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 determined by program. Depending upon program customization, additional costs maybe incurred.

Programming is available year-round.


Call 219.462.0025 and or email Youth Education Manager Ellen Kapitan at to schedule your program. Program is available weekdays between 10 am-3 pm (CST) depending upon date, time and distance to program site.


Gardening Program

This program will focus on how to start a veggie garden in your classroom, school or home, what to expect when planning for a veggie garden, and will end with each student planting their very own small garden! Offered to grades K-8. $3/Student

Geology Program

This program teaches students about the three types of rocks, the rock cycle and how glaciers formed our landscape. Students will observe rock samples and use the Mohs Scale to determine characteristics of our samples. Offered to grades 3-8. $3/Student

Provided by Tea and Snippets

Recycling Program

Students will learn many ways that we can recycle in our communities. Naturalists will start with the 3 “R’s” and will then discuss how we can recycle with bugs and worms! Students will get the chance to see composting in action and create their own classroom compost. Offered to grades K-12. $3/Student

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Woodland, Wetland and Prairie Investigation

Have a Taltree naturalist join your class and bring you on a journey through the three ecosystems that can be found at Taltree. We will compare and contrast the non-living parts of the environment and how they influence our living organisms. Students will also explore how these organisms interact with each other. Offered to grades K-5. $2/Student


Woodlands Program

This program will focus on everything woodlands. Your class has the opportunity to dissect owl pellets, investigate tree rings, see different birds’ nests and much more! Offered to grades K-8. $3/Student

Shagbark Hickory