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
Let’s go out and PLAY! Raccoon Club takes full advantage of time spent in nature as we explore the beauty of fall, including lots of time to enjoy the outdoors and soak in some healthy fresh air. As we build our awareness of the natural world, we will witness the...Read More
Once a week, teens gather afterschool at Four Rock with Capt. Rob and Debbie to explore the natural world as fall transitions into winter. Together we’ll learn and practice nature awareness, tracking, and primitive skills such as friction fire with bow-drills, coal...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
We are thrilled to continue a new outdoor learning adventure for our youngest friends! We’ll meet for four mornings in October at Four Rock, our field site on Boston Road in Newbury. We’ll gather at Song Circle to greet the morning, share a story and then set off on...Read More
Strong kids, healthy planet.
Provide meaningful education outdoors along the Merrimack River Watershed and nearby coastal waters to inspire a lifelong connection to land and sea.
Registration for Summer 2015 programs will open on November 7, 2014.Register Online Here
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. While program fees are our largest source of revenue, program fees do not cover the full cost of programming. We rely on philanthropy to sustain our organization and enable us to continue providing the high quality education programs that best serve our Lower Merrimack Valley community.