Hands-on learning 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 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!

Thank you!

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.

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.

Please see information below.

Field Trip Documents

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

Field Trip Descriptions


PreK, K, & 1st Grade Field Trip Descriptions



2nd & 3rd Grade Field Trip Descriptions 



4th & 5th Grade Field Trip Descriptions



6th – 8th Grade Field Trip Descriptions


Reptiles on the Road

9th – 12th Grade Field Trip Descriptions


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.

GA, AL, DODEA Standard Correlations


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.

 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.


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.

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.

 Field Trip Season


September – December

Winter & Spring