 2PM
  • August 2 at Barnegat Light from 9:30AM - 2:30PM

     

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CWF is hosting a series of wildlife field experiences this summer for kids entering 4th to 6th grades. Kids will experience a day-in-the-life of a wildlife biologist and be up-close with endangered shorebirds such as Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers! Expert staff biologists will guide children in exciting adventures such as a beach scavenger hunt, wrack line investigating, nest searching, and earn the status of Junior Biologist (badge included)!

 

SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR THE BEACH.BIRD.BIOLOGY PROGRAM TODAY!

 

Download 2017 Beach. Birds. Biology. Application

2017 Beach. Birds. Biology. Application - 501.1KB
Please fill out the PDF and return to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to Stephanie DAlessio or mailed to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey ATTN: Stephanie DAlessio P.O. Box 420, Mailcode 501-03E, Trenton, NJ 08625.

To pay with a check, please make all checks out to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and mail payment with application.

To pay with a card, you can pay online or over the phone at 609.984.0621.

Choice of day:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Emily Heiser, CWF Biologist Assistant: Email
609.628.2103


Mercer County Wildlife Center Program

***Enrollment Closed*** $50 PER CHILD PER DAY

 

  • August 2: Bald Eagles - Create your own eagle's nest for this national icon

     

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Attention kids ages 5-8! Become a Junior Biologist this summer at the Mercer County Wildlife Center in Titusville.

The program will run from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Rain date will be the following Friday.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Jenae Shaw, Education Coordinator: Email


Wildlife Explorer Summer Program at Duke Farms

THIS SUMMER PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS! MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT ACCEPTED.

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The Wildlife Explorer Summer Program at Duke Farms is a fun and exciting learning experience for kids entering 3rd to 6th grade, ages 8-11 to connect with and explore the outdoors.

The Program is $300/per week/per child. Activities will run from 9 AM - 3 PM daily, rain or shine (bring rain gear). Duke Farms is located in Hillsborough, Somerset County, New Jersey.

 

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

  • Close-up encounters with wildlife like birds, bats and turtles!
  • Get muddy exploring Duke Farms' ponds and streams
  • Create nature-based art
  • Daily talks with real-life scientists and hands-on projects!
  • And much more!

     

All spots booked for 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Stephanie DAlessio, MA.Ed, CWF Director of Education: Email
609.984.0621


Our Species

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Explore our online field guide that depicts over 200 species of rare wildlife in New Jersey and learn about how we are working to protect them.

 

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