Meadowlands Environment Center Introduces New Education Program

Just because your child is off from school, that does not mean learning needs to take a break too!

The Meadowlands Environment Center is offering ‘Adventures In The Meadowlands’ vacation day programs to children in grades 1 through 5. Age appropriate, hands-on activities will be offered to encourage exploration, learning and discovery to make sure your child is getting the most out of their day off from school. Designed to meet the needs of working parents, Vacation Day camps are offered from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The program will be offered from April 14 through April 19.

Each day is different so any child participating on more than one day will not repeat a program. Come to one or come to all!

Adventure options

Environmental Explorers: Each day of this day camp will focus on a different natural science topic, such as astronomy, water, plants, or animals. There will be hands-on lessons, games, and themed arts & crafts that are all content-based and correlated to the same standards adhered to in schools.

Weather permitting, we will try to include some time outside every day, so please dress appropriately.

Habitat Hunters: Each stand-alone day will involve new and exciting investigations, from experiments with exotic soils and the animals that live in them, to explorations of the aquatic world including an up-close look at live fish, turtles, and other animals that inhabit the Meadowlands. Each day will include a practical take-home craft you can use to explore the various habitats of the Meadowlands and around your home.

More details

The cost for the program is $80 per day per child. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register online, please visit: http://www.rst2.org/mec/school-vacation-day-camps/

To speak with someone directly, please contact Jenny at (201) 460-8300 or Michele at (201) 460-4623.

The Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) was formed to increase awareness and enjoyment of the Meadowlands District’s unique and vital urban ecosystem. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Ramapo College of New Jersey entered into a partnership in 2003 to develop a comprehensive environmental education program for schools and the general public. Together, the NJSEA and the experienced team of educators from Ramapo College encourage the use of the environment as a classroom to increase awareness of the natural resources of the Meadowlands and help communities recognize the critical issues that affect the region.

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