Spring 2022 Field Trips at the Arboretum

Our spring 2022 field trip and schoolyard programs are now FULL.

To be updated on our fall 2022 information, please complete this form, and a youth education representative will contact you regarding our fall semester offerings when that information becomes available.

To schedule a self-guided visit, please contact us at groups@ncarboretum.org.

The Outdoors is Our Classroom!

Academic field trip programs blend the benefits of outdoor education and inquiry-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education while meeting North Carolina Essential Standards.

Time spent with Arboretum educators is time on task. Lessons incorporate curriculum goals and integrate hands-on field experiences. All programs serve as an excellent means to introduce and reinforce topics in a dynamic and enriching way.

Spring Registration is now FULL!

Field Trip dates are every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from March 1st - May 19th, 2022, excluding the week of April 11th for Spring Break.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Morning and afternoon guided programs and self-guided options available.

WEDNESDAYS
Morning guided programs only, with self-guided options available for the afternoon.

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

Group Size Limit: Groups are limited to 120* participants maximum for Tuesday & Thursday field trips. Students will be in smaller learning groups of 20 students maximum, a parent chaperone(s) and a teacher, and 2 Arboretum Staff Members.

*If a group of 61-120 attends in a single day, their programming options will only be 1 guided program and self-guided time, then switching after lunch.

Groups of 15-60 can schedule two guided programs in a day.

Program Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:

Group Size Limit: Groups are limited to 40 participants maximum for guided Wednesday field trips. Students will be in smaller learning groups of 20 students maximum, a parent chaperone(s) and a teacher, and 2 Arboretum Staff Members.

Wednesday groups may choose 1 guided program for the morning, and may choose to stay for lunch and a self-guided program for the afternoon.

Program Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (and 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. self-guided only)

Please review our Safety Guidelines.


Programs at the Arboretum

Program Title

Grade Level

K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Amazing Arthropods X X X X
Down and Dirty with Soil X X
Geocaching & Team Building X X X
Wet and Wild X
Wildlife Adventures X X X
Wonders of Weather X

Cost

Participants Visit Fee Lunch Location Fee Program Fee Total Cost Total Cost/ Person
15-25 $65.00 $20.00 $100.00 $185.00 $12.33 to $7.40
26-50 $65.00 $20.00 $200.00 $285.00 $10.96 to $5.70
51-75 $95.00 $20.00 $300.00 $415.00 $8.13 to $5.53
76-100 $95.00 $20.00 $400.00 $515.00 $6.78 to $5.15
101-120 $150.00 $20.00 $500.00 $670.00 $6.63 to 5.58

Our spring programs are now full.

To be updated on our fall 2022 field trip information, please complete this form, and a youth education representative will contact you regarding our fall semester offerings when that information becomes available.


Youth Education’s policy regarding mask use is based upon the current Buncombe County Community COVID-19 Level, according to the CDC. This is effective beginning Friday, March 11, 2022. Note that we are presently within the Green category.

Green: Low

CDC Guidance: Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines; Get tested if you have symptoms

TNCA Youth Education: Masks are optional for staff and participants indoors and outdoors.

Yellow: Medium

CDC Guidance: If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions; Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines; Get tested if you have symptoms

TNCA Youth Education: Masks are optional for staff and participants outdoors, but required indoors.

High: Red

CDC Guidance: Wear a mask indoors in public; Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines; Get tested if you have symptoms; Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

TNCA Youth Education: Masks are required for staff and participants outdoors and indoors.


 

Spring 2022 Outreach Program

Invite the Arboretum to your Schoolyard!

Starting in the fall of 2021, we have taken our programs on the road, visiting schools within Western North Carolina. These have allowed us to bring the Arboretum to your schoolyard or outdoor learning space with lessons that are aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Details include:

  • Price: $75.00 per classroom, per lesson. No charge for travel.
  • Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays*, and Thursdays, from March 1 to May 19, excluding the week of April 11th for Spring Break.
  • Capacity: We can accommodate up to 6 classrooms per day.
    • *For Wednesdays, we can accommodate 2 classes in the morning only.
  • Program Length: One hour.

Program Title

Grade Levels

Amazing Arthropods Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th
Down and Dirty with Soil 1st, 3rd
Wildlife Adventures Kindergarten, 4th, 5th

Our spring programs are now full.

To be updated on our fall 2022 field trip information, please complete this form, and a youth education representative will contact you regarding our fall semester offerings when that information becomes available.


To schedule a self-guided visit, please contact us at groups@ncarboretum.org.