PreK Field Trip Lessons

Small Wonders

Each PreK Field Trip lesson is designed to foster a variety of developmentally appropriate skills for PreK aged children and incorporates science discoveries, nature play, and investigations into the lesson. Each PreK Field Trip lesson includes an engaging puppet show or engineering opportunity, song and movement, a range of hands-on activities, investigations and nature play, and outdoor learning, depending on topic.

  • Animal Homes
  • Bears
  • Beavers
  • Day & Night Animals 
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Preparing for Winter
  • Seasons
  • Snakes
  • Turtles

Lesson Descriptions

Your field trip includes an 60 minute guided program, including an introduction to the topic of choice, an active outdoor activity, an interactive puppet show, and a chance for students to reflect upon what they’ve 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.

Prekindergarten; Ages 3 & 4 

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.


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

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