School Field Trips

The comprehensive environmental educational program at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is well loved and reaches thousands of children each year! Class instruction by our experienced instructors focuses on children’s relationships with nature.

Student fees are $6.00 per student, with up to four classes in a half-day session. We appreciate a $5.00 donation per adult chaperone as well. Special arrangements can be made for students in Title 1 schools.

Our special outreach program targets underprivileged children and children in Kentucky’s foster care system. These are in addition to our regular offerings to children from all across the region.

The scope of our educational services

  • All day field trips
  • Week-long summer camps
  • Customized half-day environmental science classes

Check out the full list here: Education programs

Environmental Science

Birds-predator or prey, bird habitats, wetland and woodland ecosystems, water cycles, rocks and fossils, life cycles of plants, biomes, and the food web, global warming, conservation and recycling.

Native Americans in Kentucky

Culture, dance, medicinal plants, storytelling, hunting, tracking, and games.


Leatherwork, fiber art, plaster masks, woodworking (building bird houses), jewelry making, face painting, painting with plants, eco-friendly recycled material art, clay work, animal art with beads, duct tape wallets.


Bird watching, nature scavenger hunt, nature hikes, archery, obstacle course running, team-building games, wagon rides through the forest, BB-gun with NRA certified instructors, marshmallow roast at the fire pit, cooking over a bonfire, storytelling, dancing, and water balloon fights.

Please call (502) 228-4362 to inquire about having Tavia Cathcart Brown lead a walk or present a lecture for your group. Hourly rates range from $75 to $150 per outing.