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Field Trip Journeys at Berks Nature

In our world, curiosity, wonder and imagination are the inspiration for scientific inquiry and discovery. At Berks Nature, we know that human behavior affects the future of our planet, and a personal connection to our world is the catalyst to inspire action. We deeply believe that nature is essential to our quality of life.

To this end, Berks Nature is proud to partner with public school districts and private institutions to provide immersive, educational field journey experiences.

Connect your students to nature with an educational hike through the wetland, meadow, and forest trails that surround The Nature Place – Get your hands dirty as you explore the stream – Explore scientific wonders in our open-air classrooms.

Berks Nature would like to guide your pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students as they think deeply, apply knowledge, solve problems, and process what they have learned while exploring the environment and sustainable features of The Nature Place campus.

We offer:

  • Field trips for grades Pre-K – 12 – A field trip is a bit of adventure and a lot of learning about a specific field of science.
  • Various educational options based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) STEELS Standards at our location or in your classroom.
  • GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) elementary and secondary protocol training for educators.
  • Professional learning opportunities and Act 48 credits for educators.
The possibilities are endless when you bring your students to The Nature Place!

The Pennsylvania Department of Education Science, Technology and Engineering, Environmental Literacy, Sustainability (STEELS) Standards frame the lessons we can offer your students. Join us on a Field Journey!

Life Science

  • Structure and Function
  • Growth and Development of Organisms
  • Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Cycles of Matter and Energy
  • Natural Selection
  • Adaptation
  • Biodiversity and Humans

Physical Science

  • Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Earth and Space Science

  • Earth Materials and Systems
  • The Role of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
  • Weather and Climate
  • Natural Resources
  • Human Impact on Earth Systems

Environmental Literacy and Sustainability

Agricultural and Environmental Systems and Resources
  • Agricultural Systems
  • Environment and Society
  • Watersheds and Wetlands
Environmental Literacy Skills
  • Investigating Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Experiences
  • Evaluating Solutions
Sustainability and Stewardship
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Environmental Justice

Technology and Engineering

Technology and engineering standards are integrated throughout our lessons with an emphasis on the influence that technological development has on environmental literacy and science.

Schedule your Field Trip Journey!

Half Day: Morning or Afternoon (up to 3 hours) at The Nature Place. Your group is welcome to eat lunch in Angelica Creek Park.

Full Day: Enjoy the full day (up to 6 hours) at The Nature Place

In Class Programs
  • Basic Program: up to 2 hours at your location
  • Full Day Program: up to 4 hours with multi-class program options at your location
Shop to support nature!

In addition to our other stations, the field trip will include time at our interpretative exhibits where students will meet our critters, participate in an I-Spy scavenger hunt, and shop at our gift store. Store items range from $2.00 and up. Please ask your students to bring money to shop.

Our field trips typically cost $10 per student.  Thanks to a generous donation, we can currently offer field trips at $5 per student.

Interested in scheduling a field trip? Inquire here! One of our Berks Nature educators will respond to your submission.

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