Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Schools

The field day is a safe, fun, outdoor experience.

Students have an opportunity to explore natural science topics in a hands-on, structured environment, working as a team with their field group of 8-10 students to accomplish physical and academic goals. Field Educators are trained teachers who work with students to teach natural science in an environment that challenges them to ask questions and think critically to find answers.

During a field day, students spend the day hiking or snowshoeing in small groups stopping along the way to participate in activities such as game and journaling that are designed to focus their attention on aspects of the natural world.

Programs go out regardless of the weather, so it is important that students are prepared with all of the items they need. Field Educators review necessary equipment with students during the in-class visit, and have gear to supplement missing items during the field day gear check.

Parent chaperones are an important aspect of the field experience, so please come join us. Parents often find themselves learning and having fun right alongside their kids, and our instructors always welcome your insights from living and playing in our valley.


Walking Mountains Science Center takes safety seriously and prides itself on maintaining a highly trained teaching staff.

All field educators:

  • Are certified Wilderness First Responders and have participated in the Walking Mountains’ Risk Management Training.
  • Review participant Medical Information Forms, and carry these, along with the Risk Release Form and a well-stocked first aid kit, into the field in case of emergency.
  • Are familiar with each field site and provide an environmental briefing to participants to call attention to potential dangers.
  • Receive ongoing training throughout the year to maintain their attention to detail as the seasons change.

Important Forms for Participation

Click here for Adult Medical Form | haz clic aquí para el formulario médico para adultos

Click here for Student Medical Form | haz clic aquí para el formulario médico para estudiantes

Click here for Chaperone Expectations | haz clic aquí para las Expectativas de los acompañantes

Click here to view the 2017/18 School Field Programs Brochure.