Environmental Education Programs

We offer guided field trips for kids of all ages!

Wellfield Botanic Gardens offer hands-on, inquiry based programs designed to connect students to the natural world. All programs are aligned with Indiana State and National Science standards.

Fees


  • $4 per student participant
  • Teachers are Free
  • Required Chaperones are Free (Chaperone Requirements = 8:1 ratio)
  • Additional Chaperones over the required number are $3.50 each payable upon arrival.

Please schedule your field trip or in-school program at least 3 weeks in advance.  Programs are scheduled Tuesday through Friday.  Program fees are due 2 weeks in advance to secure your date.

**Program fees apply on Tuesday for all school field trips and visits.

Field Trip Scholarship Application

Educational Programs

All programs can be presented for students of all ages and all grade levels. Group size: Up to 60 Students. Duration: 2 hours


There are 4 Areas of Focus for ALL Education Programs:

  • Food: Where Does Your Food Come From? Planting a Garden
  • Water: Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource
  • History: The Aquifer, Well Fields, and Super Funds
  • Sustainability: Protecting Our Earth and Environment

Here are common themes available for educational programs. All themes are adaptable to any grade level.

  • Sensory Scientists – Students become scientists by using their five senses to explore and observe the natural world.
  • Garden Safari – Students explore the connection between plants, animals and water.  They learn how ground water travels through different soil types and where living things find the water they need.
  • Round and Round We Go – Students examine and compare the different stages of the life cycles of plants and animals.
  • Growing Up Green – Students identify plant parts, growth and development through hands on activities and exploration.
  • Amazing Adaptations – Students discover how animals and plants live in their habitat and adapt to changes in their environment.
  • What’s Eating You? – Students explore ecosystems and food webs. They observe the interconnectedness of decomposers, predators and prey.
  • Energy Road – Students explore the sun as the source of all energy and how energy transfers through an ecosystem.

We will work with you to build programs around your science curriculum requirements; If you have an idea, call us!


For more information email m.kinsey@wellfieldgardens.org or call Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Environmental Educator at 574-266-2006 ext 106