Field Trip Offerings

  • Green is Here for Good
    Grades K—12
    How “green” are you? Sustainability-themed visits to the Garden integrate an interpretive tour that illustrates the importance of waste minimization, energy, energy efficiency and conservation, and resource conservation. Students will discover simple things they can do to use resources more efficiently and live more sustainably. Tours can be customized to focus on the specific topics relevant to teachers and students. Cost: $90; length of program: 60—90 minutes; each tour accommodates up to 30 students; multiple tours can be booked to accommodate larger groups for additional fees.
  • Personalized Sustainability Experience
    Grades K—12
    Schedule a special hands-on, interactive class with the EarthWays Center to dive deeper into green living topics such as waste, energy efficiency and conservation, stormwater management, and more. EarthWays Center offers these unique personalized presentations to meet the goals of your specific field trip experience. Each 60-minute class features a hands-on activity or experiment to get students thinking, learning, and exploring green. Activities are designed to be grade-level appropriate and vary for each class offering. Sessions serve up to 30 students. $180 (ZMD schools receive a 50 percent discount). Email or call (314) 577-0281 to discuss options and pricing.


  • Registration for EarthWays programs must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of your intended visit date. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged.
  • To register, email or call (314) 577-0281.
  • Please plan to bring 1 adult for every 5 students. Program fees include admission for required adults. Additional adults are welcome, but will be admitted at standard admission prices.

Learn about other field trip opportunities at the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House.