Our school field trip programs are grounded in interdisciplinary outdoor science, connected directly to academic standards and best practices. Each program is custom-built to the age, grade, and subject area of the visiting classroom, and is taught by our experienced team of teacher-naturalists. And they are a lot of fun! We offer field trips to the Center and select off-site locations year-round.
For information on pricing and schedule availability, please contact Alina Garner, schools program lead: 294-5099, [email protected]
Book a 2.5 hour field trip led by Audubon Center teacher naturalists for $100/class anytime November through May. Classes may choose two programs* from the following list to be covered in a single field trip (along with time given for exploration):
*Additional or custom programs also available. Most programs are or can be aligned to NGSS grade-level standards.
As our largest and longest-running program, ANTS provides year-long, field-trip-based programming to elementary school students in Billings and the surrounding area. In the 2019-2020 school year, more than 80 individual classes are enrolled, including every 4th-grade class in Billings Public Schools as well as classes from nine other districts. Grade-specific and standards-aligned, ANTS is an interdisciplinary science and Indian Education for All program, combining content and pedagogical approach in a way that is responsive to land and culture. Most of our ANTS classrooms are 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. The program has been featured at a number of professional conferences in Montana and the region as a model of connecting classrooms with nature.