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: Programs in the Glen :


Outdoor School

Outdoor School is an experiential environmental education program, providing science-based instruction in the 1,000-acre outdoor classroom. The program is designed to foster a feeling of connection and stewardship toward the natural world. Each year, Outdoor School serves over 3,000 elementary and secondary school children.  : Outdoor School :


Naturalist Internship

Individuals searching for training and experience teaching in the natural world are invited to apply for our Naturalist Internship program. Naturalist interns teach environmental and natural history curriculum to elementary and middle school students participating in the Glen Helen residential program. Educational hikes focus on environmental problem solving, geology, stream study, wildlife ecology, living history, and other related topics.  : Naturalist Internship :


Summer Ecocamp

Imagine a summer camp where you can have fun while learning about the natural world! Ecocamps are an exciting alternative to recreational camps and offer a quality outdoor experience. Camps last five days, and are lead by trained naturalists. Campers spend much of their time participating in theme-related activities with their group.  : Ecocamp :


Extension Naturalist Programs

This outreach program caters to small classroom or group settings. Lessons correspond to state and national academic content standards. Extension naturalist programs involve hands-on activities and usually include take home or continuing projects. They are designed for specific ability levels, and can be offered as part of a curricular unit or as a single event. Unique programs can be developed to address specific needs for any small group.  : Extension program :


Raptor Center Programs

Education is the top priority of the Raptor Center. Birds kept for use in education programs are ones considered unable to survive in the wild. These handicapped birds are on display in enclosures for public viewing. Schools, scouts, and other groups are able to scheduled raptor programs and tours. Staff members also take birds off-site for programs.  : Raptor Center :


Trailside Science Museum Programs

The Trailside Science Museum is the gateway to Glen Helen. It offers interpretive displays, maps, exhibits, guide-books and literature designed to enhance visitors’ understanding and enjoyment of nature as well as of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute. School groups or other small groups can schedule from a wide variety of program themes that include hikes through the Glen Helen nature preserve. Trailside serves as a gathering site for school programs, public programs and weekend interpretive walks.  : Trailside Museum :


Public Programs

Glen Helen offers many programs to the public ranging from sedentary talks at the Glen Helen Building to guided hikes through the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Many programs are free, or have a nominal fee to help support the operations at Glen Helen. : Calendar of Events :