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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 however feel free to suggest a topic that is not on the list. With enough time we may be able to prepare a program of your choice. Each topic is built around a 45 minute to 1 hour lesson. A short synopsis of each topic can be found by clicking here.

Ready to schedule a field trip? Check out our calendar to see which dates are available and then download, fill out, and send in the Field Trip Registration form to officially book your field trip.

Contact 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
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife Investigation Hike
  • Weather
  • Live Animal Meet and Greet
  • Phenology & Nature Journaling
  • Nature Art
  • Geocaching
  • Snowshoeing
  • Night Hike
  • Owls
  • Bird ID & Conservation
  • Mammals
  • Monarchs
  • Bees
  • Pollinators
  • Spiders
  • Bats
  • Maple Syrup
  • Astronomy
  • Animal Tracks
  • 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
  • Predator & Prey Relationships
  • Cross Country Skiing

 

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