Group Field Trips

Do financial or other barriers exclude your group? Consider the IDEA Fund

Make the most of your field-trip to Hawk Mountain and start your day with a program by one of our Educators. Introduction and Guided Group programs are available throughout the year. Scheduling 6-8 weeks in advance is recommended during peak seasons (April-May and September-November). Hawk Mountain Sanctuary offers education programs for diverse audiences. Programs will be designed to include all audiences to the best of our abilities.

Looking to do a self-guided group without a Sanctuary Educator? Click here

Can't make it to the Mountain? Check out our Off-Site Programs

We recommend 1 chaperone per 10 students to accompany all groups.

 

ALL Education programs receive a discounted $3 flat rate Trail Fee for each student.

ALL school staff: teachers, nurses, aides etc are FREE
1 parent or adult per 10 students is free, $3 for all additional adults


To Schedule and Register: Call the Visitor Center at 610-756-6961 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Group Programs:




NEW! Private Virtual Program

Educator Riley Holding a Red-tailed Hawk for a Virtual Program

Time: Weekdays; 30-45 minutes

Cost: $50 with no bird, $100 with live bird(s)

Your group will receive an overview of the Sanctuary by an Educator or trained volunteer. Discussion will include natural history, raptor identification, and migration information. If the live bird option is chosen, your group will then spend time getting an up-close and personal look at one of our education raptors. Our virtual programs can be customized to cover a wide variety of topics in order to meet your needs!

This option is perfect for virtual classrooms of all sizes! Host client will need familiarity with Zoom. You will also receive pre-"visit" materials and resources that are all standards-aligned. 

Click here to request a program!




Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction

Time: Weekdays; 30-40 minutes

Cost: $100, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students, groups larger than 75 meet in Amphitheater & Outdoor Classroom

Your group will receive an overview of the Sanctuary by an Educator or trained volunteer. Discussion will include natural history, raptor identification, migration information and Sanctuary guidelines. Then, you're off to explore the Sanctuary on your own!




Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction plus Raptor Presentation

Time: Weekdays; 45 minutes

Cost: $200, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students, group larger than 75 meets in Amphitheater & Outdoor Classroom

In addition to learning about natural history, raptor identification, migration information and Sanctuary guidelines, your groups will spend time getting an up-close and personal look at one of our education raptors.




Mountain Discovery Guided Hike

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost:
1-25 Students: $250
26-50 Students: $275
51-100 Students: $300
100+ Students: $325
plus student and adult trail fees. 

Includes an overview of the Sanctuary, natural history, raptor identification, migration information PLUS a guided hike up to North Lookout with Appalachian forest ecology interpretation along the way. No live raptor included in this program.




Mountain Discovery Guided Hike with Raptor Presentation

Students hiking on a forest trail

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost:

1-25 Students: $300

26-50 Students: $325

51-100 Students: $350

100+ Students: $375

plus student and adult trail fees. 

 

This program begins with a 45 minute introduction to raptors, migration and Sanctuary history and then a live raptor presentation.  Explore Appalachian flora and fauna as your group hikes to one of the Sanctuary's Lookouts where students will learn more about the amazing Kittatinny Ridge and local viewshed.



NEW! Birds of Prey Presentation

Educator Aaron with the Black Vulture

Time: 1 hour 
Cost: $250

Discover the fascinating world of birds of prey at Hawk Mountain! Meet three different live raptors and learn all about each species, their unique adaptations, and what sets them apart from each other.