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Cincinnati Nature Center’s School Programs can help you build schoolyard scientists through investigations of your natural surroundings.

Cincinnati Nature Center offers a variety of programs to meet your school’s needs using authentic outdoor learning experiences. Come to our site or we’ll come to yours!

School & Teacher Programs Brochure

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Field Trips: Learning Expeditions Program

Enhance your life science curriculum by visiting Rowe Woods with your class for one of our experiential lessons. Classes are divided into groups of 8-10 students with a trained Cincinnati Nature Center leader and school chaperone for personal, hands-on experiences in nature.  Students are able to follow their interests within the focus of the lesson through organic learning opportunities and teachable moments. Ask us how we can customize your field trip by connecting to recent and upcoming classroom experiences. All lessons integrate Ohio academic standards and Next Generation Science Standards. 


* Calendar shows availability for Field Trip Learning Expeditions Programs only. Updated daily at 4:00 pm. 



2017-2018 Field Trip Learning Expeditions Online Registration Form

Field Trips: Preschool and Kindergarten Play-Based Learning Program

Role models like parents, grandparents and teachers have the ability to engage young children in nature long term, instilling a love for learning in the outdoors. During these special programs for Preschool and Kindergarten students, Nature Center staff will teach family volunteers to run simple stations in the Nature PlayScape. Enthusiastic parents can help children feel comfortable in nature and enjoy real-life experiences on topics covered in their classrooms. See our brochure above for details on which program is right for your students.



2017-2018 Field Trips Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Form

Nature Brought to You

  • Schoolyards: Available September-October and April-May. Use your schoolyard to its full potential and enhance what you are learning inside the classroom. Hunt for pollinators, learn about the world of ants, perform an inquiry investigation or specialize a lesson for your school.
  • In-Class: Available November-February. When winter winds howl, bring nature IN with our classroom programs. We’ll come to you for an authentic learning experience focused on literacy, art and music, all centered on a nature theme.

Request a Program for 2017-2018 school year:
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School Group Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering to lead or assist school groups, visit our Volunteer page.