Skip to content

Education and Outreach

Got Box Turtle?

GSWA fosters environmental awareness and promotes environmental education for people of all ages. We help bring environmental learning to life in the classroom by giving students a hands-on way to understand the effects that human beings have on the health of our rivers, lakes and streams. We provide teacher training workshops that help educators bring the principles of environmental science into local school districts. And, we offer family-friendly environmental education programs to area residents, municipal officials and others members of the public interested in learning about all the natural and cultural wonders located inside the Great Swamp Watershed. For more information, select a programming area listed below.

Environmental Education Programs

Seasonal environmental education programs open to the general public. View a list of seasonal programming.

Classroom Instruction

Environmental science education programs designed for school classrooms—grades 3 to 12 and beyond. Read more about classroom instruction.

Programs For Educators

Teacher training workshops focusing on state-approved core content and suitable for use in the classroom or Nature Center for teaching across curriculum. Topics include water conservation, the water cycle, biodiversity, wildlife habitats and more. Read more about teacher training workshops.

For more information about any of our Education & Outreach programming, please contact Hazel England, GSWA’s Director of Education & Outreach by calling 973-538-3500 x 20 or writing to

To receive the most up-to-date information about our education programming and environmental issues affecting the Great Swamp Watershed, please fill out the form on our home page to subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter.



DEP Comparative Risk Study
Conservation Tips
BioBlitz 2007
BioBlitz 2009
BioBlitz 2011
Breakfast Briefings
Be Heard! Citizen Advocacy Program Booklet (pdf)