Field Trip to April Hill Conservation Center

Customizable 90-minute program with extra time available to explore our trails.

Come spend a morning with our Education Department at April Hill, Greenagers home base. Students can learn about our gardens and farming with our Farm Crew, forests and conservation with our Trails Crew, or build a hands-on project with our Pathways to the Trades Crew. We will also do some weather observations and documentation and complete a nature-based art project. Projects are determined by the seasons, but you should plan on being outside in all weather conditions, play clothes and sneakers are recommended. We love to get our hands (and sometimes our clothes) dirty at Greenagers!

In-School Programming 

1-3 sessions that come to your classroom

The education department will collaborate with either the classroom teacher or grade level team to provide an enriching, topic-based classroom experience which meets or exceeds Massachusetts DOE Frameworks at the grade level that is being requested.  All programs will have an educational component, a demonstration component, and a project-based or experiential component (based on the needs of the teacher). An optional field trip may be added to these classes to create a richer learning experience.

After School Programming

Customizable duration between 4 to 8 weeks per season (fall, winter, spring)

90-minute sessions 

After school educators will provide seasonal (fall, winter, and/or spring) sessions of 90-minute programming to students in any three year grade span, for example grades 4, 5, and 6 or 6, 7, and 8. Sessions run between 4-8 weeks and each session will include at least one class which addresses each of the following topics: outdoor education, hiking/nature appreciation, farm & garden, a hands-on building or renewable energy project, and local plants and animal studies. Some topics may overlap or be repeated at the discretion of the educators as they learn what their cohort is interested in. We will have several field trips tailored to the group. Transportation, participation and liability waivers will be required to participate.

Summer Programming

1 week sessions, M-Th 9:00am-3:00pm, multiple weeks available

Students will spend a week exploring the region’s hiking trails, waterways, farms, and forests. Each day we will explore a different topic with a field trip tailored to the group. Transportation, participation and liability waivers will be required to participate.