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Contact for More Information

Gena Garrett

Phone: (812) 479-0771
Extension: 102
Email

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:

  • Fur, Feathers & Scales
  • It’s A Bug’s Life
  • Maple Magic
  • Sensations
  • Survivors
  • Tracks & Trails
  • Tree-mendous Trees
  • Water Dance
  • Wet & Wild
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Who’s for Dinner

Teacher Guide 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 $3 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

School groups are always welcome to tour the nature preserve during regular hours of operation. We recommend calling ahead, as the nature center and certain trails will be unavailable if a paying program has been scheduled for that day.

School Programs from the Department of Natural Resources

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers the following programs for students. These are not scheduled through or conducted by Wesselman Nature Society. For more information on cost and scheduling, contact the DNR at the email addresses provided with each program description below.

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.