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Programs for Schools, Libraries, and Other Groups

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Teachers, Group Leaders, and Program Coordinators, 

Are you looking for an educational experience that fosters an appreciation for nature? Look no further than White Memorial Conservation Center!  We offer onsite, outreach, and virtual programs. School groups, homeschool organizations, scout troops, libraries, senior centers, and all other groups with participants ranging from preschoolers to adults are encouraged to peruse our program options below (use the filter options under “Search Our Programs” to customize your search). Call 860-567-0857 or email [email protected] to schedule your nature experience with us. Inquire about financial aid as needed. 

Program Costs:

For a field trip to White Memorial, each 45-minute guided program/experience (for up to 30 people) costs $110. There is no additional charge for teachers or chaperones, but the total number of individuals in each group needs to remain at 30 or less. For groups larger than 30 people, we set up a rotation schedule that includes a visit into the Nature Museum and/or a nature walk/outdoor experience. Self-guided hikes are always free and Museum admission is free when you book one or more programs. As an example, if 80 students come on a field trip, we would split them into 3 groups and rotate them between a classroom program (for $110 x 3 sessions), a Nature Museum visit (FREE), and a self-guided hike (FREE), or perhaps another guided program such as a Pond Prowl (for another $110 x 3 sessions). We will coordinate a schedule that fits your needs and your budget. 

For an outreach program to your facility, the base price for a 1-hour program costs $200 plus $.75 per mile round-trip from White Memorial. If your location is between 20-40 miles driving distance from White Memorial, we add an extra $20 charge; 40-60 miles away is an extra $40 charge. For locations over 60 miles, please inquire. More than 50 people in the audience is considered an assembly, so the program price is raised from $200 to $240 plus travel costs. You may book replicate presentations of a program on the same day, as long as the time between programs is minimal. Each replicate program for 50 people or less is an additional $140, while a replicate program for more than 50 people is an additional $200.   

For a virtual program, the cost is $150 for the first program and $100 for any additional programs booked at the same time. For example, if you would like to set up a series of virtual programs with a different topic featured each month, the cost would be $150 for the first program + $100 x however many additional programs you book. Please be aware that not all of our programs are offered virtually. Use the filter system below, under “Search Our Programs,” to find out which programs are available virtually.   

For program cancellations and refunds, please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy.  

Other Educational Opportunities:
While we think you would get the most out of your visit to White Memorial if you book a guided program(s) with us, it is not required. Here are some other options to consider.

Self-guided hikes on White Memorial’s property are FREE.* With over 40 miles of trails, you’re bound to find one that works for your group. Refer to our Trails webpage to plan your route. Feel free to print out this  Outdoor Scavenger Hunt  to make your hike more interactive. *Organized groups should contact our Office Manager regarding the paperwork required to use our property.

Self-guided visits to the Nature Museum (independent of a booked program) are $3/person for a group of 10 or more people. While it is not required, we encourage you let us know when you’ll be visiting. Feel free to use this Scavenger Hunt inside the Museum. There is also a lovely Gift Shop  in the Museum building that is open to the public.  

White Memorial Conservation Center has established a tradition of providing quality environmental education programming since 1964. Thank you for considering White Memorial for your next field trip or outreach program!

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