COVID19 Communications with Groups/Field Trips

Please note due to COVID19 we conduct the full program outside, the staff wears masks at all times and we request participants and chaperones wear masks. Masks are required to enter the building for the flush bathrooms, there is a porta-potty on site if masks cannot be worn for whatever reason. We have installed an outside hand washing station, we remind participants to physically distance, we don’t have participants share equipment if possible. If the equipment is shared it is sanitized between use. We also use a google form for participants (or their adult) and chaperones to fill out the health check survey the day of their program, asking about fever, exposure, and such.

Kids on field trip

School Field Trips

The Ney Nature Center is a day-use learning center designed to serve people of all ages. The Nature Center’s staff and Education Committee organizes programming for K-12 Schools and Homeschool Classes. The NNC also serves as a teaching station and outdoor laboratory for area colleges and universities. Listed below are the programs that we currently offer and a short synopsis of each topic can be found by clicking here. Click here to view our Group Program Cancellation Policy.

Ready to schedule a field trip? Send an initial email to programs@neycenter.org.

Contact the Ney Nature Center for more information about scheduling other events like guided tours, presentations, group service projects, and more.

Program Topics for School Field Trips:

  • Pond Study (Macro-invertebrates)
  • Bluebirds (Added fee for building houses)
  • Homestead Tours
  • Orienteering
  • Wildlife Investigation Hike
  • Weather
  • Live Animal Meet and Greet
  • Phenology & Nature Journaling
  • Nature Art
  • Geocaching
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tractor Wagon Tour
  • Owls
  • Bird ID & Conservation
  • Mammals
  • Monarchs
  • Bees
  • Pollinators
  • Spiders
  • Bats
  • Maple Syrup
  • Astronomy
  • Predator & Prey Relationships
  • Soils
  • Wildflowers
  • Composting
  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Invasive Species
  • Insects
  • Climate Change
  • Tree ID
  • Frogs and Toads
  • Geology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Pioneering
  • Wetlands
  • Prairie Ecology
  • Winter Ecology
  • Team-building
  • Archery
  • Cross Country Skiing

 

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