Field Trips & Outreach

Field Trips

Merryspring provides the perfect setting for outdoor learning.  We offer field trips for schools, scouting groups, and other non-profit educational programs free of charge. Merryspring has ample room for bus parking, an indoor classroom space with projector, an outdoor gazebo, and open fields, gardens, and woodland trails.

We work individually with educators to construct programs that best fit their needs, lesson plans, and class sizes.  Popular field trip topics include nature walks, identifying trees and wild plants, vernal pools, butterflies, nature art, birding, and trail-and-garden work service learning projects.

Multiple chaperones may be required for large groups.

To set up a field trip, contact education@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.

Outreach

Merryspring provides classroom visits and outreach opportunities for education and non-profit groups. 

We can provide classroom science activities for a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. Past programs have included winter tracking, bees and pollinators, the water cycle and weather science, bird adaptations, native plants, school nature walks, and nature identification and classification.

Past clients include the Coastal Children’s Museum, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Hope Elementary School, Lincolnville Central School, Appleton Village School, and the Watershed School, among others.

Outreach programs are offered free of charge, but donations are encouraged.

All outreach programs are handled on an individual basis. To set up an outreach event, contact education@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.