Field Trips

We believe that providing kids with unique experiences will help improve their vocabulary, retention and listening skills, and knowledge of science, math, and social studies. Our field trips are also an excellent way to expose students to new subjects and career paths. Space is limited and spots fill up quickly, so be sure to schedule a field trip as soon as possible!

Trailside Nature Center & Rumpke Landfill Tour (Grades 3-6)

field trip to Trailside Nature CenterOn this field trip, your 3rd-6th graders will gain a better understanding of where their trash goes and why it’s so important to recycle. We start with “The Mystery of Landfills” classroom presentation, then we head to the Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods for a nature education program. Students pack and enjoy a zero-waste lunch, then we take a bus tour of the Rumpke landfill. This trip lasts about five hours, and we can accommodate up to 40 students per trip.

Rumpke Landfill & Materials Recovery Facility Tour (Grades 7-12)

IMG_1505On this 5-hour trip, your students will gain a better understanding of where their trash goes and why it’s so important to recycle. We start with a bus tour of the Rumpke Landfill, and students get to see first hand how a sanitary landfill operates. Then we take a walking tour of Rumpke’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) with hard hats and all! Students pack and enjoy a zero-waste lunch. This trip is available on Wednesdays only.