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Field Trips

field trip collageSince 1997, the Wylde Center has been dedicated to providing outstanding hands-on environmental education experiences for students.  Our environmental education field trips bring students to our five greenspaces to explore the science of the natural world.  Field trips engage students in first-hand discoveries about topics from agriculture to zoology and everything in between.

Classes are led by highly trained and enthusiastic environmental educators. As students encounter our gardens, streams, and woodlands, they learn to think critically, creatively, and responsibly about the world around them.

All Programs Align with Georgia Performance Standards

We invite you and your class to join us for a unique hands-on environmental education experience this season!

Please note:

  • Classes are available to be taught at any of our four greenspace locations.
  • Field trips are generally 1 hour to 1 ½ hours long.
  • Programs are aligned current grade level performance standards, which are referenced for each program.
  • All programs are interactive, hands-on and taught by trained educators.
  • We can modify any of the below described programs or create new programs to best fit your school’s needs.
  • There is a $50 minimum charge for field trips.

The Wylde Center has 5 green spaces available as field trip sites:

Oakhurst Community Garden
Edgewood Learning Garden
Sugar Creek Garden
Hawk Hollow
Mulberry Fields*
*There is a 25 student maximum at this garden

What will we explore?

Our environmental education field trips cover a wide range of topics – we offer over two dozen field trip lessons, and counting! Click on each of the links below to explore our current field trip opportunities in five subject areas:

1st Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
High School

Field Trip FAQ’s


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Field Trip Pricing

We have many different field trip offerings to meet your class’s learning needs.

  • 45 minute trip (recommended for 2 years to K):             $4/student
  • 1 hour trip (grades K-12):                                               $5/student
  • 1 hour & 15 minutes trip (grades K-12):                          $6/student
  • 1 hour & 30 minutes trip (grades K-12):                          $7/student
  • Teachers and chaperones:                                              Free
  • Minimum field trip cost:                                                  $50

Book a Field Trip Today!

  • For questions about field trips and school visits, or to book your visit, contact Allison Ericson, the Wylde Center’s Education Program Manager, at or call 404-371-1920.
  • Field Trips are offered Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
  • For groups larger than 30 students, we may ask you to come in separate groups to maintain small class size.
  • Please include your e-mail or be prepared to provide over the phone:
      • Your name
      • Your organization’s name
      • Preferred date(s) and time(s)
      • Preferred topic
      • Preferred location (if any)
      • Number of students attending
      • Student grade level.
  • Time slots fill quickly, so we suggest booking at least 2 months before your desired date.  We accept reservations up to 1 year in advance.  We are typically unable to accommodate requests received less than 2 weeks ahead of your preferred date.