School programs

Wee Hike

Take an adventure along the Logan River Nature Trail using your senses to discover sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of nature.

1.5 hours | Preschool

Nature explorers

Investigate living things and explore the natural world around us using all your senses.

1.5 hours | Kindergarten

Core Standards

All About Plants

Discover what seeds need to grow, how plant parts function, and why pollination helps the whole ecosystem.

1.5 hours | 1st Grade
Core Standards


Examine rock characteristics, experience how rocks change in the rock cycle, and discover some amazing uses for rocks and minerals.

2 hours | 2nd Grade
Core Standards



Let's appreciate the Logan River at Stokes Nature Center! Come find out who lives in this riparian habitat, determine the health of the water, and more.

2 hours | 3rd & 5th Grade
Core Standards


Dive into learning about the power of water and how it affects us right here in Cache Valley. Even build and test your own water wheels!

1-2 hours | Any Grade

Canyon Adventures&winter Snowshoe Adventures

         Experience all the great outdoors has to offer in any season with
guided naturalist hikes!

1-2.5 hours | Any Grade

 Custom Programs

   We are happy to work with schools or teachers who wish to custom-design a program to fit their classroom's needs.  We can also create multi-visit programs throughout the school year. Imagine the possibilities!


Stokes Nature Center has fun, hands-on experiments and instructors do a great job of teaching the children on a level that they can understand... My goal is to have them present in my classroom every year.”
— Program evaluation comment

To schedule a school program and for more information

Click the button below, call us at 435-755-3239, or visit the nature center during open hours!

Home School Program

The Stokes Nature Center Science Program is open to home school children K-4th grade. Have an older student who would like to attend? Just ask! (With enough interest, we may arrange a separate time & date for a group of older/advanced students.)

  • Location:
    • Class locations alternate between Stokes Nature Center and exciting field sites.
    • Most programs include an outdoor component, so dress for the weather every time.
  • Dates & Times:
    • Second Wednesday of each month
    • 1-3 pm.
  • Cost:
    • $80 for the year (9 classes), or $10/session a la carte.
    • Have more than one child who wants to attend? Take $20 off the yearly price for additional children.

*Pre-registration is required. 
Full payment and completed health & liability forms are due at the first session, September 14th 2016.
For questions or to register, please contact the Director of Education:

Dear Stokes Nature Center,

Ever ‘sence’ you came me and my ‘freind’ went crazy with rocks. We found lots of pumice by his house. Thank you for coming. I really enjoyed it!”
— 2nd grade participant in "Rockin' with Rocks"