Willow Grove Nature Education Center
Field Trips for Public, Independent, and Home School Groups
Our goal is to infuse children with a love and a respect for the natural world by offering fun programs on nature, local history, farming, natural history, and conservation awareness. Sensing Nature, Discovering Insects, Geology Rocks!, Spring Planting, Fall Harvest, Habitat Explorers, and Stream Strollers are just a few of our fun programs. For detailed descriptions of our programs, please download the School Programs PDF at the bottom of this page.
Field Trip Schedule: We schedule field trips for Spring, Fall, and Winter. We can adjust the start and end times to suit your needs.
- Mondays, 1 PM - 3 PM
- Tuesdays, 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM
- Wednesdays, 1 PM - 3 PM
- Thursdays, 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM
- Fridays, 10 AM - 12 PM
Group Size is limited to 36 students. We will divide into smaller groups to enhance your experience. Siblings are not permitted. For grades 2 and lower, you need 1 adult chaperone for every 6 students. For grades 3 and higher, you need 1 adult chaperone for every 9 students. Excess chaperones are discouraged. Teachers and chaperones are expected to discipline students and to be fully involved in the field trip.
Cost: $3 per student except for Fall Harvest which is $4 per student and includes a pumpkin for each student. We do not charge for teachers or chaperones.
To Schedule a Field Trip contact our School Programs Coordinator, Maureen Larkin, at email@example.com, or call her at 410.887.3014. You may call anytime after January 1st to schedule any program for that calendar year. All programs are “hands-on” and are conducted mostly outside. Our programs are held rain or shine. Students should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Please have your students wear nametags and tell us if your group has special needs. We can tailor any of our programs to your group’s abilities. We have a few picnic tables if you want to begin or end your visit with lunch. Please bring your own trash bags and carry your trash out with you.
We Need Volunteers to Help with School Children’s Field Trips to the Park
Do you like nature and being outside with children? Are you concerned that many children are not developing an appreciation for nature? You can help by volunteering on our school field trips. No experience is necessary! We will train you and mentor you with naturalists and experienced volunteers. You can volunteer once a week or once a month. It’s rewarding and it’s fun! To learn more, contact Maureen Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 410.887.3014.
School Programs, Pre-K through 5th Grades (PDF)