Environmental Education

fostering appreciation and understanding of the environment

For nearly 30 years, the Conservancy has offered free programs and activities to foster a greater understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural environment.

Students can learn with us all year long through school field trips, weekend programs, and summer programs on Conservancy lands.

Each year we present programs to more than 4,500 children from nearly 300 school groups to help them appreciate nature and learn about the outdoors in the outdoors.  In addition to the students, hundreds of parents and teachers attended and assisted with the activities. Conservancy members (those who donate $1 or more each year) make these incredible programs possible.

2019-2020 School Programs

To sign up for a program or borrow a Discovery Box, please call or email:

Sarah Mayhew
Direct line: 231.344.1018
Director of Education