Day & Outreach Programs for Schools


The Ecology School helps you extend your STEM curriculum with interactive, hands-on field trips, classroom lessons, and assemblies. School groups come to our campus or meet our staff at an outdoor location, such as a nature preserve, state park, or even your own school-yard. We tailor lessons to cover your curriculum needs.

Field Trips | Outreach Programs


Field Trips

Take Learning Outside! School groups come to our campus or meet The Ecology School staff at another outdoor location, such as a nature preserve, state park, or your own school-yard. We tailor your field experience to cover your curriculum needs—all lessons align with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards to help students meet curricular goals through experiential, engaging and unique learning opportunities.

On an Ecology School Field Trip you can expect to:

Explore amazing ecosystems: Access to beaches, sand dunes, ponds, rivers, streams, forests, and tide pools.

Spend time outside of school: Together students will learn how to be better stewards in an exciting natural environment.

Learn important science concepts and skills through active, hands-on lessons taught by professional educators.

I loved the experience. It encompasses the whole child.
— Kerry, Life Skills Teacher, ME

Daily Schedule

Full day Field trips generally run 4 hours, anytime between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, and include time for lunch.

Visits can be tailored to fit your school day and transportation needs.

Learn more

For more information, or to book a field trip, please contact Meg Edstrom Jones, Director of Education & Curriculum Design.


Outreach Programs

Reduce transportation costs by having The Ecology School magic come to you!  Meet your curriculum goals and state standards with interactive, hands-on programming and assemblies—or utilize your schoolyard’s outdoor learning environment!

Schoolyard & Classroom Programs

The Ecology School staff are happy to come to your school or organization throughout the school year. Programs cover a range of topics in the life and earth sciences, including habitats, water science, use of scientific tools and observation skills. Please visit our Lessons Page for further description of our available Schoolyard and Classroom lessons or contact us about your learning goals.

Assembly Programs

Our assembly programs are 1-hour long and cover science concepts students can understand and connect to by using student participation, zany costumes, entertaining songs and lots of laughs for everyone.

Please visit our Lessons Page for further description of our available Assembly programs.

Assembly programs can be conducted for individual classrooms (up to 30 students) or a larger audience.

Good to Know

Schedule: Most Outreach programs are 1-hour long

Mileage: $0.55/mile

Additionally: The Ecology School staff may conduct follow-up, hands-on activities for students in the classroom or schoolyard for an additional fee. Professional development workshops for teachers may also be provided after school.  Please indicate your interest!

Learn More

For more information, or to schedule an outreach program, please contact Meg Edstrom Jones, Director of Education & Curriculum Design.