Field trips and Presentations
Choose from a variety of field trips and presentations listed below. Use your best judgment when considering what goal the activity aligns with for reporting points.
EarthDance Organic Farm School
Each EarthDance Field Trip includes a walking & tasting tour of our historic farm, including education in our pollinator front yard, Seven Generation garden, greenhouse & hoop houses, 1.2-acre vegetable production fields, and our permaculture orchard. K-12 students will learn their food’s journey from field to plate and how they can grow it themselves! To schedule a field trip or ask questions, email Lindsay Motto at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more. 30 points
EarthDance Organic Farm School
Classroom presentations are available on a wide variety of topics and cater to many different age groups. Topics covered in the past include permaculture, soil health, water management, organic farming practices, and how what we do on the farm contributes to environmental and human health. To schedule a presentation for your class, use this form. You can also email Lindsay Motto at email@example.com with any additional questions. 20 points
St. Louis Composting
Learn about commercial composting and what happens to your compost after it leaves the school with a field trip, suited for 2nd-12th grade, to a commercial composting facility in Belleville, IL. K-12 classroom presentations are also available to learn more about composting and how to best use your yellow bins. To schedule a field trip, presentation, or to ask any questions, email Sara Koziatek at firstname.lastname@example.org. Field trips are 30 points and classroom presentations are 20 points.
EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden
These programs are standards-based and easily extendable to fit seamlessly with K-12 classroom curriculum. Programs are available on a variety of sustainability topics including recycling, energy, air quality and more. Outreach programs that focus on waste/recycling and stormwater topics are free; otherwise, fees are $100 per class of up to 30 students, $50 for additional classes conducted on the same date in the same location. To schedule an outreach class, contact Katherine Golden at email@example.com. Learn more. Free programs are 20 points and expense programs are 30 points.
EarthWays Center and St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District
The field of stormwater management is becoming more vital to our livelihoods. Bring this topic to life in your K-12 classroom through the MSD Clean Water Education program today! MSD Clean Water Education is a free Stormwater Education Program for St. Louis City and County. Reserve a Watershed EnviroScape® Model for your classroom or engage students with the Storm Drain Marking. To schedule, contact MSDCleanwater@mobot.org or call 314.577.0207. Learn more. 20 points
Green is Here for Good Field Trip
How “green” are you? Sustainability-themed visits to the Garden integrate an interpretive tour of the site that illustrates the importance of waste minimization, energy, energy efficiency and conservation, and resource conservation. Students grades 3-12 will discover simple things they can do to use resources more efficiently and live more sustainably. Tours can be customized to focus on the specific topics that would be relevant to the teachers and students that will be in attendance. To schedule a field trip or if you have any questions, contact Katherine Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org. 30 points
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
There are a variety of activities to choose from for grades K-12 that can be presented either in the classroom or as a field trip to the field station. The topics covered include watersheds, pollution, the water cycle, water run-off, and aquatic ecosystems. The first Thursday of the month will officially be Field Trip day at NGRREC. Most field trips will be scheduled on Thursdays. Contact Allison Rhanor at email@example.com. Learn more. Field trips are 30 points and classroom presentations are 20 points.
Urban Harvest STL
During your visit, we will share a brief overview of Urban Harvest STL and the history of the FOOD ROOF Farm, followed by a farm walk with in-depth explanations of each component of the farm, from hydroponic towers to the agricultural green roof system to chickens to an edible wall. We offer field trips of the farm for K-12 school groups on Tuesday through Friday mornings from April - October. Fees are $50 for groups up to 15 students or $100 for groups of 16-30 students. To schedule a tour, use the form linked below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Learn more. 30 points
Missouri Department of Conservation
The Missouri Department of Conservation Educational Consultant for Parkway School District, David Bruns, can visit your classroom and present on a wide variety of topics including ecosystems, natural resources, and conservation. These lessons are part of the Discover Nature Schools curriculum and these teacher and student guides can be provided. Contact David Bruns at email@example.com to schedule and discuss presentation options. 20 points