Full-Day Field Trips
A skilled Naturalist will meet you at your school and travel with your group for the entire day, leading a field experience that you and your students will never forget. Please call 503-292-6855, x135.
Average Program Length: 6-8 hours
Fee: $180 for up to 30 participants ($5 per participant beyond 30)
Ages: 2nd Grade through adult
Northern Oregon Coast
The beauty of Oregon's rocky shore will be yours for the day as we head to the coast for an action-packed, learning adventure. Students will learn about the powerful, extra-terrestrial forces that drive the tides, and why a tsunami is not a tidal wave. We will investigate coastal geology, the dynamics of the sandy shore, and of course, go birding for our wonderful avian friends like the Double-crested Cormorant, the Tufted Puffin and the Black Oystercatcher. Tides willing, children will also get to explore the tidepools and witness the diverse array of fascinating species that live there. This trip is guaranteed to turn your students into a classroom of marine biologists, at least for the day!
Ape Cave, Mt. St. Helens
Under the careful guidance of an experienced Naturalist, students will journey below the surface of the Earth to spelunk one of the longest lava tubes in the world! They will study the fascinating geology of the caves and discover the nature of molten rock as they trek for over a mile beneath ground. This is truly one of the most unforgettable -and educational - experiences you can give your students, and yourself!
People travel from around the world to experience the magnificence of the Columbia Gorge, yet we often take this backyard treasure for granted! Let our inspiring Naturalists open your students' eyes and train them to "read the land" so they can see the ancient story it reveals. The Columbia River is the most powerful river in the Northern Hemisphere, and we guarantee this field trip will be an educational experience just as mighty.
You and your students will feel on top of the world when you conquer the Earth's fourth-largest monolith, Beacon Rock. Study the landforms of the Columbia Gorge and learn how great floods of molten basalt and the massive Missoula Floods have shaped our land. This incredible field trip also allows time to visit other destinations in the Gorge, which may include Bonneville Dam, Eagle Creek, or Multnomah Falls. This trip will take your class to new heights, guaranteed.