WildCare Guided Field Trips
In small groups of five to ten children, Kindergarten through 6th grade students learn about nature's diversity and richness and our personal responsibility to care for the environment. Small groups enhance each child's ability to actively explore and learn.
Using Elizabeth Terwilliger’s renowned multi-sensory teaching techniques, Nature Guides introduce students to first-hand experiences of different habitats. Mrs. T, as she is affectionately known, pioneered a unique and extremely engaging teaching technique that fosters a life-long fascination with and affection for nature.
Half-day Field Trips in a Variety of Natural Habitats
WildCare offers a variety of half-day Field Trips available including visits to beaches, woods, lakes and marshes. Children learn about habitats, geology, animal tracks, wildflowers, birds and more. Field Trips for schools can only be arranged by/through a teacher for an entire class. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Reservations for the upcoming school year open on the first of August.
Four Unique Field Trip Sites
Field Trips are available at four unique sites in Marin and Sonoma counties. Transportation to Field Trip sites must be made in advance and is the responsibility of the school or class. We encourage carpooling.
Miwok Meadows, China Camp, San Rafael
Ring Mountain, Tiburon
Spring Lake, Santa Rosa
WildCare offers full and partial scholarships for van programs, field trips, and camps to schools and families in need. Contact Eileen Jones at 415-453-1000 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To Reserve a Field Trip
Please have site, dates and teacher's home address, email and telephone available.
Class size: One classroom per trip.
Preparation: Materials and an invoice are mailed six weeks prior to your field trip. Invoices are payable prior to the commencement of the trip. A Nature Guide will call to discuss trip details a few days before your trip.
To reserve please use our online Nature Guide Field Trip Request Form or call Eileen Jones, Education Coordinator at 415.453.1000 x 12 or email email@example.com.
Volunteer as a Terwilliger Nature Guide!
Since 1970, Nature Guides have led school children on hands-on, adventurous discovery walks in natural habitats in Marin and Sonoma County.
Training for new Terwilliger Nature Guides is held twice a year in January and September. Visit our Nature Guide Volunteer page for more information and an online registration form. You may also contact Education Coordinator Eileen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-453-1000 x12 for more information.
For great insight into the Nature Guiding experience, visit former Nature Guide Pat Neyman's website at http://www.pats-eduent.net/terwilliger.htm
"I draw my inspiration from Mrs. T. She has taught me her sense of the earth, to be part of it, and to take care of it"— A Terwilliger Nature Guide