Education Coordinator:

Jenna Kallestad

360-882-0936 ext. 226   

Field Trips at

Columbia Springs

Explore. Experience. Learn.

Learning is at your fingertips, beneath your feet and all around you at Columbia Springs! We offer a variety of programs for elementary students at our beautiful 100-acre outdoor classroom. Programs connect with school science curriculum and allow students to see first hand the plants, animals and natural ecosystems that sustain our community.​

Steps to schedule your group's visit:

1) Determine needs for your field trip: 

  • Read the "New Teacher Packet"

  • Identify your ideal trip dates; have several alternatives in mind

  • Field trips are offered Tuesday-Friday, October-June (except January) with a limited number of summer programs available in July and August

  • You must schedule one program per group of up to 30 1st-6th grade students (pre-k & kinder groups have a max of 20 &25 students)

3) Request a field trip:

  • By clicking the button below, you will open an e-mail to the education coordinator. 

  • Please include the number of classes you have, the grade level, the program you are interested in and several dates or a general time of year that you'd like to come. 

  • Note: Dates are extremely limited. If you are able to come in the afternoon, you have much better chance of getting in!

2) Browse our menu of programs:

  • If you don't see your desired topic below, you can contact our Education Coordinator to discuss a "special" program 

  • $210 for a four-hour program per group; $150 for a two-hour program per group

  • All programs are 2 hours in length, except Eco-Explorers (4hrs); contact us to extend the length of a 2 hour program

4) Prepare for your field trip:

Annually, our field trip program:

Teaches over 6,000 students about the environment

Hosts 250 science and nature field trips in our 100-acre natural area

Requires the support of volunteers who give over 1,000 hours

We are still looking for a few more Education Assistant volunteers! Learn more about the position by contacting our Volunteer Manager or by clicking here

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Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique setting and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.


We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity.
Our ID number is 91-2127405.

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