Schools and Other Groups

Schools and Other Groups

Hoyt Arboretum is dedicated to environmental education, and students are central to our mission.

GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIPS ARE OPEN FOR 2022!

Field trips focus on key tree structures and their functions. Roots, leaves, bark, and seeds each perform a special task for the tree. Learn how these tree structures have adapted to survive in different environments all over the world. Our living museum hosts a global diversity of trees, making Hoyt Arboretum an ideal location for exploring in the Portland Metro area.

Our experiential and inquiry-based field trips are designed for students in grades 1-5. The curriculum is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance so we can prepare for your group.

Scholarships are available for Title I school fees and transportation. 

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS

  • Guided field trips are $5/student
  • 1 chaperone per 10 students is required
  • Maximum capacity is 30 students
  • All tours are led by trained Arboretum volunteers and staff
  • The reservable Stevens Pavilion may be available for lunch

SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIPS

  • Self-guided field trips are $3/student
  • 1 chaperone per 10 students is required
  • Maximum capacity is 60 students
  • Each group of 10 students and their chaperone(s) will receive a backpack to borrow for 2 hours. Each pack contains a map with an outlined trail to follow, written walking directions, written activity instructions, and supporting activity materials.
  • The reservable Stevens Pavilion may be available for lunch

INDEPENDENT VISITS

  • Please contact nina@hoytarboretum.org to share your visit details.  If you need a space for lunch, please ask about the reservable Stevens Pavilion availability.

If you are ready to schedule your field trip, please fill out the form below.

If you have additional questions, please send an email to nina@hoytarboretum.org.

  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 20.
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