Through the end of 2014, Merrohawke Nature School and Essex County Greenbelt Association have a one-time opportunity to permanently protect Four Rock, a unique 28-acre property which includes the historic Devil’s Den limestone quarries. Currently used by Merrohawke as an...Read More
Our Forest Kindergarten program is modeled around German Waldkindergartens, in which all of our class time is spent entirely outside! Now enrolling for 2014-2015. Outdoor classrooms naturally create endless learning opportunities for our children to nurture their own curiosity,...Read More
Strong kids, healthy planet.
Merrohawke Nature School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful education outdoors to inspire lifelong connections to land and sea.
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Merrohawke Nature School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that serves upwards of 1,600 kids annually, year-round, ashore and afloat. All tax deductible contributions help us to reach more kids with nature connection programs. We rely on philanthropy to continue providing the high quality education programs that best serve our community.
By 2018, we envision Merrohawke will be a thriving community-based, youth-serving organization in strong financial health run by a robust, talented, committed staff delivering an array of nature connection programs that serve kids from the cradle to college, year-round, using private lands and passenger boats, and supported by a strong network of families, volunteers, philanthropic donors and business sponsors. We invite you to get involved to make this dream happen!