The Jarrett Nature Center is Hatboro-Horsham School District's Outdoor Classroom. It provides an opportunity for all of our students to visit for observation, learning and exploration experiences with their classroom teachers. It also provides a setting for the community and also our students to enjoy its natural environment with their families.
There are several different ecosystems at the Jarrett Nature Center:
- The Woodlands is a rich assemblage of trees, spice and other bushes, ferns and fungi with a bird blind to enjoy watching the variety of chickadees, bluebirds, robins and other birds.
- The Meadow is undergoing restoration efforts after removing invasive tall plants endangering smaller wildflowers.
- The Wetlands is the largest area of the Jarrett Nature Center and is a nesting site for many birds, including the red winged blackbird. A second bird blind faces the nesting area for opportunities to observe nature.
- The Pond is an original parcel from the Jarrett farm and was restored to full function in the past three years. A sitting bench affords the opportunity to take in the activity of life at the pond.
Many student projects are happening at the Jarrett Nature Center.
Check out the link below. It takes you to a wikipage about the 5th grade project that addresses the need to preserve the natural environment. See samples of student blog entries, persuasive letters written to the Township and movies created with student-created pictures: