Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary offers field trips, camps, and programs to give children the opportunity to learn about and experience nature. Activities range from water quality testing to catching frogs along the marsh boardwalk. Our mission is to immerse children, the future stewards of the planet, in the wonders of science and the natural world.
Children spend less time outdoors than ever before. Children who are connected to nature have better health, higher satisfaction with life, and pro-environmental behaviors. Bring the children to Jug Bay where they can experience, explore, and learn to appreciate nature while considering the impacts of human activity on it.
Become a Jug Bay Volunteer Naturalist
Do you love nature and teaching kids?
Become a Volunteer Naturalist educator and share your love of nature with children at Jug Bay! Our field trips rely on a dedicated group of volunteer educators. We provide the training. Contact Sarah Kempfer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Classrooms In The Field (CITF)
Classrooms in the Field are hands-on field experiences for students from kindergarten to college. Our outdoor programs are tailored to meet the needs of students and teachers alike, actively involving students in the learning process and introducing them to many facets of ecology and scientific research, while meeting state core curriculum standards.
Field trips can be specifically designed to meet your student's interest and curriculum requirements. Most topics can be adapted to most ages.
Check below the different CITF programs we offer and fill out the field trip application to register your school. Also, sign up for our Educators Newsletter for deadlines and information.
CITF for Elementary School
CITF for Middle and High School
Jug Bay offers a monthly program for preschoolers and their parent/guardian.
Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather - we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children.
Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child. To register call 410-222-8006 or email email@example.com
Program Dates: March 5, April 2, May 14, June 4.