Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!


Palmyra Cove Nature Park/Institute for Earth Observations offers a wonderful program of outdoor and indoor learning activities for school students that is taught by an experienced, accommodating teaching staff.  School field trips are booked on a first come, first served basis; to request a field trip, follow instructions on the School Program Registration Forms. For Mobile Geoscience Laboratory outreach programs, contact us, (856) 829-1900, ext. 1263,

What Programs are Available?

Programs are available for students in K through 12th grade levels. The 4-hour programs are actually 3.5 hours of instruction time with a 30-minute lunch break.  Some of the programs are similar in content but are adjusted to accommodate various grade levels.  The activities have been aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

How to Reserve an Education Program for Your School

Check the calendar to find an available date for the program. When scheduling a program, please keep in mind that a minimum purchase for 10 students is required and the maximum number of students we can accommodate per day for each education program is 80.