Need an idea for a field trip or family outing? Why not go to one of the many nature centers close by to learn about our beautiful environment? Now it’s even easier to find a nature center near you! The National Environmental Education Foundation, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), presents the Environmental Education Week Nature Center Map.
The map includes contact information for over 2,000 nature and environmental education centers nationwide, and is a perfect way for educators to find local natural areas for field trips and outdoor study.
This great resource for teachers and parents makes it easier to find and plan trips to nature centers and participate in hands on learning and observation of our environment. Just use the drop down menu to select your state, or enter in your zip code to only show centers in your area. If you have never planned a field trip to a nature center, click on their new resource link “planning a nature center visit” to gets some ideas of what to expect and what to do before, during and after your visit. It’s just that easy!
Feel free to explore the rest of their site for other environmental education resources and activities.