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Gena Garrett

Phone: (812) 479-0771
Extension: 102
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School Programs at Wesselman Nature Society

School programs from Wesselman Nature Society make science exciting. Our field trips and outreach experiences emphasize creative learning and imagination, with hands-on activities and outdoor experiences. You can come to us or we can come to you! All Wesselman Nature Society school programs fulfill Indiana Academic Standards.

The cost for school field trips is $5 per student. Scholarships may available for Title I and schools in low-income neighborhoods.

To schedule a Wesselman Nature Society field trip for your school…

  • Contact Gena Garrett (Information Above)
  • Print and complete the registration form
  • Mail the completed registration form with $20 deposit to…
    WNS Programs
    551 N. Boeke Rd.
    Evansville, IN 47711
  • You’ll receive email confirmation about 2 weeks before your visit, with all the details you need to maximize your field trip experience.

Download Full Program Guide (2.2 MB | PDF)
Download Program Registration Form (8.9 MB | PDF)

Program Descriptions


Teacher Guides

Teacher Guides allow teachers to effectively prepare their students for any of the Wesselman Nature Society school programs:

Teacher Guide Information


Teacher Training

We have a facilitator on staff available to lead teacher training workshops in both the Project WILD and Project WET curricula. Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conversation education program for pre-K-12 students. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about the natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife because of its intrinsic value. It addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of the planet. Project WET is a water-focused conservation education program for pre-K-12 students. Students develop awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and skills about stewardship of water resources. Materials are correlated to education standards. For more information on these programs, visit http://www.projectwild.org/ and http://www.projectwet.org/   To inquire about setting up a teacher training workshop, contact Gena Garrett.

Teacher Training Information


Classroom Outreach Programs at Your School

Wesselman Nature Society will bring the learning to you, with our classroom outreach programs.

The cost for classroom outreach programs is $2 per student.

To arrange a classroom outreach program at your school, contact Gena Garrett (information above).

Classroom Outreach Program Descriptions


Self-Touring at Wesselman Nature Preserve

The guidelines for self-touring groups will be changing effective March 1, 2016. Groups of 15 or more people who wish to tour the Nature Center and Preserve on their own must call two weeks ahead to make a reservation. Groups who arrive without a reservation may be denied access to the nature center if a scheduled program is in progress. Self-touring groups of more than 20 people must have a plan in place to divide into smaller sections and take turns visiting the lobby exhibits.

 

Project Wild

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conversation education program for pre-K-12 students. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about the natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife because of its intrinsic value. It addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of the planet. For more information, visit the DNR website.

For information about teacher training workshops for classroom and non-formal pre-K-12 educators, visit the Public Programs for Adults page of this website.

Project Wet

Project Wet is a water-focused conservation education program for pre-K-12 students. Students develop awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and skills about stewardship of water resources. Materials are correlated to education standards. For more information, visit the DNR website.

For information about educator training workshops for classroom and non-formal pre-K-12 educators, visit the Public Programs for Adults page of this website.

Traveling Nature Trunks

Traveling Nature Trunks are also a great classroom resource and are available on a variety of topics.

Learn More About Traveling Trunks