Naturalists Resource Guides
Want to learn more about the natural world? Here are a few resource lists with suggested books and other materials to get you started on an exploratory journey of our environment!
Learn More About Insects
Learn More About Wild Edibles
For Teachers – Curriculum and Lessons
The environmental curriculum here details activities that promote hands-on engagement, the use of the school grounds and neighborhood parks as a classroom, interdisciplinary learning. This project was initiated in 2001 with the support of the Education Foundation of America as well as The Winslow Foundation, and implemented with the Bordentown Regional School District in an effort to create a model curriculum utilizing existing resources.
Also included is a collection of lesson plans developed through our work with Johnson Park School on Princeton New Jersey. Roberta Hunter worked as a Naturalist in Residence at Johnson Park from 2001-2003, developing and implementing these activities on the school’s 50-acre site with fields, forest, a nature trail and access to the adjacent Stony Brook. The lessons were developed to fit within the Princeton Regional Schools’ existing K-5 curriculum and enhance students’ science learning with engaging, hands-on lessons.
Wetland activities were initially developed and implemented as part of The Hamilton-Trenton Marsh as a Learning Laboratory program, funded in part by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. Activities were piloted in the classroom and through field trips in the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh with elementary schools from Trenton. Teachers from the Trenton and Hamilton school districts experienced full-day training as well. Though developed with the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh in mind, these activities are appropriate for marsh studies in general.
Lessons By Topic
Animals and Adaptations
Observations / Scientific Method
Wetlands / Watersheds
For Other Groups
Watershed Protection – A How-to Series
Watershed Protection – A How-to Series
From streambank restoration to partnering with local governments, this informative series models a variety of watershed management programs. By sharing our knowledge and experiences, the Watershed Association seeks to provide resources that other organizations can use to protect the landscapes and natural resources that we cherish and need. Unlike most models based solely on theory, these models take a unique approach and present theory that is grounded in practical experience and action. Watershed Protection — A How-to Series raises theoretical questions, provides examples and describes concrete steps taken by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
For a copy of any of the following publications, visit The Watershed Institute.
Streambank Restoration: Blood, Sweat, and Volunteers
River-Friendly: Fostering Environmental Stewardship
Watershed Reconnaissance: Getting the Lay of the Land
Municipal Assessment: Partnering with Local Governments
Make a Donation & Member Benefits
June 21 - Summer Solstice at the StreamFriday, 6:30-8:30PM, Families, $5 per person
Meet SBMWA Education Director Jeff Hoagland at Kunkel Park in Pennington for an exploration of life in and around Lewis Brook and Stony Brook. Expect to discover a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers or boots for wading in shallow water and bring a water bottle - we will supply the nets. Registration required. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.
The Watershed Association is taking a dramatic step forward in our long-standing effort to protect our 265-square-mile region of central New Jersey. Discover how we are working to transform the heart of our Watershed Reserve into a bold and inspiring model for all of New Jersey.Learn more ...
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