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Pequest Trout Hatchery- Tour/hike/education

  • The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center 605 Pequest Road Oxford, NJ, 07863 United States (map)

Hatchery is hosting its annual Open house this day. All Den leaders are encouraged to attend. It is a free event. Link to flyer is below. It is also being held Sunday 28th but the Den/Pack is encouraged to attend together Pack 12 T shirts are fine.


Title Description Grades Length Times Offered Trout Habitat Exploration Hike along the Pequest River looking at the river ecology and explore what makes the river a good home for trout. We will take a hands-on look at shelter, oxygen, water temperature, food and space in the river. 5 - 12 2 hours April - October

Fishing Basics Learn the basics of fishing – equipment set-up, knot tying, casting and more. This hands-on session will give you all the basics that you need to go fishing on your own. Presentation will be followed by an actual fishing experience at the Education Pond. 3 - 12 2 hours April - October Hatchery Tour Take a tour of the Pequest Trout Hatchery where more than 700,000 trout are raised each year! The program includes a session on identification and biology, a 15-minute video showing behind-the- scenes operations at the facility and will end with a guided tour of the hatchery grounds. K - 12 2 hours Year-round

Fish Fun Games Learn about the habits of fish through a variety of hands-on games that will educate you about fish, their biology, their habits and some of the challenges that they face in rivers and ponds. K - 12 2 hours Year-round

Trout Fry Children have an innate interest in wildlife and the natural world around them. This reading program jump-starts their imagination about diverse animals and habitats using stories, songs and hands-on craft activities. Students will observe the natural world in a short walk at Pequest and learn about a specific wildlife species. 3 – 5 years 1.5 hours Year-round

Habitat Hike Students will explore various habitats on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Tracks and other wildlife signs, plants and more may be explored depending on who visited there before us. 4 – 12 2 - 3 hours Year-round

Public programs are also offered at Pequest.