Field Trip Opportunities

One of the best gifts we can give our children is a strong connection to the natural world.  Vermont’s forests serve as a wonderful classroom. Research shows that providing children meaningful experiences in the outdoors promotes critical thinking and a greater responsibly on behalf of the ecological, social, and economic values of our forests and other natural resources as adults. Vermont is fortunate to have many programs and resources to support teachers, parents and all educators in getting kids out to explore the woods. 

Here is a list of field trip ideas to get you started:

Vermont State Parks and State Lands, various sites around the state

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington, VT

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock VT

or find a local place to visit by visiting the directory of organizations!