Hands on in the ecosySTEM 

Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting Fall 2020 to our Interactive Learning Programs and Spring 2021 will hopefully be in-person, with additional guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Lauren Johnson at johnson_lauren1@columbusstate.edu 

We are also willing to work with the unique needs of your school and your students during these times, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Fall 2020 Interactive Distance
Learning: Virtual Field Trips

NEW for Fall 2020:
Interactive Distance Learning Programs!
We bring the fun of Oxbow to your Virtual Classroom.

Click here for more details or to schedule a program today!
Scholarships available for Title 1 schools in the Chattahoochee Valley.


PreK, K, & 1st Grade
Field Trip



2nd & 3rd Grade
Field Trip



4th & 5th Grade
Field Trip



6th – 8th Grade
Field Trip


Reptiles on the Road

9th – 12th Grade
Field Trip


Eastern Indigo Snake, Archbold Biological Station.

The Orianne Society, http://www.oriannesociety.org/, conducts research on landscape movements of the endangered Eastern Indigo Snake. Radio transmitters surgically embedded beneath the skin have shown biologists that the snakes in the Lake Wales Ridge study area utilize home ranges up to 530 acres (and up to 1000 acres in other areas). 

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. From January 17 through April 25, 2012, a team of explorers including photographer Carlton Ward Jr, cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus, bear biologist Joe Guthrie and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, set out to trek 1000 miles in 100 days to showcase the opportunity to protect a connected corridror of natural lands and waters throughout peninsular Florida for the benefit of wildlife and people. Learn more at http://FloridaWildlifeCorridor.org. Photograph by Carlton Ward Jr / Carlton Ward Photography / CarltonWard.com.

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What’s Included:
During field trips, your students will experience:

Hands-on activities
Guided hike, themed
to the activities selected
in the field trip
Tour of center
Live science presentation

Group Size:
Field trips can be made for the following group sizes:

10-60 students
61-120 students

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate groups of less than 5 students.  Groups with 5-10 students will be charged for 10 students.

Field Trip Season:
Fall | September – December

Winter & Spring | January-May

All programs take

place rain or shine.

You may reschedule your field trip (if space is available).  Field trips must be cancelled 2 weeks in advance.

Field trips that need to be rescheduled at the last minute due to hazardous weather or school closings.

Parents & Chaperones:
New for the 2018-2019 school

year, we are allowing 1 FREE
chaperone for every 10 students
on the field trip.  This is because
this parent is asked by Oxbow
and the school to help out with
students during the program.
This includes following rules
and assisting with activities.
All other parents are now asked
to pay $5, regardless of the
program they are attending.

There is no fee for teachers
and bus drivers for the field trip.

Lunch Information:
After the field trip, your group may stay for a picnic lunch on our grounds.  We have a total of six picnic tables and outside space as well for your use.

We do not provide lunch or have food available for purchase.  If you have questions about having food delivered, please call our main line at 706-507-8550.

Scheduling Information

Offsite Programs

Bring the fun of
Oxbow to your school!

Field Trip Scholarships

Title 1 Schools

Calendar of Availability

See what days are
open for your school

Spring 2021
Traditional Field Trips*

If you would like to schedule a field
trip to Oxbow, we are accepting
applications for the 2021 school year.

If you have any questions, please
email Dr. Lauren Johnson at

Field Trip Documents
Field Trip Scholarships