School Field Trips

Bring classroom learning to life through environmental studies, wilderness exploration, leadership training and fun at Manice Education Center!


Manice Education Center offers 3-day field trips in the spring and fall to connect the classroom learning of our Winter Ecology Program and the many opportunities for learning and growth in a wilderness classroom.

fieldtrips2The MEC curriculum is tailored for each school and focuses on ecology and wilderness survival, as well as leadership trainings in communication and critical thinking. Our lessons provide an engaging hands-on enrichment to the NYC Dept. of Education Scope and Sequence and help improve academic proficiency in science, math and analytical skills. Equally important, they foster trust in peers and adults, and cooperation and interdependence within the group — qualities that return with the students to the school community setting. Teachers and principals report, “you can really tell which class has had the benefit of the Manice experience.”

Lasting Impact
Independent evaluations show that our young MEC naturalists are more likely to:

  • Further their interest in science
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
  • Recognize that food, water and electricity are precious resources
MEC students also showed significant measurable gains in:

  • Leadership ability
  • Team-building skills
  • Persistence to overcome challenges
“You develop confidence when you know you’re making a good decision in a challenging situation in the field.”

Important Forms for Educators

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Educator Forms