Programs for Kids

General Information About WILD Jersey Programs for Kids

WILD Jersey brings the nature center to you! No money for transportation? Don’t know of a facility near you? Invite naturalist Debbie Hadley to bring her hands-on nature and science programs to your classroom, scout meeting, or after school program.

WILD Jersey programs for kids are available year-round, both outdoors and in the classroom. Naturalist and teacher Debbie Hadley strives to offer programs that are both interactive and hands-on. To this end, she limits her programs to small groups. In most cases, group size is limited to 20 for classroom programs and 25 for outdoor programs. Have a larger group? Ask how WILD Jersey can accommodate your students.

Many of the activities offered as classroom programs can be scheduled outdoors as well. If you have a scout retreat, summer camp, or even a birthday party and you’re interested in one of the listed activities, just ask if your outdoor site is appropriate for the program.

Field trip programs can be scheduled at just about any public park of your choosing. Not sure where you want to hike, seine, or explore? WILD Jersey can recommend a park and trip to meet your needs. Transportation is not provided by WILD Jersey; you will need to bus or carpool your students to the field trip location.

Program Costs

WILD Jersey aims to provide affordable, quality nature and science programs for kids. In general, program costs are determined by three factors: program length, the cost of consumable materials, and mileage to the program location. Mileage fees are only charged when the program location exceeds 20 miles from the WILD Jersey office in Jackson, NJ. Some programs don’t require consumable materials, so there may be no materials fee.

A WILD Jersey program may cost as little as $50 per group, or as much as $400 for a full day program. Please contact Debbie if you’re interested in booking a program, and she will be happy to provide you with a quotation.


Payment in full is required on or before your scheduled program. WILD Jersey accepts cash, checks, and credit cards via Paypal. If you are booking a program for a school, library, or other organization that uses a purchase order system, please mention this when booking your program.