Explore the Preserve and EcoCenter with hands-on, science-based field trips for school classes and youth organizations.
Our field trips allow students to get outside and explore, while enhancing their classroom education with field experiences. Field trips are offered in the winter and spring, and activities change with the season. Each field trip's curriculum is correlated with Utah's Science Core Standards for Kindergarten through 5th grade. If your class or group fall outside of that age group, Swaner's education staff is happy to work with you to develop a program that will meet the needs of your students.
Winter field trips are typically offered January through March and are dependent on snow. Spring field trips are offered April through June. Field trip programs last two hours, but may be shortened upon request.
Cost: $2 per student. Thanks to continued support from Park City Mountain and Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Swaner is able to offer a free field trip and classroom visit for every public 4th
grade class in Summit County and Wasatch County. For more information see below under
"Fees and Payment".
Field trips must be booked at least two weeks prior to the date you would like to
attend. When you call to schedule, please have the following information available:
1. Requested Date (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice)
2. Preferred start time (must be between 8 am and 4 pm)
3. Contact information: teacher/leader's name, school/organization, email address, phone number
4. Grade level of students
5. Number of students (maximum of 50 per trip)
6. Any special needs or accommodations necessary for students or adults
To schedule your trip, use the contact information listed below.
After scheduling your field trip, you will receive a confirmation email and a teacher's packet with additional information. Within this packet you will find a "What to Bring" list and a letter home to parents. These materials are useful in ensuring students arrive prepared for the trip.
Name: Katherine Veeder
Position: Director of Education
The cost of our field trip program is $2 per student for school groups. Payment can
be made the day of the field trip via cash, check, or major credit cards. An invoice
to the school is available upon request. Please inquire for pricing for private groups
such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or church groups.
Swaner is pleased to offer free field trips to all public 4th grade classes in Summit County. Additionally, the first 15 classes to schedule a field trip to the EcoCenter will be able to do so free of charge. For more information, please inquire when scheduling your trip.
The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter free field trips are made possible by funding from Vail EpicPromise, selected by our local resort, Park City. These educational programs are additionally supported by Chevron.