Environmental Education Field Trips
"The Nation's Premier Environmental Education Program"
Nature’s Classroom Institute is the nation’s premier environmental education program. We offer a fully customized, highly engaging 3 or 5 day experience that has direct positive impacts on classroom community and academic performance. Our multi-disciplined, degreed educators integrate lessons with the curriculum of visiting schools in order to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. With thousands of classes and activities to choose from, we create unique and individualized experiences for each and every student and teacher.
Explore Our Facilities
Extension of the Classroom
A place where students value their education. We broaden their perspectives to see that learning is not all textbooks, but where they obtain the necessary skills for other, more exciting things.
Our goal is to motivate students to learn, to integrate social development with academic experiences, and to strengthen the link between school and the “real world.”
We involve students in the learning process and allow them to choose which classes they take. By encouraging students to follow their interests we instill confidence, motivate them to seek out knowledge, and empower them develop new areas of interest.
More than just science
Teachers at Nature’s Classroom Institute incorporate the whole environment, teaching through the elements of the world around us, so that students can experience and truly understand not just science but all subjects, including mathematics, social studies, history, and language arts.
How students benefit
Develop an improved self-concept while feeling motivated to learn and understand the value of education.
Build an appreciation for the individuality and uniqueness of each person and then grow an ability to work with others for the positive benefit of all community members.
Develop a greater awareness of the environment and their role within it while enjoying an enhancement of the life skills to help them succeed, grow, and become the next generation’s leaders
At Nature's Classroom Institute We Offer
With free explanatory presentations to teachers, parents and school administrators and a customized multi-disciplinary program to correlate or expand on your classroom curriculum. Our degreed and experienced educators, including an Education Director offer 1:12 teacher/student ratio activities including group and team-building field experience which improves peer bonding, self development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to problem solve
Throughout the program students will be encouraged to take responsibility and make choices.
All sites have weatherized cabins that have bunk bed style accommodation.
Over 25 years of programming and staff with years of experience in education.
Child friendly food choices served with community in mind, dietary restrictions are accommodated.
We incorporate all the sciences in everything we do. From earth science in a vast selection of classes to talking about mass when weighing our food waste.
The first day of the trip may include team building activities but the whole experience is based around community building and working together.
No matter which site you choose to visit water will be a big part of the experience. The students are encouraged to explore the shoreline and creeks to expand their understanding.
We offer night hikes, simulations and campfires. The time after dinner and before lights out in an NCI favorite. The students could be learning about night vision or exploring the night sky.
We offer many classes and large group activities that incorporate a whole host of historical events. Here at NCI learning from our past is part of the trip and it is a big hit with all our groups.
Studying and understanding our society is becoming more and more important. We have plenty of opportunities for sociology, with thought and reflection integrated in all of our activities