Field Trips

School Trips:

Scientific Inquiry. Being observant. Meaning-Making. Forming questions.
Noticing patterns. Seeing interactions. Problem-solving.
Inter-connectedness. Cultivating. Exploring.


A typical field trip integrates our leading-edge Field Studies with Mountain Adventure and/or Wellness curricula. Serving over 1,000 students annually, we customize our programming to meet your goals, needs, and challenges. Top private schools and inspired public schools return year after year. Contact James DePew, School Programs,

Field Curricula:

Forest Ecology. Meadow / Wetland Studies. Climate Change. Snow Science. Geology. Human History. Learn More

Mountain Adventures:

Rock climbing. Hiking. Snowshoeing. Kayaking. Skiing. Snowboarding. Yoga and Mindfulness. Learn More

Wellness Curricula:

A menu of our most popular programs. Learn More

Aligned with Standards:

Our curricula is shaped by Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), STEM principles, CrossCutting Concepts and science / engineering practices. Learn More

Our Scientific Method:

Ecology & our approach to The Scientific Method. Learn More

Faculty / Staff Training:

Available by Request. Curricula support, specific modality / method training or field studies adventure-learning retreat. Offered in keynote, workshop, retreat, or on-going formats; at our site or yours.

Well-Rounded Program:

Interdisciplinary; SEL informed. Learn More

Our Faculty:

Leading research scientists. Credentialed and advanced degree teachers. Gifted naturalists. World-class mountaineers. Local ecologists. Holistic Educators. Learn More


Sierra Club’s historic Clair Tappaan Lodge. Learn More


Cost of the program is $125 per person, per day (plus tax on meals): includes lodging, 3 meals per day, guide and educational services. The average program is 3-4 days. Scholarships are available. Learn More