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NJ Kids Outreach Programs for Schools, Scouts, Camps in New Jersey

All Around Creative Arts Legos/Robotics Performing Arts
Arts Environment Literacy Retail
Animals Especially for Girls Music Science/Technology
Computers History Nature / Wildlife

The listings below are ideal outreach programs for schools, camps, boy and girl scouts, home school organizations and community groups. In addition, group enrichment programs and field trips can be found under many other categories including Historic Sites, Museums, Music & Dance, Theatre, Outdoor Education Centers, Party/Special Event Entertainment and Enrichment Classes.

One Earth So Green and Round!
Call Kathy 973-975-8559, Email: byerskt@optonline.net. Presenting songs that are wonderfully creative, and teach children and remind adults about our precious environment and its diverse inhabitants such as: In Alaska, I Am Snake, We Study Frogs, Think About the Ocean, Why Do Turtles Cross the Road? and Chameleon. Program promotes recycling and awareness of our precious animal habitats (solo with guitar and mix of background tracks.)

all around

4-H Enrichment Programs
Essex County 4-H
  621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, 973-228-3785
Hunterdon County 4-H
  6 Gaunt Pl., Bldg. 2, Flemington, 908-788-1339
• Middlesex County 4-H
  42 Riva Ave., New Brunswick, 732-398-5261
Morris County 4-H
  County Bldg. 550, West Hanover Ave., Morristown, 973-285-8300
Somerset County 4-H
  310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, 908-526-6644
  Enrichment programs available to any school in Somerset County.
• Union County 4-H
  300 North Ave. East, Westfield, 908-654-9854
  4-H programs available to youth groups
• Warren County 4-H
  165 County Rd. 519S, Belvidere, 908-475-6502

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animals/pets

The Lizard Guys
P.O. Box 6, Raritan, 908-722-1519. An entertaining introduction to live lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and bugs. Available for parties, day cares, camps, schools, scout meetings and special events. Children will look, laugh and learn with The Lizard Guys and their living fossils in a fun, interactive and safe presentation. Ask about our new Peas & Carrots music show.

Rizzo's Reptiles & Rizzo's Wildlife World
1 Gold Mine Rd., Flanders, 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415, email: rizzo@rizzosreptiles.com. Programs for day cares, schools, scouts, camps, birthday parties and specials events.

St. Hubert’s Humane Education Program
575 Woodland Ave., Madison, 973-377-8877. Group presentations on a variety of pet topics are available on- or off-site for children pre-K to grade 12.

The Seeing Eye
Morristown area, 973-539-4425, ext. 1775. North America's first dog guide school offers free 2-hour tours on Thurs. mornings at 10am. Children should be 9 and older.

Turtle Back Zoo Education Programs
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800 ext. 221. On-site education programs for school and summer camp groups; early childhood classes for ages 6 mos.-5 yrs.; overnight adventures.

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arts

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Building 23 Unit 10, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784. Children can discover unique cirque arts in a safe and nurturing environment. Class trips, workshops, day camps, birthday parties and summer camps.

Young Audiences of New Jersey
12 Roszel Rd., Suite B-102, Princeton, 609-243-9000. Not-for-profit arts-in-education organization links professional artists with schools, community centers, libraries and other youth service organizations. Performances, workshops and residencies are available in dance, theater, language arts, visual and media arts, and music.

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computers / technology

Incrediflix
Learn all kinds of movie making, streaming, and animation skills in Incrediflix after school programs. See our classes online and to bring our programs to your school, contact us at james@incrediflix.com or 201-331-3306.

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creative arts

Incrediflix
Learn all kinds of movie making, streaming, and animation skills in Incrediflix after school programs. See our classes online and to bring our programs to your school, contact us at james@incrediflix.com or 201-331-3306.

Roving Press Traveling Outreach 
Printmaking Center of New Jersey, 440 River Rd., Branchburg, 908-725-2110. Traveling printmaking programs include woodblock, silkscreen, papermaking and book arts for children of all ages.

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environment / conservation

Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, 973-538-3500. Environ­mental science education programs designed for school classrooms, grades 3 to 12, and teacher training workshops.

The Lizard Guys
P.O. Box 6, Raritan, 908-722-1519. An entertaining introduction to live lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and bugs. Available for parties, day cares, camps, schools, scout meetings and special events. Children will look, laugh and learn with The Lizard Guys and their living fossils in a fun, interactive and safe presentation. Ask about our new Peas & Carrots music show.

One Earth So Green & Round
Call Kathy 973-975-8559, Email: byerskt@optonline.net. Presenting songs that are wonderfully creative, and teach children and remind adults about our precious environment and its diverse inhabitants such as: In Alaska, I Am Snake, We Study Frogs, Think About the Ocean, Why Do Turtles Cross the Road? and Chameleon. Program promotes recycling and awareness of our precious animal habitats (solo with guitar and mix of background tracks.)

Rizzo's Reptiles & Rizzo's Wildlife World
1 Gold Mine Rd., Flanders, 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415, email: rizzo@rizzosreptiles.com. Programs for day cares, schools, scouts, camps, birthday parties and specials events.

Sustainability Education Clearinghouse
Green Education Foundation along with the Center for Green Schools launched this free online tool that provides K-12 teachers with the ability to upload, share and rate sustainability focused lessons.

Turtle Back Zoo Education Programs
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800 ext. 221. On-site education programs for school and summer camp groups; early childhood classes for ages 6 mos.-5 yrs.; overnight adventures.

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especially for girls

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history

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legos/robotics

 

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literacy

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
973-845-6742. Offers Shakespeare Live!, a professional touring program for schools presenting abridged productions for grades 3-12; summer institute for teachers; ­semester-long interdisciplinary Shakespeare program; and in-school interactive workshops.

The Theater Project
PO Box 101, Union, NJ 07083, 908-809-8865. Sponsors annual Young Playwrights and Young Filmmakers Competitions for students ages 13-18. Call for info.

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music

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nature / wildlife

The Lizard Guys
P.O. Box 6, Raritan, 908-722-1519. An entertaining introduction to live lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and bugs. Available for parties, day cares, camps, schools, scout meetings and special events. Children will look, laugh and learn with The Lizard Guys and their living fossils in a fun, interactive and safe presentation. Ask about our new Peas & Carrots music show.

One Earth So Green & Round
Call Kathy 973-975-8559, Email: byerskt@optonline.net. Presenting songs that are wonderfully creative, and teach children and remind adults about our precious environment and its diverse inhabitants such as: In Alaska, I Am Snake, We Study Frogs, Think About the Ocean, Why Do Turtles Cross the Road? and Chameleon. Program promotes recycling and awareness of our precious animal habitats (solo with guitar and mix of background tracks.)

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Rd., Chester, NJ, 908-879-5353. Open Sept. and Oct. only. Daily 9:00am-4:30pm.
          School trips to pick your own apples in a scenic old orchard. Pick your own pumpkins, some still on the vine, in our pumpkin patch. Cider, honey, jellies, ripe tomatoes, gourds, warm cider donuts and more. Free hayrides on weekends. 36 varieties of traditional, heirloom and modern apples, sold by the pound. Enjoy the fall colors on our 68-acre old farm, kept simple, authentic and without the carnival.

Rizzo's Reptiles & Rizzo's Wildlife World
1 Gold Mine Rd., Flanders, 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415, email: rizzo@rizzosreptiles.com. Programs for day cares, schools, scouts, camps, birthday parties and specials events.

Turtle Back Zoo Education Programs
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800 ext. 221. On-site education programs for school and summer camp groups; early childhood classes for ages 6 mos.-5 yrs.; overnight adventures.

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performing arts

Arts Horizons
1 Grand Ave., Suite 7, Englewood, 201-567-1766. Arts-in-education organization serves schools in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with live performances by professional artists, artist-in-residence programs and professional development for teachers.

ArtsPower Field Trip Series
9 Sand Park Rd., Suite 6, Cedar Grove, 973-239-0100. Non-profit professional touring theater presents original school-time shows at theaters throughout the state and is also available for booking at school assemblies or other events. Consult website for schedule.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Arts Education Programs
973-642-8989. Arts education programs in-school residency programs and professional development for educators.

Pushcart Players
261 Bloomfield Ave., Suite A, Verona, 973-857-1115. Professional theater performances, creative drama and teacher workshops.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
973-845-6742. Offers Shakespeare Live!, a professional touring program for schools presenting abridged productions for grades 3-12; summer institute for teachers; ­semester-long interdisciplinary Shakespeare program; and in-school interactive workshops.

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retail

Field Trip Factory
800-987-6409. Handles bookings of free educational field trips at local stores including Petco, AC Moore, Michael's, Stop 'n Shop, Wild Oats.

Kings Supermarket
Check with your local store for in-store guided tours for preschoolers and up to learn about different food products, nutrition and safe food handling.

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science/technology

Buehler Challenger & Science Center
Bergen Community College campus, Paramus Rd., Paramus, 201-262-0984. Portable space shuttle, Starlab portable planetarium, EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) program.

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