Field Trips

Excited children run through the snow down the trail during a program at the Campbell Creek Science Center.

UPDATE: Campbell Creek Science Center remains temporarily closed but is providing virtual programs, distance learning, and self-guided resources. Explore the activity calendar, Nature Learning Resources, and call 907-267-1247 or email us with questions.

The Science Center Road gate is also closed. The trails are open.

We look forward to working with you in person again in the future!

Preschool

Preschool

Our educators have experience working with learners of all ages. We can customize many of our standard field trips to meet learning levels and program lengths best suited for young audiences.  All programs provide hands-on nature exploration, scientific inquiry, and guided play. Program themes include learning about dinosaurs, insects, animals, senses, and more. Contact us to set up your preschool program. 

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Alaska Animals
Seasons offered: All

What animals are found in Alaska? Where do they live? How do they survive? Games, hands-on activities, and natural items immerse learners in the diverse habitats of Alaska animals. Students investigate animal evidence and learn about adaptations that help animals survive.

Forest Explorers
Seasons offered: Fall, Spring

Calling all forest explorers! In this program students discover the diversity of tree species in Alaska and analyze the important role of trees in ecosystems. They investigate the parts of trees and learn how their life cycles are affected by seasons, climate, and other factors.

4th through 6th Grade

4th through 6th Grade

Outdoor Survival Skills
Seasons offered: All

What does it take to survive in the sub-arctic environment of Alaska? How should we prepare to spend time outdoors? What can we do to stay alive when things go wrong? Through hands-on experience with fire starting, shelter building, orienteering, and other skills, students learn techniques to stay warm, healthy, and secure in the outdoors.

Service Learning Experiences
Seasons offered: All
 
Experience the act of stewardship with service learning projects. Assist CCSC with a citizen science project (e.g., tree inventory, wildberry studies, stream assessments), learn to use programs like eBird to complement your student’s understanding of how scientists use and collect data, study native plants with CCSC’s native gardens, and more. Call us for more information on how to incorporate service learning into your field trip.

Watershed Wonders
Seasons offered: Fall, Spring

Grab your boots and go with the flow to experience the dynamic Campbell Creek watershed! In this inquiry-based program, students learn about the interconnectedness of rivers, wetlands, and the ocean. They observe how moving water shapes the landscape and investigate aquatic and riparian habitats. They conduct chemical and physical water quality tests and identify various aquatic macroinvertebrates to evaluate the health of the creek.

Middle and High School

Middle and High School

Learning continues at all ages. Make the classroom relevant to the career world with a program at CCSC. Our skilled educators can adapt standard programs and build a custom program for your teen, high school, and college students. Explore natural resources career options, develop outdoor leadership skills, practice stewardship, and put STEM education into practice. Call us to set up a program for your students. 

Scout, 4-H and After School Programs

Scout, 4-H and After School Programs

Continue the learning experience outside the traditional school day. We offer field trips on afternoons, evenings, and weekends for Scout, 4-H, and other after school and extracurricular groups. Choose from our standard programs on topics such as natural resources, science, team building, and outdoor skills, or work with us to build a custom program that meets the goals of your program, badge, or project you are working on.

Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Programs

We offer field trips for homeschoolers, mixed-grade groups, and families. Choose from the listed program topics in the grade levels above or work with us to request a program that will meet your group’s objectives or learning goals.