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Nature Field Trips

What We Do

Nature Field Trips are available each fall and spring to connect young groups with nature. Each 2 hour outing incorporates a core nature component presented by a naturalist or relevant specialist, a hands-on component encouraging interaction with the natural world, and a history component that opens up young minds to a different time and way of life. Funding is provided for certain groups. Please fill out an application here.

Field Trip days are designed for up to 3 classrooms to complete the rotations concurrently, though small groups are welcome.


Download materials for SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIPS at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. Great for individuals, small groups, homeschools, and daycares. Park areas are not guaranteed to be available. Please schedule your group in advance.

The Arboretum has loads of things for CHECK-OUT to help make your time in nature be even more fulfilling. Ask about

  • Bird guides, wildlife guides, and flower guides
  • Snowshoes and walking sticks
  • Birdwatching binoculars
  • Creek critter nets
  • Butterfly nets
  • Plein air art painting kits
  • And so much more!

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