Environmental Education Programs
Who We Are
Our environmental education field trip options enhance, supplement, and build upon classroom learning. The outdoor education programs provide the hands-on interactive learning by bringing students outside and swapping trails for halls. Our 150-acre outdoor classroom is conveniently located right off of route 9 in Framingham Massachusetts!
We focus on hands-on experiential learning. Learning in and from the natural environment allows students to engage in meaningful learning that goes beyond lessons gained in a typical classroom. Activities cover a variety of topics in the subject areas of social and physical science, math, art, and physical education.
Our staff is comprised of highly trained teachers in curriculum development. We use the common core standards as our guide to help you develop the topic you would like to teach. Contact us and we can come up with an outdoor experience your students will never forget!
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucious
We will work with you to create whatever you need! Our staff is trained in UBD curriculum design.
- Creative Writing Lessons
- Sensory Details Lessons
- Descriptive Writing
- Role Playing
- Problem Solving
- Math Games
- Water Testing
- Solar Cars
- Footprint/Nature Identification
- Food Chemistry
- Insects investigation
- Leaf identification project
- Outdoor science experiments
Outdoor Living Skills
- Zombie Apocalypse Games
- How to build a fire
- Is it safe to eat/drink
Arts and Drama
- Role Playing
- Art lessons
- Nature crafts
Adventures at PDC’s Educational Program is offered through the traditional school year, though schools generally choose to attend during the fall and spring since most of our classes are held outdoors. We do have an indoor facility for inclement weather. Attending in the fall helps to set a positive tone for the school year, build the classroom community, and improve interpersonal skills. Spring participation can reinforce lessons already learned, improve and cement relationships, and celebrate the end of a successful school year.
Our Environmental Education programming is available from September- December, and March-June.
- Weekdays and Weekends Available
- 60 maximum participants daily.
- Not enough space? We can provide as many dates as needed to get your whole group to attend
- $50 per participant (large group discounts available)
- Customized planning to meet your needs
- Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff
- Pictures and edited video footage documenting your experience