Group Field Trips

 

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).

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 or our Distance Education Programs

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

Guided Group Trail Fees:

$3.00 FLAT 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]

Group Programs:

River of Rocks Ramble

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost: $200 without live animals; $250 with live animals

Limit: 60 students pending Educator availability

Explore an Ice Age boulder field! This program begins with an introduction to geology, geography, and ecology with an optional live animal experience. Discover Appalachian flora and fauna as your group hikes to the River of Rocks boulder field. Here, students will explore these relics of the Ice Age climate for evidence of life.

It is highly recommended that students bring a day pack if they wish to carry food, water, or camera to aid with hands-free hiking.

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction

Time: Weekdays; 30-40 minutes

Cost: $75, 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 with Guided Walk to South Lookout

Time: Weekdays; 1 hour

Cost: $125, plus student and adult trail fees

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

Includes an overview of the Sanctuary, natural history, raptor identification, migration information PLUS a guided walk to South Lookout and flight interpretation and review of local landmarks. Then, you continue exploring the Sanctuary on your own.

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction plus Raptor Presentation

Time: Weekdays; 45 minutes

Cost: $175, 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.

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction plus Raptor Presentation AND Guided Walk to South Lookout

Time: Weekdays; 60 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. The presentation will be followed by a guided walk to South Lookout and flight interpretation and review of local landmarks. Then, you continue exploring the Sanctuary on your own.

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction with Guided Hike to North Lookout

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost: $200, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students

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. 

Mountain Discovery Guided Hike

Students hiking on a forest trail

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost: $250, plus student and adult trail fees. 

Limit: 60 students per group pending Educator availability

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.

Acorn Adventure

Time: Weekdays; 2-3 hours

Cost: $150

Limit: Kindergarten to 2nd grade. Group size is a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 students. Flexible pending Educator availability. 

This program is experiential and exploratory! Students spend approximately 30 minutes learning about the Appalachian forest and are introduced to a live raptor. Then, students head outside to explore the forest and learn more about nature. Topics discussed include layers of the forest, looking at leaves and using the senses. Teachers are encouraged to bring along a snack for students.