Youth Field Trips & Tours

We offer youth field trips and tours for student and youth groups. It is a fun and unique learning experience. Please fill out our online Field Trip/Tour inquiry form if you are interested in visiting a Gateway Greening garden. 


Eligibility: Gateway Greening Network Gardens, Non-Network Gardens, General Public


Hours and Locations

When: March – October, 9 AM-3 PM
Demonstration Garden: Tuesday – Friday
Gateway Greening must have at least two weeks notice of field trip date

-Ratio of 1 Chaperone (adult)/10 Students for school and youth groups
-45 participants maximum at one time/location
-Appropriate clothing for weather including rain jackets, warm clothing, water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, close-toed shoes. Gateway Greening will not provide these. Food is not provided.
-A portable toilet is available onsite.

Fees & Forms

Pricing:  Free to youth programs and schools.

Media Release: Upon submittal of the request form, you will be sent a Media Release form to fill out for Gateway Greening to take and use pictures or video of the students.

School Garden Parent Consent Form

School Media Release Form

Possible Field Trip Options

Seedfolks book (young adults): Read and discuss portions of this award-winning book and investigate the garden for similarities within the book.

-Scavenger Hunt: Explore the garden in a fun hunt for colors, shapes, and organisms, and use simple math and language arts to describe the world.

-Pollinators: Learn about the importance that pollinators play within our lives through field investigations and a fun, interactive game (best during warmer months when plants are flowering).

-Composting: Get your hands dirty investigating the processes that create soil and learn how they can recycle food and organic waste into fertilizer for plants.

-Insects & Invertebrates: Get a chance to take a close look at various critters big and small that inhabit the soil and plants that we eat.

-Sensory Exploration (great for younger students): explore their world through various senses and activities.

-Self-guided Visit: This option is available for groups that would like to use our garden sites for their own educational program. Gateway Greening staff will be at the site for the duration of the program. This option is limited to 60 minutes.

-Other: Gateway Greening staff are flexible to create a field trip based on the groups’ interests and educational objectives.


Education Manager

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