School Trips

Forest Discovery-Habitats and Ecosystems

Holden Arboretum


Grades PK - 5

$8.00 per student. One free adult per five students, additional adults are $8.00.

Explore the Eastern Deciduous Forest at the Holden Arboretum

Grade PreK

Experience a forest first-hand using your senses to make discoveries about this special place. Learn about the diversity and adaptations of the animals and plants that live in this habitat while exploring the colors, textures, and vocabulary.
(1 hour, 30 minutes)

Grades K – 2

Discover the forest as a diverse and interdependent community. Explore the plants and animals to learn about different traits and characteristics that allow them to survive in the forest where all their needs are met. 
(1 hour, 30 minutes)

Grades 3 – 5

Explore the forest as a dynamic ecosystem that is constantly changing.  Discover the abiotic and biotic factors that make up the forest and the different characteristics (learned and inherited) that allow biotic organisms to survive and perform their specific role in the ecosystem. 
(1 hour 30 minutes)

$8 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students(free). One adult per five students admitted free; additional adults are $8.00 per person.

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