Field Trips to LGNC

Environmental education field trips for students from the Lehigh Valley, Carbon County, PA and beyond

Grades 5-8

  • Ecology Walk – Lehigh Gap Restoration Project, all basic ecological topics covered (11 stations with worksheets on two levels – Middle/High School)
  • Geology Hike – a walk through the Gap looking at formations that illustrate plate tectonics, sedimentary rock formation, erosion; also rock classification activity (can be included in Ecology Walk)
  • Lehigh Gap History – A walking tour exploring the history of Lehigh Gap and surroundings
  • River/Stream Ecology –nets, water quality equipment, macroinvertebrate biodiversity index, pond/stream comparison
  • Pond Study – nets, water quality equipment, microscopes
  • Birds of Prey – Raptor migration, raptor adaptations, draw a hawk, raptor identification, field trip to Bake Oven Knob
  • Invasive species – collect samples, characteristics, create an invasive species, invasive species activity
  • Pollination – uses habitat gardens, cameras, computers to study pollination, pollinators, and plant reproduction
  • Trees – tree activity, tree identification with keys, measuring tree diversity
  • Bug Safari/Monarch Butterfly Tagging – looking for insects of all kinds and in September, tagging Monarchs

Fee Schedule:

  • Field Trips: $45 preparation fee plus $30/hour for each LGNC educator (Note that a typical trip lasts 2-3 hours.)
  • In-school Programs for Students: $30/hour from time leaving LGNC to return, plus mileage reimbursement at IRS rate
  • Teacher Workshops/In-service: Half day – $250, Full day – $400
  • Curriculum Development and Leadership: $50/hour plus mileage reimbursement at IRS rate
  • Longer Term Rates/Multiple Class Rates – are negotiable