From field trips to specialized programs for public, private and home school students, Blandford Nature Center has something for every curious student. Below you’ll find details about each of our various programs tailored to each type of student.
Bring hands-on, natural learning experiences to your students.
We guide environmental learning experiences for students in preschool through sixth grade. Blandford’s 264-acres offer students and groups the opportunity to explore the diverse ecosystems by observing plants, animals, soil, water, seasons and much more year-round.
Each program is a minimum of 90 minutes long unless otherwise specified.
We host 60 students max per program. You have to book multiple dates for groups of 60+.
To schedule a field trip, call us at (616) 735-6240 with program choice, two preferred dates/times, and student count and we’ll schedule you soon. Cost is $6 per student with a $90 minimum fee.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS.
Thanks to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, we are able to provide outdoor science-based education programs to all GRPS first and third grade students.
REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 IS NOW OPEN!
Request a Program:
To start the process:
- Determine the program (within the appropriate grade level) you would like to attend from the list above
- Decide on a date and time (from the dates/times listed underneath each program choice above) that works best for your schedule
- Have an alternate date and time ready
Once you have these 3 choices made, click on the correct button below to complete your request.
Once your request has been submitted, it will be processed within 2 weeks.
You will receive an email confirmation with date, time, and program details.
Outdoor, hands-on learning with 264 acres!
Homeschool field trips to Blandford immerse students in nature and are designed to integrate Next Generation Science Standards while engaging students’ natural curiosity.
Each 90 minute program is offered from 1:30pm to 3:00pm and is taught by our highly experienced and educated staff and is geared towards children 5 to 13 years of age.
We offer a Middle Years session for children aged 11 to 13 years of age to allow them to dig even deeper into rich, scientific and natural history content.
Students will be split into groups based on age so that program content is appropriate.
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2020 IS OPEN!
To view trail maps, visit our Resources page.
Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more, please visit our FAQ page or contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.