The core purpose of the Parklands Outdoor Classroom is to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery. We envision a future in which all people view themselves as life-long learners and share a connection to and appreciation for the natural world, their community and each other.
With the Outdoor Classroom, educators at The Parklands are able to offer both in-classroom and out-of-doors learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our Kentucky landscape and the creatures that grow and live within it.
For a list of available classes and topics, check out our field trip guide.
In-park field trips begin at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation. Located off Shelbyville Rd. in Beckley Creek Park, this facility is centrally located allowing trips by walk or by school bus to Floyds Fork, the Allee Wetlands, the Marshall Playground and Sprayground, trails, and more!
The cost for field trips is $8/student. If your school qualifies as a Title 1 or equivalent program, scholarships funds may be available.
For questions, or to schedule a program, please contact Director of Education Curtis Carman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-815-0274. We hope to see you and your students at The Parklands soon!
Call 502-815-0274 or Email the Outdoor Classroom to Book a Field Trip
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ben Stout House is approximately 200 years old, and is the oldest man-made structure within The Parklands.