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Book a Group Program


Programs Available

ABC Arboretum
Changing Forest
Fire Ecology
Forest Discovery
Forest Products
Seeds to Trees
Sensory Awareness
Swamp Life
Watershed Investigations
Wildlife Habitats

Education Coordinator
(732) 928-0987
School groups visit the FREC to experience the forest through fun, hands-on activities and experimential learning. View the program descriptions for groups PreK - 12.

The FREC also provides programs for college classes, clubs, and adult groups.

Programs must be:

  • Booked in advance
  • Scheduled Monday–Friday
  • Between 9:30 am–2 pm
  • For groups of 10 or more
On the day of your program, remember:
  • Programs are taught outside; dress for the weather
  • You may have lunch after the program, but you
    must take your trash with you.
  • Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to protect
    from poison ivy and ticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the FREC give girl scout and boy scout programs?

Scouts can attend our special events to fulfill badge reqirements.

Can you come to my location to do a program on-site?
We provide programs on the FREC property only.

How far in advance should I book a program?
Spring and fall programs are popular. Programs for these seasons are often booked a year in advance. Contact the education coordinator for a list of available dates.