The Oregon Ridge Nature Center has eight popular field trip options that include 45 minutes to an hour of instruction followed 60-75 minutes of guided outdoor exploration and hands-on experiences related to the topic. We are able to customize any of our programs to meet your educational goals or even create a new program on a nature-related subject you are studying.
Our current offerings are:
- Animals and their Habitats
- Creek to Stream to Bay
- Native Americans
- Insects and their Kin
- Maple Sugaring
- Rocks Rock!
- Predator and Prey
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Registration for Fall Field Trips open on August 1st.
- Registration for Winter/Spring Field Trips open on December 1st.
Educational Programs are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Groups of 15 – 40 students. A limited number of Fridays are available for groups of 10 – 15 students. Programs are 2 hours long and start at 10 a.m. (Pre-school programs are 1 hour long.) All trips start from one of our Pavilions outside and take place rain or shine.
Teachers must participate in the program and maintain a 10 to 1 student/adult ratio. Adults beyond a 10-student to 2-adult ratio must be approved by the Nature Center. If you would like to stay to eat lunch, please inquire about complimentary Pavilion availability.
Groups are welcome to tour the Nature Center’s exhibit hall in small groups of 10 – 15 after a program. Please let us know in advance if you wish to do this.
Fees – $125 for a 2-hour program. $75 for a 1-hour pre-school program. Fees are waived for Baltimore County Public Schools; only one waived fee program per school, per school year. (A second waived fee may be granted when necessary to accommodate all students at a particular grade level).
Groups are welcome to visit the Nature Center for a self-led program, but must apply for a Group Gathering Permit.