Since 1998, Phinizy Center’s Education Department has conducted hands-on environmental science field trips for K-12 and undergraduate students. On these inquiry-based field trips, students explore scientific concepts through interactive investigations of watersheds, wetland habitats, urban water cycles, and stream ecology.

This creative approach to science education meets Georgia and South Carolina academic standards in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Geology, Earth Science, Geography, and Economics.

Phinizy Center also offers Phinizy Fiesta Field Trips for Pre-K through 1st grade! These field trips meet curriculum standards and are available for booking on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Program Details

Field trip program details can be found in our Current Education Program Guide.

Program Guide

Field Trip Standards

Book Your Field Trip

Fill out the interest form below to start the booking process. We will be in touch with details, like field trip costs which vary based on grade and program length.

For more information, call 706-796-7707 or email

Student Liability Form    Adult Liability Form

Field Trip Interest Form

Provide us with some information to help us book your field trip and we will get back to you shortly.

  • Specify whether cell phone or school phone
  • If you are coming multiple days, please specify how many you would expect on each day.
  • Generally, the earlier the better with 9am being the earliest. Richmond County buses usually cannot get to the park until 10am.
  • Check out our program guide on our field trip webpage to help you decide. You can also leave this blank if you’d rather talk about it with us first.

Field Trip Rubrics for Teachers


Rubrics are a scoring scale that provides evaluation and assessment for both students and teachers. Each program rubric is based on a 4-point scale, with 4 being the highest level of content mastery and 1 being a minimal mastering of the content. For the purpose of our evaluation, these rubrics were written holistically, so that teachers could give us a general assessment of their students’ content mastery before and after the field trip.

For classroom use, teachers can break the holistic rubrics down by separating the components of each level into separate rubrics. Feel free to share these with your students so they know what we think they should learn on the field trip!