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Field Trip Information

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During Bernheim field trips, students are encouraged to make connections between lessons learned in the classroom and real-world phenomena observable in nature. While many of these connections are based in ecology, they also include lessons in other sciences, language arts, social studies, and visual arts.

Field Trip Information Packet Guided Field Trip Interest Form Self-Guided Field Trip Interest Form


Field Trip Planning – FAQs

When can I schedule a Bernheim Field Trip?
Guided field trips are scheduled Monday through Friday, with a morning slot from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

  • August 21 through December 15
  • March 4 through May 17

Bernheim makes every effort to accommodate all field trip requests. However, at any point, based on the number of scheduled field trips and availability of Bernheim educators, we may be unable to accommodate your request. We suggest reserving your field trip as far in advance as possible.

How do I schedule a Bernheim Field Trip?
To schedule a Bernheim guided field trip, please complete the online interest form. The request form will notify our staff of your interest and we will respond within 3-4 business days. Submission of this form does not confirm your visit. Bernheim staff will contact you to confirm details of your visit and send an email confirmation.

Please have the following information ready when completing the form:

  • Ideal field trip date, with one back-up date
  • Grade level and number of students
  • Program choice(s)
  • Approximate arrival time

How much do Bernheim field trips cost?
Bernheim offers affordable field trip experiences for all budgets. Fees begin at $10 per student for an hour-long program (with no charge for teachers or chaperones), while options for self-guided visits are available too.

Those concerned about fees should email nature-based Educator Dan Pascucci.

What types of field trips are offered at Bernheim?
The 2023-2024 Guided Field Trip Information Packet provides educators with the most current information about unique field trip experiences at Bernheim. Planning tools include accessibility, KY Academic Standard Alignment, suggested readings*, pricing, and chaperone requirements. View and download this guide.

To schedule a guided field trip, please complete the online interest form and our education staff will reach out within 3-4 business days. When planning a guided field trip, a minimum of two weeks ’ notice is required.

Bernheim also offers self-guided field trips. Self-guided field trips allow groups to explore the living laboratory at Bernheim at their leisure. Self-guided adventures can include Playcosystem, hiking Rock Run, visiting the Forest Giants, exploring the Edible Garden, or learning about ecosystems. The possibilities are endless! To plan a self-guided field trip, complete the online interest form.

What should students wear during a Bernheim field trip?
Because Bernheim field trips are nature-based, all participants should dress appropriately for the season and weather. Long pants or jeans, as well as sturdy shoes, are recommended.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Because Bernheim field trips are nature-based, our general policy is to continue with outdoor programs in the event of rain and other non–threatening weather conditions. Teachers and other field trip coordinators are responsible for canceling field trips in the event of inclement weather. Bernheim educators will work with teachers to reschedule or substitute programs that are canceled due to weather.

Where is Bernheim?
Bernheim is located about 25 miles south of Louisville in Clermont, Kentucky. The main entrance sits one mile east of Interstate 65, just off exit 112.