Forest Canopy Walk

Forest Canopy Walk

Forest Canopy Walk

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. Students will leave this lesson with a better understanding of the forest from the ground to the canopy, and how each layer and the organisms within those layers play an important role in the health of the entire forest.

Schedule a conference with a VINS Educator (typically via phone or Zoom) to personalize your lesson, target specific learning goals, and meet the needs of your group. This could involve reviewing specific merit badge requirements, requesting certain animal biofacts, informing of necessary accomodations, putting a face to a name before the visit, etc.

  • Daisies/Brownies/Juniors - Trail Adventure
  • Juniors - Animal Habitats
  • Cadettes - Trees
  • Lions - Mountain Lion
  • Tigers
    • My Tiger Jungle
    • Tigers in the Wild
  • Wolves - Paws on the Path
  • Bears - Fur Feathers
  • Webelos
    • Into the Wild
    • Into the Woods
  • Boy Scouts
    • Environmental Science
    • Forestry
    • Nature

Your field trip includes a 60 minute guided program including an introduction to the topic, an outdoor activity, an 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.

All VINS educators have extensive experience in environmental education, the natural sciences and science instruction. As certified teachers in NH and VT, the instructors align their content and methods with the Next Generation Science Standards as well as BSA and GSGWM guidelines. All instructors utilize best practices for outdoor education and 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.