Environmental Education

Environmental education.
Take a field trip. Inspire wonder.

Columbia Springs offers hands-on, minds-on field trips designed to teach students about the natural world. Led by our experienced team of environmental educators, students embark on outdoor learning adventures that promote critical thinking, problem solving, imagination and curiosity. All program material is provided and all content is aligned with Washington’s K-12 Science Standards. Come and explore!


This year’s program offerings include:

Grades K-2: Trout Scouts and Wild World of Bugs
Grades 2-6: Soil Investigators
Grades 4-6: Stream Sleuths and Eco-explorers
Grades K-6: Guided Nature Hikes

All Ages, Small Group or Special Programs also available. Like all animals, we adapt! Let us know if you are interested in a special program. Time, cost and date will be decided on a case-by-case basis. All ages welcome.


Field trips are available weekdays from October through early June.  Dates fill up quickly, so please plan ahead! Payment must be received prior to the start of the program. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to program.

Please note: for all programs we can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per group for 1st-6th grade, 25 students per group for Kindergarten, and 20 students per group for PreK. We can host two-three groups at a time, in the morning, afternoon or for a full day program.

For more information on field trips or questions about environmental education programming at Columbia Springs, please contact Jenna Kallestad at (360) 882-0936 ext. 226 or via email at schoolprograms@columbiasprings.org.

Columbia Springs thanks
for their support as our “Partners in Education”

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