Below is a list of the standard programs offered at Merry Lea. Each program description includes:
- Season in which the program is offered
- Appropriate grade level
- Standard program length
- Maximum number of students*
- A brief overview of the program
We also offer custom programs. Custom programs may combine 2-3 of our standard programs or you may request a program about birds, renewable energy, wild edible plants, wetland restoration, and insects. All custom programs have separate pricing.
*Please note: if bringing more than the maximum number of students, you will need to reserve more than one field trip date
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Students will learn how animals and plants are adapted to survive winter in Indiana.
Survey first-hand the diversity of life at Merry Lea. Explore several ecosystems in search of plants & animals there.
Exploring Merry Lea Sustainable Farm
This program will focus on exploring the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm as an edible ecosystem.
Discover what’s happening in nature that makes a particular season unique. Students visit several natural communities.
Students become detectives to search for as many of nature’s recyclers as they can find.
Dig into northeastern Indiana’s rich geological history! Students start inside for a slide introduction explaining glaciers & their impact on this area.
Trees are Terrific
This program introduces students to the marvelous world of trees.
What, if anything, is wrong with our water? How did it get that way? What can be done about it now?
Enjoy the wonders of winter! Students explore how people, plants and animals cope with winter.
Students learn what a “wetland” is, how to recognize different kinds of wetlands, what lives in wetlands, & the many important functions wetlands have.