School Programs

We work closely with Next Generation Science Standards and your curriculum to provide a fun educational experience for your students. Read our brochure here.

There is a $4/student/program fee for our Science & Nature Outings.  If you select just one program (1.5 to 3+ hours, depending on the program), it is $4/student.  If you desire a longer field experience, you can sign up for two programs, for a total of $8/student.  (See Field Trip Examples in our brochure.)  There is no fee for teachers and chaperones. 

Our Travelling Naturalist programs are $100 for the first classroom (max. 30 students), and an extra $40 fee for each additional classroom presentation, with a maximum of four presentations in a day ($220).  For schools that are more than 30 miles from Severson Dells, we charge $0.55/mile.

Area school teachers and students frequently use the our facilities and equipment for field trips to supplement classroom studies.  There is no fee for self-guided trips.

Please call (815-335-2915), email (, or fill out the form below to request a school program.


Name *
School Phone *
School Phone
Cell Phone (optional)
Cell Phone (optional)
Address *
Please provide school name and address.
First Choice Date *
First Choice Date
Please let us know your first, second and third choices for program dates.
Second Choice Date *
Second Choice Date
Third Choice Date *
Third Choice Date
Please let us know how many classes you want to bring and the number of students (eg: three classes, 75 students total; or three classes: two with 24 students, and one with five).
Please let us know any additional information we should be aware of for booking your school group. If you have any questions/concerns, please write them here as well.

Please read our brochure for more information about our programs and how to schedule your class trip. 

Home School, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Day Care, Church Groups

We would be happy to work with your group to tailor make a program to fit your needs.  Read about our offerings in the program brochure (pages 7-8).