Looking for a special experience for your group? The professional naturalists at Eastman Nature Center offer Outdoor Education Programs for your school group, scout troop, senior center, home school group or other organized group. Aquatic studies, insect programs, birding, live amphibians and reptiles, animal tracks, snowshoeing and maple syruping are some of our most popular options. We can also customize a program to meet the specific needs and interests of your group. Programs are generally two hours in length. Cost depends on the number of participants.
Making maple syrup at Eastman Nature Center in Elm Creek ParkAcademic Standards
Eastman Nature Center's curriculum supports certain MN K-12 Academic Standards. Review the Standards Matrix to decide which programs meet your needs.  


Three Rivers Park District is committed to making our programs accessible. With advance notice, we can arrange for sign language interpreters and a wide variety of assisted technology (all-terrain wheel chairs, sound amplifiers, etc.). Financial assistance is available for qualifying groups.

We can bring a program to you!

Eastman Nature Center’s naturalists are able to bring our resources directly into your school, library, local park, church, community center or other meeting site–for a program either inside or outside. Popular topics include live owl, live reptiles and amphibians, birds, skulls and furs, and animal adaptations. We can also customize a program to meet the needs and interests of your group.

Program fees are based on group size and length of program (per hour). We can present programs for small classrooms or large auditorium groups. We can also provide a booth at your event with hands-on activities, furs and artifacts, park information, and maybe even a live animal.

For more information on group programs or to book a program, call Eastman Nature Center at 763.694.7700.