Taltree offers a variety of children’s programs to teach about environmental restoration and conservation the native landscape and wildlife of Northwest Indiana.


Taltree Organic Produce

TALTREE ORGANIC PRODUCE PROGRAM This program introduces kindergarten through eighth grade students to sustainable food production science. Topics include organic gardening, hydroponics and aquaponics. Content also explains how sustainable farming practices and alternative food growing systems can reduce water pollution in the Great Lakes region and beyond. An aquaponics demonstration will show how herbs and vegetables can be grown […]

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Conservation-To-Go – Nature in the classroom Taltree’s education staff will formulate the best program to fit your curriculum, age group and classroom needs. Staff will have fun educational games, props and visual aids to provide the best experience possible. Programs align with Indiana educational standards. Teachers are free. Parents are $5 each. Student pricing is broken […]

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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Training Entering a Science Olympiad Competition? Taltree can help introduce programs, develop mock tests and provide indoor/outdoor hands-on experiences. – Open to grades 6-12 (B level). – Offered in the winter. – On or offsite programs available. Cost: Onsite program 3 hours – $15 per student. Offsite program – $6/student per hour  or $18 for 3 […]

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Field Trip Hikes & Programs

Firsthand Learning Experiences Our field trips are offered in a variety of outdoor learning spaces and are open to schools, scout groups, home-school groups, community organizations and more. Tour offerings are approximately 1.5-2 hours long, weather dependent, led by trained docents and can accommodate a variety of group sizes.  Special 30-minute activities can be incorporated at no additional […]

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Trail of Scarecrows Competition

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Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Then, write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the chosen story or character within the story. First, second, and third prizes are awarded.

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