Field Trips | Grades K-12

Now accepting registrations for 2019-2020 academic year!

If you are interested in registering your group for a field trip, or would like more information, please email us at

Schools | Homeschool Groups | Youth Groups & Troops

Based at The Nature of Things campus, Cultivating Wild offers a range of programs to outside groups for students in kindergarten through grade 12. School, homeschool, and other youth groups are able to take advantage of the unique learning opportunities afforded by Cultivating WIld’s abundance and access to natural landscapes, wildlife, working farm, “green” buildings featuring solar and geothermal energy systems, and experienced, knowledgeable educators.

Learn more about our campus and the surrounding landscapes >>

Cultivating Wild's goal is to give each student a sense of their unique connection with the natural world. Cultivating Wild wants all students, regardless of background, to have the opportunity to experience food systems and wild landscapes, so they may build a connection to the place they live and discover their purpose in the context of the natural world.

Through direct experience, students will use their senses to connect to the wonders of the forests, fields, and waterways, along with the animals and plants that make up our working farm. Students could be building shelters, making fires, feeding farm animals, planting carrots, learning to walk quietly in the forest, or playing games that teach a skill.

We can work with teachers or group leaders to design a program that aligns with your current curriculum and projects. Look through the Field Trip Programs catalog to select a themed field trip day program that suits your group’s needs!

PDF Catalog >>

Facilities include:

  • Working animal barn
  • Woodland plot
  • Indoor structure for protection from rain, wind, snow, cold
  • Greenhouse
  • Gardens
  • Indoor restrooms

Landscape features of note:

  • Woodlands
  • Fields
  • Meadows
  • Trails
  • Ponds
  • Vernal pools
  • Bog
  • Pastures
  • Orchards

Science Standards

Each Cultivating Wild field trip program has been aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), in order to provide educators with a way to connect field trips with school curriculum. Additionally, each program lists which aspects of the “5C's” are present in the program. The 5C’s are Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Community Connection.

Read more about each “C” on our Generation 5C blog >>