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Field Trips

Get out of the classroom and into nature with an Oxbow field trip!

3rd Grade: Cycles in Nature

Cycles have never been so much fun!  Participants become water drops to explore the water cycle, hungry foxes and lightning quick rabbits to discover the nutrient cycle, scientists to investigate life cycles, and recycling champions in our Recycle Relay! Students will love this highly interactive and immersive program. 


4th Grade: Pines & Pioneers

Travel back to Florida’s pioneer days to explore daily life in 1880 and compare it to present day lifestyles.  The program includes discussion on pioneer food, clothing, tools, work and play, and emphasizes the importance of pine trees as a resource for early people.  Students will learn about Florida’s pinelands through an interpretive hike, try their hand at pioneer chores, and use observation skills and a dichotomous key to identify common pine tree species.


5th Grade: Wandering through a Watershed

Learn about our unique St Lucie River watershed and how it connects us all. Through models, a guided watershed walk, and interactive activities, students will explore the many ways the river influences our daily lives, and how our actions can have unintended consequences to our local waterways!


Field trips are held Monday- Friday, starting at 10:00am. Programs typically run 2 to 2.5 hours and can accommodate a maximum of 40 students. Groups are welcome to bring lunches to eat on-site after the program. We ask that all garbage is ‘packed out’ when you leave.

Programs are $3 per student. Teachers and Chaperones are FREE. (Note: Title 1 schools can apply for free busing through St. Lucie County School Board. Inquire with your administrator.)

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve all programs.

Due to a high level of interest and limited space in our programs we recommend booking your program well in advance. We also request 48 hours-notice if you need to cancel the program for any reason.  We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule programs due to inclement weather or any unavoidable conflicts.

What to Bring with You on Your Field Trip

  • Chaperones– 1 chaperone per 10 students
  • Proper walking shoes (we recommend closed-toe and closed-heel)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A love for learning and sense of adventure!


Let us bring the field trip to you! 

What’s that BUZZ?

Targets K-2; FREE

Alex is going on an outdoor adventure, but some pesky creatures threaten to ruin his fun!  What will Alex do?  Find out in this interactive skit for grades K-2.  Through this fun, interactive skit, children will learn to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases, as well as how to help control mosquito populations in their very own yards.   


Florida Seminole History & Legend

Targets K-5

This program introduces students to the Florida Seminoles, the amazing, adaptable peoples of the Florida Everglades!   Participants will learn about the origins of the Seminole Tribe, how their tribe is governed, and significant historic events in which they were involved.  The program also gives participants a glimpse into the day-to-day life of turn-of-the-century Seminole, including information about their food, weapons, crafts, clothing, transportation and more.


Animal Adaptations

Targets K-5

Through this hands-on and engaging program, students learn how adaptations allow wildlife to survive and thrive in their environments.  The program includes exposure to a variety of bio-facts including taxidermy, pelts, bones, skulls, and more, as well as a one or more of Oxbow’s live animal ambassadors.       


In-school programs generally run 45-60 minutes. We offer up to 3 sessions per day with 60 students per session.

 The cost of these programs are:

  • $165 for 1 session (up to 60 students)
  • $280 for 2 sessions (up to 120 student)
  • $395 for 3 sessions (up to 180 student)

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Book Your Program Today!

For more information or to reserve your program, please call us at:

Oxbow Eco-Center

(772) 785-5833

5400 NE St James Drive, Port St Lucie Fl