Field Trip Requests

The ORWRP is committed to advancing the knowledge and stewardship of wetlands and native habitats through hands-on and immersive educational experiences.

To aide in this mission, we are excited to begin offering year-round programming for aspiring wetland scientists and the STEM-curious! Additionally, our K-12 programs were designed to meet Ohio’s Learning Standards for Science to make administration-support of field trips seamless. Programs typically meet standards for the age group listed, but we may be able to adjust programming to meet the standards of other age groups on request. Questions? Contact our outreach coordinator, Krystal Pocock, or check out our K-12 School Groups page.

NOTE: OSU courses MUST also submit a field trip request before visitingAs a multi-use site, we have field labs, research, and/or outreach programming occurring at any given time. Your request will be evaluated to ensure that your visit will not interfere in scheduled activities.

Basic Information and Guidelines:

  • Groups larger than 10 and ALL school groups MUST register with us before visiting. 
    • Groups who do not adhere to this policy will be immediately asked to leave the property.
  • K-12 programming includes a tour of the park and 2-4 programs of your choice, depending on group size.
  • University programming typically only includes a tour of the site.
    • If you’re interested in scheduling additional activities, please note this on your request and our outreach coordinator will follow up with you directly.
  • Groups are limited to 90 students, with 2 chaperones required for every 10 students.
    • Groups up to 30 can expect programming to last 2-3 hours.
    • Groups up to 60 can expect programming to last 3-4 hours.
    • Groups up to 90 (max cap.) can expect programming to last 5-6 hours.
      • *Please note that it is rare that we can accommodate groups over 60.*
  • Lunches are not provided.
    • Groups are welcome to bring a box lunch to eat on our front lawn, however. We will factor this into the schedule when requested.
  • Field trip requests are not automatically approved. Once your request has been submitted, our outreach coordinator will follow up via email to formally schedule your trip.
    • Reservations are first-come, first-served and are dependent upon staff and volunteer availability.
  • Teachers and chaperones are expected to maintain care and custody of youth throughout the field trip.

For more information and to schedule K-12 programming, visit our K-12 school groups page.

For more information and to schedule field trips for university groups, visit our university groups page.