Field trips in 2021 are currently cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check out our NEW Teacher Toolboxes with educational equipment available for classroom checkout.
Engage all your senses as you learn about the natural world of trees at the arboretum.
The Knee-High Naturalist Program won awards in 2011 from Trees Forever and The Iowa Urban Forestry Council. These activities support basic science concepts and emphasize the enjoyment of spending time outdoors in nature.
Most school groups schedule time for a picnic lunch at our green-roof Pavilion.
Grades 3-12 and College Students
Please contact the arboretum to arrange appropriate activities anytime of the year. We delight in working with classes at all ages and ability levels.
2020 Knee-high Naturalist Curriculum:
Updated 2020/21 curriculum information will be posted in the fall.
Field Trip Costs:
Field Trips are FREE for school-sponsored groups.
Non-school sponsored field trips (businesses, organizations, families, private parties, day & summer care facilities, youth camps, etc.) have a per-participant fee. Click here to access the Fee Schedule.