Let ECO Center be an outdoor extension of your classroom.
We offer curriculum-based lessons for Pre-K through 8th grade. The hands-on activities are derived from the Council for Environmental Education's (CEE) Project Wild, Aquatic Wild, and Project WET as well as Project Learning Tree's Pre K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide.
The lessons are offered outdoors and focus on our 3-acre woods and native prairie. The lessons include hands-on activities that will engage the student's creativity and critical thinking skills. Many lessons are paired with equipment such as microscopes, binoculars, compasses, thermometers, and field guides.
Examples of themes offered:
- Structure & Scale
- Patterns of Change
- Water Resource Management
- Habitats, Ecosystems, & Niches
- Human Impacts
- Wildlife Populations & Management
In addition to the academic learning at ECO, we also offer play sessions that can be scheduled separately or together with an academic lesson. Our activities test children's strength, balance, creativity, and confidence. Play activities include: mini zip lines, giant corn box, barrel train ride, upcycled playground, a tunnel slide, and petting zoo.
Weekday field trip sessions are scheduled between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.
Please register below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for date and time availability.
- Outdoor fees -
- Youth/participants: $6.00 *
- Chaperones: $4.00
- Paid teaching staff: no charge
- Must have a minimum of 35 students to be eligible for participant rate
- Email email@example.com or call 914-400-8085 to schedule a trip.
Grant Money Available!
Announcing a transportation scholarship available while funds last. School bus transportation costs to and from an ECO Center field trip will be covered up to $65. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. Awards will be based on financial need and on a first come first serve basis.