Schools, Scouts & Youth Outreach Programs

Looking for a great program for your classroom, Scout group or other community group? The Preservation Parks Education Department offers outreach programs covering a variety of natural and cultural history topics.

Most programs are free and a great way to introduce your group to Delaware County's cultural and natural history. We are flexible and will work with you to develop a program that will meet State of Ohio Academic Content Standards as well as your needs and expectations.

We can conduct programs either at your site (school building, land lab, or other meeting facility) or at one of the parks managed by Preservation Parks.

To schedule an outreach program or field trip, please contact:

Education Services Manager
Rich Niccum
(740) 524-8600 ext. 3


Focus on specific types of plants or animals can be developed in the following categories:

  • Plants
  • Insects
  • Spiders
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Plants & Animals of Ohio
  • Prairie/Meadow Study
    (at parks or on-site if available)
  • Woodland Study
    (at parks or on-site if available)
  • Stream Study April – October
    (at parks or on-site of available)
  • Wetland Study April – October
    (Deer Haven Preserve only)
  • Pond Study
    (Deer Haven Preserve or on-site if available)
  • Habitat Exploration Hikes
    (at parks or on-site if available)
  • Night Hike
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Nocturnal Animals
    (A night hike can be scheduled to coincide)
  • Geology
  • Orienteering