School Programs and Registration
Plan a visit with your class
The Pine River Nature Center provides hands-on science education programs for St. Clair County schools.
Field Trip Guide
This guide is designed to help you plan for your field trip to the nature center. It contains program descriptions and helpful tips on preparing for your visit.
School field trip guide
New programs correlate with GLCEs
All of the nature center's programs correlate with the new Michigan GLCEs. More than three miles of trails allow students to observe nature through direct observation and experience.
School programs are offered Monday through Friday. Half-day (9–11:30 a.m.) and full-day (9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.) programs are available. After-school programs are also offered. Start and end times are flexible.
Teachers should be prepared to split classes into groups of 5–6 students with a chaperone to lead each group in an activity.
Public schools outside of St. Clair County and private schools are $5 per student up to $100 max per classroom per visit.
Public schools within St. Clair County are free.
How to register for a program
- Call (810) 364-5477 to reserve a date and time or e-mail the nature center's operations coordinator.
- Fill out the online School Program Reservation Form.
- Save or print a copy of the confirmation email for your records.