Meadowlands Environment Center
The MEC offers innovative, hands-on, environmental science programs for Grades K-12 at the NJMC’s Center for Environmental and Scientific Education (Science Center), an NJMC facility run by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Approximately 15,000 students particpate in MEC education programs each year. Classes cover a wide array of scientific disciplines including ecology, chemistry, biology, physics, natural history and astronomy. All programs comply with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
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Environmental education programs and local history talks are offered to the general public at the MEC year-round. Fall and winter-spring programs center on families and children, while summer programs are geared toward seniors.
Education programs for all ages range from animal visits, dip-netting in the marshes and nature-oriented painting workshops to astronomy talks and solstice celebrations. Senior workshops include talks on the geographical and human history of the Meadowlands.
William D. McDowell Observatory