Trips & Tours

Class Field TripsPublic OutingsWork PartiesRegistration for Galbreath Preserve Tours and Classes

SSU class sitting on debris pile at the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve

Class Field Trips

Come teach your class at the Center's preserves. Whether instructors are seeking to teach history, environment, culture, economy, literature or art, each of our sites provides unique opportunities. We encourage field trips by instructors from all disciplines, affiliations and backgrounds.

If you have your own curriculum in hand, and just need to get a few questions answered about logistics, contact us.

Who Can Participate - Instructors from all disciplines, grade levels, and organizations

How to Sign Up - Please go to Visit a Preserve. These pages will give you all the information you need to help you and your students get out of the classroom and into the field. The application will allow you to request visitation dates and facility use at all our preserves.

Schedule - Center preserves are open year-round.

Additional Information - If you would like a guided tour by one of our staff or docents, please join us on a Public Tour or contact us.

Contact - Education and Reservation Manager, Suzanne DeCoursey

Public Outings

Come explore the preserves with us and learn new skills while you discover new ways of seeing the natural world. The Center Calendar lists available tours, courses, surveys, and other opportunities.

Galbreath Preserve tours and classes are advertised regularly and include a variety of topics include aquatic ecology, birds, and wildflowers. They include guided walks format but also citizen science projects where you can learn new skills as discover the natural world. See Galbreath Public Outings for a current description.


More Information About Courses - Calendar and Program Pages

Who Can Participate - Everyone. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Osborn Tours - The Osborn Preserve is known for its erosive geology, habitat diversity, and aquatic insect communities in Copeland Creek. On your tour, your guide will lead you into the heart of the Preserve, sharing stories about the area's geology, ecology, human history, and on-going research and management.

Public tours are seasonally available on Saturdays. For tour dates, see Center Calendar. No registration is required. Tours last approximately 4 hours. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring food, water, and sunscreen or rain gear (depending on the weather). There is no cost, but donations are recommended and appreciated. Written Directions to Osborn. If you are interested in learning how to lead public tours, we encourage you to take our Docent Naturalist Training. For more information contact Suzanne DeCoursey.

Galbreath Tours - A variety of tours, workshops, classes and events are available, usually on weekends. Registration is required. Please see our list of offering at ***. Written Directions to Galbreath. For more information contact Margot Rawlins.

How to Sign Up -

Osborn Preserve Tours - No registration is required. Simply arrive at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve at 10:00 am on a day when the tour is advertized.

Galbreath Preserve Outtings - Register here.

family enjoying a day removing invasive plants

Work Parties

Preserve staff regularly schedule work parties as part of land management activities on the Preserve. Often our activities target control of invasive species, but can also include trail work or working together to organize educational events.

If you join a field work parties, Preserve Stewards will teach you about the dynamic relationships between native and invading species.

Learn about our local species, get a great workout, and do something positive to keep local lands healthy.

Who Can Participate - Everyone. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

How to Sign Up - To participate in a work party, you do not need to pre-register. Simply arrive at the described meeting place and time.

Schedule - Work Party dates are listed in our Calendar (click on the Calendar tab below the banner photo on our home page). Calendar of Events.

Additional Information - Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring food, water, and sunscreen or rain gear (depending on the weather).

Contact - Education and Reservation Manager, Suzanne DeCoursey