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Scout Programs

Conserve Wildlife Foundation offers field experiences for New Jersey's Scouts developed to meet badge requirements!


CWF's Scout Programs offers a variety of outdoor educational and recreational field experiences to help New Jersey's Scouts earn their badges while exploring the wonderful diversity of our state's wildlife and the habitats they live, breed and migrate through. CWF is dedicated to helping kids become stewards of our environment to ensure that we are "Keeping Wildlife in our Future."

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The applicable Girl Scout Badges that fit into CWF's field experience opportunities include: Animal Habitats, Outdoor Art Explorer, Outdoor Art Creator, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Bugs, Outdoor Adventurer, Hiker, Woodworker and Animal Helpers.

 

The applicable Boy Scout Badges that fit into CWF's field experience opportunities include: Birds, Fish and Wildlife Management, Nature, Reptile and Amphibian, Environmental Science and Endangered Species. For all Boy Scouts interested in a field experience, contact CWF Director of Education, Stephanie DAlessio, to set up a scout program that meets your troop's needs.


Programs offered in 2017

 

Sedge Island Ecotour for Girl Scouts - $50 per scout

 

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This summer, CWF is offering two separate Sedge Island Ecotours for Girl Scouts. Scouts will spend their day at Sedge Island, Island Beach State Park, New Jersey immersed in the salt marshes of Barnegat Bay while exploring the ecosystems by kayak, living a conservation lifestyle, and learning first-hand about biological research. Scouts will leave with a better understanding of the personal choices they face in order to make a positive impact upon their environment.

 

Sedge Island Ecotour activies will include for both sessions, a kayak tour through the marshes, clamming, seining, and of course, learning about the fascinating history of Sedge Island and all of its wildlife inhabitants!

 

Dates/Time

  • Saturday, June 17, 9AM - 12PM
  • Saturday, July 15, 9AM - 12PM

     

Image of Clam raking, one of the many activities offered on the Sedge Island Ecotour.Zoom+ Clam raking, one of the many activities offered on the Sedge Island Ecotour.

What should you bring

  • Field Notebook
  • Bathing suit, towel
  • Shorts, hat
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Waterproof shoes (Teva sandals, aqua socks, or similar footwear)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Binoculars (binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if you prefer)
  • Water bottle & Snack (no nuts in case of allergies)

     


Sign your Girl Scout up for the Ecotour today!

Participants must be 12 years or older. Maximum capacity is 20 people per Ecotour.

Download 2017 Sedge Island Scout Ecotour Application

2017 Sedge Island Scout Ecotour Application - 417.6KB
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.

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Directions to Sedge Island Ecotour

Directions to Sedge Island Ecotour

Directions to Island Beach State Park and Sedge Island boat dock

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For more information, contact

Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email
609.984.0621


Be Prepared in the Field

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Did you sign up for the Sedge Island Ecotour for Scouts? Make sure you're field ready with CWF gear!

 

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