Forest Canopy Field Trip

Forest Canopy Walk

An Experience Among the Trees

The forest canopy is a rarely explored ecosystem home to a vast array of life. During this immersive lesson, students will become eye-level with the treetops on the VINS Forest Canopy Walk. Through sensory exploration, students will touch, smell, see and hear the forest in a new way, exposing them to an ecosystem unlike that of the ground below. Students will leave this lesson with a better understanding of forest zones, canopy structure, deciduous ecosystems and the human impact that threatens or supports forest ecosystems around the globe.

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Aligned Standards

  • K-PS3-1
  • K-ESS2-2
  • 1-LS3-1
  • 2-LS4-1
  • 3-LS4-3
  • 4-LS1-1
  • 5-LS1-1

Your Day at VINS

Your field trip includes a 80 minute guided program including an introduction to the topic of Forest Canopy, active exploration of the Forest Canopy Walk, in depth investigation and a chance for students to reflect upon what they learned. In addition to your guided lesson you will have the opportunity to experience a live bird presentation, visit our trails and exhibits, and enjoy lunch on our grounds.

Age Ranges

The Forest Canopy Field Trip is suitable for students in grades K-12. Work with our educators to specify the right combination of in-depth analysis and comparisons for your learners.

Your Guide

All VINS educators have extensive experience in environmental education, the natural sciences, and science instruction. Every instructor works with a certified teacher in NH and VT to ensure their content and methods align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the best practices for outdoor education. All instructors are First Aid and CPR certified.

Forest Canopy Walk

Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with On-Site, Place-Based Education

Explore the natural world with hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.