Nature is the best Classroom!

What better place to learn about Earth's systems, resources, energy, and more than in the great outdoors? Boone County is home to to many parks, forests, fields, and streams, which offer great experiential learning opportunities for students. Our educators will work with teachers and field trip coordinators individually to create a customized field trip adapted to meet your students' physical and academic needs.

Read through the example field trip themes and locations below, and contact our education specialist for more information:

Susan Brown
Conservation Education Specialist
859-586-7903 ext. 3
susanbrown@bccdky.org


Did you know?

Spending regular time in natural areas has proven to:

  1. Increase creativity and concentration children
  2. Improve symptoms of asthma and attention deficit disorders
  3. Boost metabolism
  4. Increase amounts of Vitamin D
  5. Improve your mood!

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Example Curriculum

The following are examples of educational themes which work well in the outdoors. If you would like to see something else offered, our qualified staff can work with you to design the perfect outing for your students!

  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Wildlife populations
  • Experimental design and data collection
  • Geology
  • Outdoor and leadership skills
  • Biological Diversity
  • Weather and climate

Field Trip Sites

Our education staff will work with you to select the right location for your students. Below are local Boone County parks and natural areas: