Year-long Programming

Looking for an affordable, engaging, and all-local approach to science for your students?

Stokes offers 4- and 7-month programming options for your school! These monthly programs are built to Utah State Core Science Standards, and focuses on a location within Logan Canyon which we explore using scientific methods and tools.

We work hand-in-hand with your school to develop the programming you want, build rapport with students, and provide experiences only possible through Cache Valley’s oldest and most trusted Nature Center.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please email
Patrick Kelly, Director of Education


Single Program Options

Looking for a localized science program for your class? Look no further!

Stokes’ School Programs are a great way to get your students excited about where we live. Give your students the opportunity to question, explore, and learn a variety of topics right here in our National Forest, or let us bring the forest to you!

Sensory Hike

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

*In-class option available*
1.5 hours | 1st Grade
Core Standards


Explore the unique characteristics of rocks, experience the life cycle of a rock, and practice your detective skills by learning how to identify rocks.

*In-class option available*
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

Winter Wildlife Detectives

Join us for a winter snowshoeing adventure! Search for signs of wildlife and learn how animals adapt to survive in winter.

1-2 hours | Any Grade
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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.  Imagine the possibilities!


Single Program Pricing and Group Size

$5 per student for all of our single school programs, plus and additional travel fee for offsite programs.

Snowshoe Adventure price is $8 per student for 2.5 hours (this includes snowshoe rentals).

Custom programming prices vary, starting at $8 per student.

The maximum number of students per program is 35,  and the minimum is 16. A minimum program fee of $80 is charged for groups of less than 16. If your group size exceeds 35, please make a special note during your registration to continue this conversation.

To schedule a school program and for more information

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Stokes Nature Center is excited to offer transportation scholarships through a US National Forest Service Grant! This scholarship is designed to receive funding assistance to mitigate the costs associated with transporting students to Stokes Nature Center for school field trips. Please note that additional costs include standard program fees. To fill out an application please click the link below.

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

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"