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Field Trip Opportunities

Polk County Conservation is putting more emphasis outdoors. Field trips may have two or more naturalists or volunteers leading the programs. Winter is a great time to explore the outdoors so consider visiting us for a winter field trip.

Our goal is provide students with memorable experiences and to help them make stronger connections to the natural world.

All field trips are FREE except for any field trip involving canoes/kayaks. The $50 fee helps cover the cost of transportation and equipment replacement.

Scheduling Programs

To schedule a field trip, please fill out the Program Request Form here and e-mail it

Bus Scholarships Available

The Great Outdoors Foundation (GOF) has committed to sponsoring a limited number of buses each school year. GOF will reimburse the cost of one bus per field trip up to $200 per school.

Example: If two busses are needed for the field trip, GOF will reimburse the cost of one bus. Schools must be in Polk County.

Fill out the Field Trip Bus Scholarship Form and e-mail it to Patrice Petersen-Keys at