CLOSTER NATURE CENTER EDUCATION PROGRAMMING SURVEY

The Closter Nature Center (CNC) offers a range of nature science education opportunities through our in-classroom, after school, and summer camp programs. We update our educational content to remain current with the State of New Jersey curriculum standards, while responding to the needs and aspirations of the families we serve. In order to continue to improve the educational experiences offered, we are asking that you take a few moments to respond to this questionnaire. We value your opinion and appreciate very much the time you devote to helping us improve the Closter Nature Center education program

  1. Are you a current member of the CNC? A past member?
  2. Has your child/children participated in a CNC nature science class?
    Yes
    No
    1. If ‘Yes’ which type of class (school classroom, after school, camp)?
  3. Is your child/children currently participating in a CNC nature science program?
    Yes
    No
    1. If ‘Yes’ which one?
  4. Is your child/children participating in other non-CNC nature science educational program(s)?
    Yes
    No
    1. If ‘Yes’ please describe
  5. If your child/children has participated in nature science programming, what aspects have they liked?
    1. Aspects they disliked?
  6. Are you a member of a Nature Center other than the Closter Nature Center?
    Yes
    No
    1. If ‘Yes’ please describe
  7. Are there specific days/times when you would be interested in having your child participate in CNC programming?
  8. Do you have specific suggestions to improve the nature science programs that you would like CNC to consider? Please describe in as much detail as possible.

Closter Nature Center is reviewing the structure of our summer and after school programs. Please indicate any preferences you have regarding the following options:

  1. Would you prefer longer 3-hour summer sessions (9:00 – noon or 1:00 – 4:00)?
  2. Would you be comfortable with the following revised age groupings: PreK & K; grades 1-3; grades 4-6; grades 7-9?
  3. Would you prefer the after school program begin at 3:30 or 3:45 PM?
  4. Would you be interested in a half-day and/or full-day program on days that are school holidays (such as Washington’s Birthday)?
  5. Would you be interested in weekend programs for children and/or adults?
    Yes
    No
  6. Any additional comments?

Thank you for your time in completing this survey! Please feel free to share this survey with friends and family. www.closternaturecenter.org