Groups at Gibson Woods

Group hike at Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods Environmental Awareness Center offers group programs for all ages. The Center has a classroom for presentations, a hands-on exhibit area with live animals, and a bird observation room. Three miles of trails along an ancient dune and swale landscape highlight the natural beauty of the nature preserve. Programs are adjusted to suit the age, experience, and grade curriculum of individual groups. All programs include an indoor presentation and an outdoor activity. Dress for the weather.

All programs are $2 per person, including adults, with a $20 minimum per group.
Preschool programs are 1 hour with a 20-student maximum.
Groups K-12 programs are 1 1/2 hours with a 40-student maximum.
Registration and deposit are required at least 10 days in advance by calling 219-769-7275. For program content information call Gibson Woods Nature Preserve at 219-844-3188.

Into the Woods

  • Dates: All year
  • Grades: All grade levels (+ adults)

Overview of Gibson Woods with walk and live animals. Includes endangered animals, conservation and urban wildlife.

What is a Wetland

  • Dates: Spring
  • Grades: 3rd - adults

Learn about the importance of wetlands and what kinds of creatures depend on them.

Almost All About Birds

  • Dates: Spring-Fall
  • Grades: All grade levels (+ adults)

Learn some little known facts about birds. Why is bird watching such a popular hobby? Do all birds eat worms? Why are they so important to the health of our environment?

Tree ID

  • Dates:Fall
  • Grades: 3rd - adults

It takes more than a leaf to ID a tree. Learn the essentials that make identification easy.