Westwood Hills Nature Center’s forest, restored prairie and marsh are unique outdoor classrooms in the middle of the city. Professionally-trained naturalists lead a wide variety of fun, informative, hands-on environmental education and outdoor recreation programs. Students, teachers and other supervising adults should be dressed to be outside for most of their time at the nature center.
Preschool field trips
Preschool field trips are for children ages 3 — 5. Available programs include:
Each of these programs can be scheduled for either one hour or 1 ½ hours, depending on your group’s needs and wants. Specific activities will vary according to the program, season and the day’s weather, but will typically include outdoor activities and a puppet show.
- 1 hour program — $3 per student (residents), $3.50 per student (non-resident)
- 1 ½ hour program — $4.50 per student (residents), $5 per student (non-resident)
Elementary field trips
Elementary field trips are for children grades K — 6. Programs can help meet certain academic standards. Review our WHNC standards matrix to decide which program might meet your academic needs. Available programs include:
- 1 ½ hour program — $4 per student (residents), $4.50 per student (non-resident)
- 2 hour program — $5 per student (residents), $5.50 per student (non-resident)
Field trip scheduling
To schedule a field trip, contact: