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Students from St. James Summer camp at the Schick Nature Center

The Blackacre Conservancy Education Program provides quality programs that offer unique and memorable experiences for Independent school students, K-12.

Blackacre’s homestead and surrounding nature preserve provide the perfect engaging environment for students to learn essential content in interesting ways that supports their progress toward academic success.

We encourage teachers to think of their time at Blackacre as an extension of their classroom. Educational programs are arranged by our education staff and made to align with classroom curriculum and state standards. Once a time is reserved, our staff contact field trip teachers to plan their programs. Class visits consist of three on-site programs that students rotate through. These generally can last from 45 minutes to an hour each plus time for lunch. Of course, considerations are made to accommodate particular grade levels.  


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Some teachers choose to use our resources as an introduction to a new subject. Others use the preserve to reinforce existing knowledge. Whatever your purposes or interests, the Blackacre Conservancy’s Education staff is anxious to make your visit meaningful, enjoyable, and connected to the students’ real world experiences. We look forward to your visit!

For more information or to schedule field trips, email us at: