School Field Trips

We are pleased to be in partnership with ISD #181's Planetarium at Forestview Middle School.  Many area and surrounding schools send students to the Arb while others are at the planetarium (space considerations.)  Then at lunch time, groups swap.  The Arboretum is under 5 miles from Forestview Middle School.

Fall 2018, we are featuring an hour lesson on Minnesota tree identification in the form of an active lesson.  Our MN Master Naturalists have created a scavenger hunt that encourages small groups of kids to work together, read a map, follow clues, and use deductive reasoning to identify seven common MN trees.

Cost of this course is $5/student. Students should be prepared for outdoor conditions and wearing closed-toe shoes.

If you would like to do your own lessons, we have outdoor space available to you and ask a donation of $2/student.