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]
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 2017-2018 school year, we worked with nearly 80 individual ANTS classrooms in Billings and the surrounding area. 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.