Education

Field Trips

The Whitesbog Preservation Trust invites all ages of visitors to travel back in time to learn about the history of cranberry farming, life in a rural South Jersey Company Town and the individuals and culture that supported the farming operations and Elizabeth White’s efforts to cultivate the first highbush blueberry. Explore the Village on your own, attend a scheduled program, or sign up for guided tour. Check our Calendar of Events for dates and times. Registering is easy and can be done right online.

Group Tours are available through prior communication.  Among our range of topics is Whitesbog history, Museum tours, plants, insects, wildlife, agricultural industries,  and more!

Pond Ecology

Grade K – 12! Book Early!

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Available all year round

Lenape: Living in the Pines

Grade K – 12! Book Early!

3 hours 30 min | Contact us for pricing details | Available all year round

New Jersey Cranberry Industry

Grade K – 12! Book Early!

3 hours 30 min | Contact us for pricing details | Only Available in September and October

Exploring Freshwater Wetlands

Grade 3 – 12! Book Early!

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Best scheduled for March – October

Spring Adventures

Pre-K – 4

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Best scheduled for April – June

Pine Barrens Ecology

6 – 12

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Available all year round

Autumn Adventures

Pre-K – 4

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Best scheduled for September – November

Cranberry Company Town

Grades K – 8

3 hours 30 min | Contact us for pricing details | Available all year round

Winter Adventures

Pre-K – 4

3 hours 30 min | Price Varies | Best scheduled for December – April

Online Courses

Our Online courses are entirely free to use and share!   We do suggest you consider donating as our work will not continue to be possible without your support and generosity

Fire Ecology

In the quiet of the South Jersey Pine Barrens, a tradition of over 150 years takes place each October: the Cranberry Harvest.  Fifth generation cranberry growers Joe and Brenda invite you to get an up close and personal tour of the harvest at Whitesbog farm, which was founded by Joe’s ancestors. Click here for tour details. Please also feel free to call 888-CRANBOG (888-272-6264) for information and to purchase tickets.

Micro Spring Adventure

These interpreted nature walks take place on the Saturday closest to the full moon each month (consult our calendar for actual dates and fees). Starting at 7pm at the General Store, the walk is between 3 and 5 miles in length and led by experienced guides. Participants learn all about the history of the Village, cranberry and blueberry farming, and Pine Barrens flora and flauna; and enjoy some stargazing while listening to the night sounds of the pines. Reservations requested.

Frog Spring Adventure

Learn about the diversity of habitat and wildlife of the Pine Barrens within Whitesbog’s 3,000 acres. Experienced guides will take you on a journey to discover the wonders of nature. Reservations requested.

School Lesson Plans

All lesson are free to use, however we suggest a donation of $2 per student be made to Whitesbog Preservation Trust Archives Department

Child Labor on NJ Farms Lesson

Child labor on NJ farms slideshow: https://bit.ly/2xmiprn.

Grades k – 4 Worksheet: https:bit.ly/2vMYkUC

Grades 5 – 8 Worksheet https://bit.ly/3biuqXk

Grades 9 – 12 Worksheet:  https://bit.ly/2WBYR6I

Blueberry Lesson

Child labor on NJ farms slideshow: https://bit.ly/2xmiprn.

Grades k – 4 Worksheet: https:bit.ly/2vMYkUC

Grades 5 – 8 Worksheet https://bit.ly/3biuqXk

Grades 9 – 12 Worksheet:  https://bit.ly/2WBYR6I

Elizabeth C. White Lesson

Child labor on NJ farms slideshow: https://bit.ly/2xmiprn.

Grades k – 4 Worksheet: https:bit.ly/2vMYkUC

Grades 5 – 8 Worksheet https://bit.ly/3biuqXk

Grades 9 – 12 Worksheet:  https://bit.ly/2WBYR6I

Agriculture Lesson

Child labor on NJ farms slideshow: https://bit.ly/2xmiprn.

Grades k – 4 Worksheet: https:bit.ly/2vMYkUC

Grades 5 – 8 Worksheet https://bit.ly/3biuqXk

Grades 9 – 12 Worksheet:  https://bit.ly/2WBYR6I

More About Whitesbog

About

Whitesbog Preservation Trust is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857 

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Whitesbog Preservation Trust (501(c) (3) non profit) is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust

120 W. Whites Bog Road #34

Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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609.893.4646

whitesbogpreservationtrust@gmail.com

Open Daily: Sunrise – Sunset