Adventure Programs

The following programs are designed to provide small group experiences for groups in fifth grade and above. Each program can accommodate up to 12 participants. As with the Animal Hall and trail programs, there is the option of running two staffed programs simultaneously.

Environmental Problem Solving

During this program students will learn all about the ways humans interact with the planet. While we hike along the trails at Earthplace we’ll stop to discuss water usage, forestry, food production, and other resource and energy concerns. We’ll use critical thinking skills and debates as we come up with creative solutions to complex issues. Topics are presented as challenges to overcome, not disasters to fear, and students focus on positive changes they can make in their own lives.


Students work cooperatively to solve puzzles and physical challenges while exploring the trails at Earthplace. We’ll focus on communication, inclusiveness, trust, and planning. Students will get to know each other better and practice the skills they need to be effective members of a team. Earthplace staff act as guides and moderators, assisting the students in coming up with solutions as a group.

Outdoor Skills

During this fun hands-on program we’ll learn about the skills and knowledge you need to plan and run a successful hiking or camping trip. Topics can include planning and packing, shelter-building, leave-no-trace, and map and compass reading.

Build your own!

Don’t see the program you would like to attend offered here? Give us a call and we’ll do our best to tailor a program to meet your group’s unique needs