Westwood Hills Nature Center’s forest, restored prairie and marsh are unique outdoor classrooms in the middle of the city. Professionally-trained naturalists lead a wide variety of fun, informative, hands-on environmental education and outdoor recreation programs. Students, teachers and other supervising adults should be dressed to be outside for most of their time at the nature center.

Preschool Field Trips
For students ages 3 – 5

  • Autumn Trees and Apples
  • Maple Syruping
  • Spring Birds
  • Who and What Lives
  • Winter Birds

Each of these programs can be scheduled for either 1 hour or 1 ½ hours, depending on your group’s needs and wants.  Specific activities will vary according to the program, season, and the day’s weather, but will typically at least include outdoor activities and a puppet show.

Preschool program fees
1 hour program
$3 per student (St Louis Park residents)
$3.50 per student (non-resident)

1 ½ hour program
$4.50 per student (St Louis Park residents)
$5 per student (non-resident)

Elementary Field Trips
For students in grades K – 6

  • Adaptations
  • Animal Tracks
  • Autumn Trees and Apples
  • Food Webs
  • Forest Treasures
  • Honeybees and Beekeeping
  • Land Use
  • Maple Syruping
  • Phenology
  • Pond Study
  • Seed Dispersal
  • Spring Plants
  • Tree Identification
  • Who and What Lives Here
  • Winter Birds
  • Winter Survival

Westwood Hills Nature Center programs can help meet certain academic standards.  Review our WHNC Standards Matrix to decide which program might meet your academic needs.

Each of these programs can be scheduled for either 1 ½ or 2 hours, depending on your group’s needs and wants.  Specific activities will vary according to the program, season, and the day’s weather; click on each program to see a short description.  Programs for Kindergarten and 1st grade students include a puppet show.

Elementary program fees
1 ½ hour program
$4 per student (St Louis Park residents)
$4.50 per student (non-resident)

2 hour program
$5 per student (St Louis Park residents)
$5.50 per student (non-resident)

Program Scheduling
To schedule a field trip, please contact Greg Feinberg at gfeinberg@stlouispark.org or 952-924-2621.

 

Contact Information
Westwood Hills Nature Center
Attn: Greg Feinberg
8300 W. Franklin Ave.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 924-2621
Fax: (952) 797-9691
gfeinberg@stlouispark.org