Environmental Education is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. It teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership.
The Apple Creek YMCA and Bruce B. Purdy Nature Preserve provide the perfect field trip destination for students of any age, from pre-school through high school. We offer 2-hour and 4-hour options for most field trip programs, and can accommodate multiple classrooms during the same visit. Field trips are led by our trained naturalist staff and cover a variety of grade appropriate topics during all seasons of the year.
For more information contact Shane Vondracek, Environmental Education Director.