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."
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.
Programs offered in 2017
Sedge Island Ecotour for Girl and Boy Scouts
$50 per scout
This summer, CWF is offering two separate Sedge Island Ecotours for Girl and Boy 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!
June 17 is closed due to maximum enrollment. Space is still available for Saturday, July 15 from 9AM - 12PM but is filling up fast so don't wait to register!
What should you bring
- Field Notebook
- Bathing suit, towel
- Shorts, hat
- Nylon windbreaker
- Waterproof shoes (Teva sandals, aqua socks, or similar footwear)
- 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 Scout up for the July 15 Ecotour today!
Participants must be 12 years or older. Maximum capacity is 20 people per Ecotour.
2017 Sedge Island Scout Ecotour Application - 417.6KB
PLEASE NOTE: The Sedge Island Ecotour is only available on July 15 at this time!
Directions to Sedge Island Ecotour
Directions to Island Beach State Park and Sedge Island boat dock
For more information, contact
Ethan Gilardi, CWF Biologist: Email
Be Prepared in the Field
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