Environmental Education 
Association of Indiana

Field Trips

Fish Creek Preserve

As a retired teacher, Myriam Wood loves sharing her special place with visitors. For over 50 years, she has been restoring the land by planting pine trees, controlling erosion, and establishing miniprairies in an old field. Tour the gardens, hills, woods, and creek and learn more about the plight of pollinators and how to help them through landscaping with native plants. No limit.

Buckner’s Cave exploration and restoration project

Visit a special caving preserve and crawl into the darkness. After traversing some of the underground chambers, help remove graffiti from the cave walls. Hard hats with lights will be provided, as well as graffiti removal equipment. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Knee pads strongly recommended. A checklist of what to wear and bring will be provided. Limit 20.

Oliver Winery Creekbend Vineyard and Bean Blossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

Hike the totally flat Sycamore Land Trust property known for its wetland habitats, eagle nest, heron rookery, and newly rebuilt boardwalk. Then, stop at the Creekbend Vinyard to learn about how environmentally sensitive growing practices benefit the land. Wine samples will be available! Limit 20


An exceptional educational experience, Wonderlab has hands-on activities for all ages. There is a tidal saltwater aquarium, bearded dragons, beehive, water play area, and more. Bring some money for the gift shop; there are treasures you will want to take home. No limit.

Flatwoods and Detmer Park

Visit the spot where the glaciers stopped and learn how they affected local geology and groundwater. Last summer, the Indiana Water Resources conference took place at Flatwoods Park and they left behind monitoring wells. The park has also been used for elementary school field days with a water theme, using the sundial, weather station, and working windmill. At Detmer Park, see how a bioswale has been planted to clean runoff for the parking lots and gardens are used to raise food for the hungry. No limit.

McCormick’s Creek State Park

Join staff from Indiana Geological and Water Survey and McCormick’s Creek State Park for a geological field trip of McCormick’s Creek State Park. In addition to a short, rugged trip through Wolf Cave, you will also learn a few activities you can take back to your properties! No limit

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