Field Trip Request Form for Spring 2023 will open in January.

School & Group/Organization Field Trips

What?

  • Opportunities for groups of participants to spend time participating in outdoor hands-on STEM activities at Moore Road Farm.
  • Participants engage in a guided nature hike and at least one STEM activity connected to a chosen theme from our activity menu.
  • Activities are connected STEM to today and tomorrow and are aligned to content, process, and employability skills standards.
  • If desired, field trips can include time for a picnic lunch (provided by participants) at the farm.

Where?

  • Field trips are offered at Moore Road Farm, located at 8407 Moore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
  • TSC’s 30-acre outdoor education site is located conveniently on the northwest side of Indianapolis.
  • The ecosystems found on the farm are representative of Indiana. The farm provides visitors an opportunity to connect with a deciduous forest, fields of crops, an urban garden, and Eagle Creek.

When?

  • Field trips are offered throughout the year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (and other days upon request).
  • Trips to our outdoor education site are three and a half hours.
  • All field trips begin at 9:30 a.m unless otherwise scheduled.

2022 Prices

Standard Rate 

(for up to 40 youth participants)

$432

Overage/Individual Rate 

(rate per youth participant over 40 participants)

$10.80

FRL Standard Rate 

(for schools/organizations with at least 40% of students/youth participants who qualify for FRL)

$384

FRL Overage/Individual Rate

(rate per youth participant over 40 participants)

$9.60
Chaperones
TSC recommends one chaperone per every five-six students for preschool through early elementary students and at least two or three chaperones per group for middle-high school students.
FREE
Maximum Participants

~100 youth participants

Letha’s Youth Outdoor Fund (Indiana Native Plant Society)

Letha’s Fund supports trips for school and youth groups to experience nature in an educational context. It also supports youth-initiated activities that bring them in closer contact with nature. Preferred groups are those with the least access to experiences in the natural environment.

Letha’s Fund provides financial assistance to school-age children and youth groups for field trips to nature sites or projects that engender excitement about the natural world. Grants are intended to:

  • Help with transportation costs and/or naturalist fees where funds are limited.
  • Promote youth-initiated projects/activities that connect kids with nature.

Applicants will receive a response to the application in about two to three weeks if submitted by email. Allow one month response time if submitted by mail.

Eligibility: The Fund is available statewide. Teachers/leaders may select nature sites suitable to their location and situation. To minimize transportation costs, applicants are encouraged to select nearby nature sites suitable to their program.

More Information and Application: https://indiananativeplants.org/education/letha/