Field Trips to LGNC

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

High School/College

  • Succession plots – field activity, collecting data, plant identification
  • River/Stream Ecology – notes, worksheet, nets, water quality equipment, macroinvertebrate biodiversity index, pond/stream comparison
  • Percent Cover Analysis – field lab with data collection and math
  • Invasive species – collect samples, characteristics, create an invasive species, invasive species activity
  • Raptor Migration/Forest Ecology – field trip to Bake Oven Knob to observe raptor migration and study forest ecology (Raptor migration, autumn only)
  • Trees – tree structure and physiology, tree identification
  • Lehigh Gap History – A walking tour exploring the history of Lehigh Gap and surroundings

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