Field Trips

Dogwood Canyon Field Trip EdVentures

At Dogwood Canyon, we aim to inspire the next generation of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. Our 10,000-acre paradise focuses on protecting the natural environment and its plan and wildlife by promoting the acquisition and maintenance of ecologically significant, undeveloped land to benefit the general public.

Dogwood Canyon is the perfect location for students to learn more about conservation, experience wildlife and get a look at the history of the Ozarks.


Dogwood Canyon Field Trip

Explore Dogwood Canyon on your terms. Follow the paved trail as it passes by towering bluffs and waterfalls, crosses over beautifully crafted stone bridges, and stops to see rainbow trout in crystal clear waters. Bring a packed lunch, then visit our educational Nature & Conservation Center and the Treehouse built by Animal Planet's TV Show, Treehouse Masters.

*One chaperone per eight students is required. Additional adults must pre-pay the school to receive our field trip rates. 

Girl Scout Field Trip

Park Admission Only

All Ages | 10 Student Minimum
Student Starting at $5
Chaperone* Starting at $5
Additional Adults +$10


Field Trip EdVenture Program Add-ons

Conservation Classroom EdVenture

Kindergarten – 6th Grade   |   20-80 Students
Student +$3
Chaperone* +$3
Additional Adults +$3

Introduce or expand your students' knowledge with this dynamic classroom program. Classroom EdVentures are 30–45 minutes long and are designed to meet the Missouri curriculum standards and engage students in hands-on and interactive ways. The program will begin with a 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by your choice of select topics.

30–45 minutes

Conservation Forest Ecosystem

3rd-5th Grade (can be expanded to 2nd or 6th grades by request)   |   20-180 Students
Student +$5
Chaperone* +$5
Additional Adults +$3

This is an immersive nature experience using the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discover Nature Curriculum (Nature Unleashed). Students will participate in nature observation and simple data collection using provided instruments. They will then collaborate with their peers about various roles in the food chain and how organisms fit into the ecosystem. This program is from April-September only.

60-90 Minutes

Conservation Stream Ecosystem

3rd – 12th Grade   |   20-100 Students
Student +$5
Chaperone* +$5
Additional Adults +$3

Students will learn how aquatic invertebrates can be used as an indicator of water quality and the important role they play in the stream ecosystem. Students will split into groups so that some can enter the stream to collect aquatic insects, crawfish and other invertebrates, while others on the bank will work to identify what their classmates have gathered.This program is from April-September only.

60-90 Minutes

Financial Aid Scholarships

We want to make our EdVenture programs accessible to as many children as possible. We’re pleased to offer financial aid scholarships for under-resourced families. Our scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

Important Field Trip Information


Get in touch with us today with questions about our educational programs and field trip offerings.

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