School Programs  

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens April 1, 2019.

Cincinnati Nature Center’s School Programs can help you build schoolyard scientists through investigations of your natural surroundings. We offer a variety of programs and packages to meet your school's needs and interests. CLICK HERE to see our brochure for details about all of our new options. 





Field Trips for Grades 1-8

Returning teachers should note that our group maximums have changed for the upcoming school year, and new options for bringing larger groups (up to 80 per day) can be found in our brochure.

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. 

Field trip dates for the 2018-2019 school year are extremely limited this year due to high demand. Please call Melissa Sabo at (513) 774-1949 with information about your group or register below to be put onto our wait list.

CLICK HERE to register for our wait list.


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



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Field Trips for Grades Preschool and Kindergarten

Returning teachers should note that our group maximums have changed for the upcoming school year, and new options for including hikes with your program can be found in our brochure.

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.

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Experience More

Interest in schoolyard programs, teacher trainings, and building partnerships with the Nature Center? Check out our options for multiple interactions with us on pages 5 and 6 of our brochure. Or sign up for our teacher newsletter or our teacher Facebook group


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Homeschool Programs and Summer Field Trips

If you are interested in bringing your family or homeschool group to Cincinnati Nature Center for an outdoor experience, programs will be available throughout the year. For a list of upcoming homeschool events, click here or contact Sharon Renner (information below) to be added to the homeschool email list. Homeschool groups are not eligible for a discounted teacher membership.


If you are planning a summer field trip for your camp or child care center, please contact Sharon Renner at 5130831-1771, ext. 129 or

School Group Volunteers

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