Field Trip Request

Thank you for your interest in a visit to Eden Mill Nature Center! We are dedicated to developing a greater awareness and appreciation to the natural and historical resources of the area. Nestled in a pristine and untouched part of the Piedmont Plateau, Eden Mill has a variety of resources to encourage environmental education for all ages. Since 1991, we have been inspiring people to care about the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

Your Visit

Utilizing the vast array of resources at Eden Mill, we offer a variety of stations for your field trip. The number of stations offered is dependent on your group size and will be determined by our staff. Most field trips have 3-4 stations. Field trips lengths are two hours and can begin at 9:30, 10:00, or 10:30am based on your group’s needs. The use of our covered pavilion is reserved for your group and is a great area to have lunch after the program! Feel free to run any activities after lunch too! Spring field trips are offered in April, May, and early June. Fall field trips are offered in September and October.

Station Options

  • Wetlands Exploration — Participants will discover the many benefits a wetland has to the ecosystem and investigate the critters of this habitat through hands-on exploration.
  • Nature Center — Explore our nature center which focuses on the plants and animals of the Piedmont area. Meet and learn about our live critters such as snakes and turtles.
  • Interpretive Hike — Take a guided hike along a section of our hiking trails. We never know what we may discover along the way!
  • Historic Gristmill — Take a tour of our historic gristmill and see how farmers 200 years ago had their corn and wheat ground into flour and cornmeal.
  • Field Activity (for pre-k/k only) — Utilizing curriculum from Project WILD, Learning Tree, and WET, students will actively learn about an aspect of nature through one or two games.

Pricing and Chaperones

The cost of the program is $10 per child. Our maximum number of participants is 80 per day.

We recommend one adult chaperone for every five participants. We limit the number of chaperones to prevent groups from becoming too large and unmanageable, but ultimately how many chaperones is up to you to decide. Excessive chaperones (exceeding the 1:5 ratio) will each be charged a $5 fee (cash only). For Pre-k groups, 1 adult per 1 child is permitted. Chaperone fees can be paid upon arrival. Siblings are not permitted.

Release Forms

All group members, including adults, must have an Eden Mill release form completely filled out prior to the program. More detailed instructions will be provided after booking your trip.

Program Request Form

Please provide us with the following information so that we can best design a program for you.

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