Nature School Field Trips

3 children in blue school uniform shirts react to a hands-on display at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Offer your students an enhanced learning experience at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

Audubon School Programs will begin accepting reservation requests for the 2019-2020 school year on August 15, 2019.

Nature School Field Trips provide an opportunity to give your students an enhanced and engaging learning experience while on a field trip to the Nature Center. All programs are aligned with state science standards, and many can be modified for any age group. Programs allow for 30 students per session. Our Education staff can also tailor programs to fit curriculum needs.

All programs are also available for home-school groups of 10 or more students.

Wetland Dissection (ALL Ages) - Animal adaptations aren’t just on the outside! Expose your students to the exciting world of anatomy without the mess and odor it leaves in your classroom. Our trained instructors will guide your class through the dissection of an animal specimen. The type of specimen dissected will depend on the class grade level. The programs costs $150.00 per 30 students ($5.00 per student) to cover the cost of supplies. (45 minutes per session)

Water Wonders (ALL Ages) - 71% of the planet’s surface is water. This outdoor program seeks to help train students as young scientists and promote stewardship through the awareness that local environments function as part of larger, connected ecosystems. Students will learn about the properties of wetlands and other aquatic environments while conducting scientific data collection. (45 minutes per session)

Population Explanation (ALL Ages) - Learn about how populations of animals and plants affect each other. Explore animals’ adaptations for survival and how working together can allow a population to succeed or fail. (45 minutes per session)

The Reasons for the Seasons (ALL Ages) - Learn the science behind lights, shadows and seasons. We will explore the relation of the Sun, Moon and Earth and how that relationship creates seasons. (45 minutes per session)

Age: Most school programs can be adapted for any age group.
Time: Two sessions are held from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Cost: $100 per group of 30 students (except for Wetland Dissections). There is no cost to enter the Nature Center.

Don’t have time for a school program? Add a Self-Guided Exploration to your field trip. A Self-Guided Exploration is an age-appropriate activity guide that your students complete during their visit. An Educator will meet your group at the front entrance and assist with check-in and then escort the group into the facility, highlight special activities, and answer any questions. Each student receives an activity guide and pencil as part of the $1.00 per student charge. 

For more information about Nature Schools, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (504) 378-2639.

Ready to plan your field trip? Click HERE!