It’s hard to find a greater classroom than Bernheim when it comes to teaching kids at all ages and levels about nature. Our 16,000+-acre outdoor classroom makes learning both experiential and immersive.
These hikes offer opportunities for families and groups to join Bernheim educators for an afternoon of learning, exercise, and adventure. Appropriate for grades K-5, Homeschool Hikes include a short talk followed by a hike or activity that brings learning to life. Registration required. Contact Dan Pascucci for more information.
ON-SITE NATURE-BASED EDUCATOR VISITS
Whether it’s a school, homeschool group, community learning hub, or other educational space, Bernheim can come to your classroom. Our nature-based educators provide short, interactive presentations about ecosystems, plant identification, how to read a trail, and many other themes that will leave students eager and excited for their next trip to Bernheim. Costs vary depending upon location and desired program length. Contact Dan Pascucci for fee information and to schedule your visit.
VOLUNTEER NATURALIST TRAINING
Bernheim's award-winning Volunteer Naturalist program is an in-depth experience that is perfect for anyone who wants to combine their love of service to nature and to the community with lifelong learning.
CERTIFIED INTERPRETIVE GUIDE (CIG) TRAINING
This annual certification program is led by Bernheim’s award-winning Interpretive Programs Manager Wren Smith. The National Association for Interpretation CIG training will help you find new ways to inspire others to care for and connect with our natural and cultural treasures. Training is offered once a year, typically in March. Contact Wren Smith to find out about the next scheduled training course at Bernheim.