A Bird in the Hand is Worth a Lifetime of Memories...
Eagle Bluff specializes in memorable educational field trips that focus increasing STEM literacy, building life skills through team building, and promoting positive outdoor experiences. Our 120+ partner schools witness first hand that a trip:
> Fosters a sense of respect, stewardship and community: live and learn with peers and teachers
> Imparts life skills such as teamwork and problem solving: face challenges and find success together
> Increases environmental & academic literacy: explore our accredited curriculum aligned to state standards and STEM principles
> Promotes positive outdoor experiences: experience the outdoors with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff
> Sparks an interest in and appreciation for the natural world: see the Big Dipper, hear toads trill at the pond, or hold a bird in your hand
+ Our Curriculum & Instruction: Hands-on. Engaging. Applied. Outdoors. There are LOTS of words to describe
our classes. Explore our curriculum and methods of teaching...
+ Pre & Post-Visit Activities / The TeachingWEB: Weave environmental education into your own classroom and
bookend your residential ELC experience. Earn a stipend for using them too!
+ Conservation Challenges: Your group will practice hands-on conservation efforts through the Eagle Eye Resource Conservation
Challenge and the FoodWISE food waste reduction/composting program while staying in the dorm and eating in the dining hall.
Every Eagle Bluff instructor is a professional educator who has earned a bachelor's degree or greater in an educational or environmental field. Our educators work to facilitate inspiring learning experiences and help students focus on positively experiencing the outdoors. Meet the Staff »
Eagle Bluff is situated on 95 acres of restored prairie and mixed hardwood forest and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of state forest land. Our campus boasts modern facilities which provide a comfortable and inspirational setting.
Scheduling Your Trip
Once you are ready to schedule a trip to Eagle Bluff, the exciting planning begins! Our K-12 Coordinators work closely with you to guide you through the planning process and provide you with all the materials and tools you will need to plan a fabulous experience for your students!
› Step One: Request a Date for your Trip
Find a date that works for your school and will fit into Eagle Bluff's schedule. Complete the form below to check date availability and our scheduling coordinator will contact to discuss your options.
› Step Two: Reserve your dates
After dates have been determined, you will be sent and asked to fill out a Reservation Contract to secure those dates for your group.
› Step Three: Visit and Review the Trip Leaders Page
This is where you will find the tools you need to help plan your trip, including planning forms and special documents. Visit the Trip Leaders Page »