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Environmental Education Field Trips at Holliday Park

Start with 95 acres of wooded ravines, winding trails, natural springs and a dramatic stretch of the White River. Add an innovative Nature Center staffed by experienced environmental educators and outdoor leaders. Combine these elements with dedicated teachers and excited students and you have created the dynamic educational opportunity found only at Holliday Park.

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Field Trip Options

Year-round Field Trips
These hour-long field trips have been designed to complement the Indiana Academic Standards for Science 2010. Available for pre-K through 6th grade, these new field trip options help students realize the wonders of nature first-hand.

Extended Field Trip Options
These programs offer older students the opportunity to experience several topics and habitats at Holliday Park in one visit. Two-hour extended field trips are available for 2nd and 3rd graders. For 4th through 6th grade students, the Outdoor Ecology extended field trip explored multiple habitats in a three-hour program, plus time for lunch.

Seasonal Field Trips
These hour-long programs highlight what makes each season unique. Great for classes looking for multiple field trips, these programs offer new learning opportunities each season. Seasonal programs are available for all grades.

Classroom Connections Nov.–Mar.
If you are looking for a way to tie the on-site experience at Holliday Park back to the classroom, Classroom Connections can help! During these 45-minute programs, a naturalist will visit your classroom with live animals, hands-on nature props and an interactive lesson. Perfect for a pre-trip or a post-trip experience, these visits help students connect the learning during a field trip with classroom lessons.

Environmental Education Field Trips brochure

Get our complete Environmental Education Field Trips brochure in convenient PDF form (PDF, 1.8 MB) and read about all the learning opportunities!


Program Fees

Our on-site, hour-long field trips are $5/student with a $50 minimum. Parents and chaperones are free with a suggested adult-to-child ratio of 1:8. Extended programs are $5/student for the first hour, and then $1/student for each additional hour of programming. Classroom Connections outreach programs are 45 minutes long and are $35/class. Outreach programs that are scheduled without an on-site field trip are $75/class. Schools with a minimum of 40% of students receiving free or reduced lunches are eligible for discounted field-trip fees.

Girl sampling pond water with net

Transportation Funding

Through generous sponsorship from Friends of Holliday Park, this program offers funding to help schools who are limited by the cost of transportation. This program is designed to distribute reimbursement funds in amounts up to $300 to participating Marion County educators. Please call 327-7180 or visit www.hollidaypark.org for additional details and an application form.

To learn more about the guidelines of this program, or to print an application, refer to the following Acrobat PDF documents:

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Registration Information

To register or for additional details regarding any of the field trip programs offered, call 327-7180. As the calendar does fill, please call at least one month prior to the trip. When calling, be prepared with the following information:

  • Program Title
  • Approximate number of students and adults
  • Program date, time and at least one alternative

For grade specific details on all of our field trip options, check out our Environmental Education Field Trips Brochure (PDF, 1.8 MB).


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