With todays emergent environmental concerns, it is imperative that our youth build connections to nature. 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 teach awareness about their own role in the world around them.

School Programs: K-12

  • $150 per class (0-30 students)
  • Programs are 90 minutes long
  • Up to 1 adult for every 3 students, including teachers, classroom aids, and chaperones are permitted to join us for no cost
  • Admission for additional chaperones or siblings is $7.50/person
  • Please call (517) 483-4224 for program options


To register, call (517) 483-4224 or email A minimum of two weeks notice is required to book a program. Payment for programs is due in full two weeks prior to the date of the program unless otherwise stated.

Fenner Nature Center programs are taught outdoors, rain or shine. So, please dress for the weather.


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.


The Norris Ingells Education Fund for Youth

This scholarship 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

Norris Ingells Group Scholarship Application.

The Rose Zack Youth Birders Education Fund

This scholarship provides an opportunity for classrooms within Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties to visit Fenner Nature Center for a nature-based learning experience centered around bird conservation and natural history. This scholarship is available on a first come, first served basis. Please call (517) 483-4224 or email for program options.

Rose Zack Youth Birders Education Fund Scholarship Application

Please return the completed form by mail or in person to the nature center, or by email to 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.