Science Fridays! are the ultimate exploration into environmental science topics for homeschooling children. Every month we will explore a new topic through hands- on activities and experiments. Children will have the opportunity to experience Valley Crest's farm, woodlands, frog pond, outdoor classroom and other features! Classes are designed for children aged 7- 14 years old with variations on each activity so that every child feels challenged and excited by learning. Each class is an hour and a half running from 10- 11:30 am. Fee is $30 for three classes or $12 each. Registration information may be found at the bottom of the page. For more information please call (908) 238 9696.
Streams and rivers are homes to extraordinary animals from fish to insects. Explore the critters that live in New Jersey’s freshwater through fun games and explorations. Learn what these animals are telling us about the cleanliness of our water and what is putting our rivers at risk right now. Make sure to wear waterproof boots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet!
Science of Soil
Healthy soil is key to healthy plants. Explore what soil nutrients are, what soil types mean and why plants prefer certain types of soil.
Eyes in the Sky (Raptors)
When it comes to birds, raptors are generally the most popular. What makes hawks, owls and eagles stand out? Join us to explore these unique critters, learn about their place in ecology and even dissect an owl pellet!