2016-2017 School Programs


Click HERE for 2016-2017 School Program Descriptions!

With today’s emergent environmental concerns, it is imperative that our youth build connections to nature in order to make informed decisions and to be the next generation of environmental stewards.  A field trip to Fenner is an opportunity for your students to gain ecological understanding, reinforce materials that have been presented in the classroom and to ignite inquisition about their own role in the world around them. 

When your classroom visits Fenner, your students are certain to have a unique educational experience that they will never forget. Contact us via phone at 517-483-4224 or via email at programs@mynaturecenter.org to schedule your field trip.

General Information

Program Fees:

  • $75 per class (0-30 students)
  • Up to 1 adult for every 3 students, including teachers, classroom aides, and chaperones, are permitted to join us for no cost
  • Admission for additional chaperones or siblings is $4.00/person
  • Programs are 60 minutes long. 

Specialty Programs and Tours:

  • The program fee for the Animal Encounter program is $115 for a one hour experience.
  • Apple Butter and Maple Syrup Tours cost $4 per student; $50 minimum fee.
  • Apple Butter Tours will be offered October 3rd-7th, 2016.
  • Maple Syrup Tours will be offered March 7th-18th, 2015.


To register, call 517-483-4224 or email programs@mynaturecenter.org. Please note that a minimum of two weeks notice is required. Upon registration a confirmation email will be sent to you that includes guidelines for chaperones, what to bring to your field trip, and what to expect from us.  It is your responsibility to pass this information along to all participants.


Cancellations that occur less than 48 hours in advance will not be refunded and will be responsible for any remaining balance due. We will work with you to reschedule any programs that must be cancelled due to weather-related school closures.


Payment may be made via check, cash, or  we also accept credit card payments over the phone. Full payment is due two weeks prior to your program, unless otherwise noted.


The Norris Ingells Education Fund for Youth enhances environmental awareness for children through nature and science-based learning experiences.  If your group needs financial assistance with transportation or program fees, please contact our program manager at programs@mynaturecenter.org.

Our scholarship form is available at the following link: Group Scholarship App_INTERACTIVE.pdf

Please return the completed form by mail or in person to the nature center, or by email to director@mynaturecenter.org. You must register for a program prior to submitting the scholarship form.

Explore Store: 

We encourage you to visit our explore store after your program to pick up nature-inspired gifts as well as tools, such as field guides, to extend the learning experience for your students back at school.


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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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