Nature-based programs for kindergarten and first grade groups include:
Bernheim Plant and Animal Walk
Many plants and animals call Bernheim home! Students will consider how organisms survive on land and in water as we explore different habitats. Key concepts include basic needs, organism structure and function, and relationships between organisms and their environment.
Discovering Art and Science in Nature
Experience Earth Measure, our massive sculpture that merges art and science! Students will explore sights and sounds of the piece, take a walk to compare other artwork, and use natural materials to construct their own sculpture. Key concepts include structure and design, and engineering practice.
Edible Garden Discovery
In addition to growing plants and food, our Edible Garden cultivates curiosity and learning! Students will rotate between hands-on activity stations as they discover how the garden can teach us exciting lessons in math, science, art, writing, and more.
Self-guided trips are an option, but still need to be scheduled. Interested parties should contact Dan Pascucci for more information.
Time and Fee Considerations
- Programs last one hour and can be scheduled year-round
- Program fees are $10 per student for one-hour programs and $15 per student for programs that include Wilson Creek and Forest Giants and last 1.5 – 2 hours, with a group minimum of $100
- There is no charge for teachers or chaperons, but a minimum of one adult is required for every 10 students
- Concerned about fees? Contact Nature-based Educator Dan Pascucci for assistance
Field Trip Planning
To learn more about Bernheim field trips, including how to schedule a visit, please see the Teacher Resources section of our website.