Our class trip to Trailside Nature Center in the Watchung Mountains was fun and educational for our children. We had spent weeks prior to our trip learning about the animals outside, from the squirrel to the deer -from the muskrat to the woodpecker. How they live, where they live, what they eat, etc. Our trip brought it all together and made it very real. Having a fun trip with school friends, parents, and teachers helps our young children know their education is important and they are special.