Have you been searching for environmental programs that will introduce your students to the world of nature?

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center might be your answer. We are providing interactive programs and learning activities for schools, home schooled children and child-care providers in order to develop a sensitivity and concern for the environment, as well as to awaken a sense of wonder. It is our goal to create a love of nature. We want to inspire you to use our "outdoor classroom" as an extension to your daily learning activities. Immerse your students in a natural environment at Charlotte's Quest with a nature walk field trip and introductory lesson on one of the many topics we can provide. We welcome your visit to Charlotte's Quest Nature Center.

Field Trip Information

Charlotte's Quest offers field trips for public and private groups. We try to tailor our field trips to complement Public School curriculums. Teachers may call the Center to discuss options for their students to best suit your curriculum and the capabilities of the students. Home school groups, preschools, daycares and others are welcome to schedule a field trip. Children with Special Needs are welcome. Let us know of your special students' needs so that we can tailor a program especially suited for them.

Available Field Trip Subjects
AnimalsBirdsTrees
FlowersPlantsInsects
SpidersSoilPond
Earth Day activities

These are just a few of the topics that we could study with you. If you wish for a specific topic not listed, please call and discuss your options.

WHAT ARE OUR HOURS OF OPERATION?
Field trips are scheduled weekdays by appointment.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD ON THE DAY OF OUR OUTING?
Talk with the Naturalist about this in advance. You may still be able to visit and have your program adapted for the weather or you may reschedule.

OTHER TERMS

Chaperones: As noted above sufficient supervision is required at all times. Your school should bring one chaperone for every 10 students attending. Depending upon the age of the students and the type of activity they are doing, we may request additional chaperones for the safety of all children.

Be aware that large groups of 15 or more may be divided into smaller groups.

Availability: Check our Online Calendar  for availability of the day and time that you wish to schedule your fieldtrip.

Fees: The cost per field trip is $2.00 per student with a $25.00 minimum. For our Naturalist to visit your facility (Outreach Program) the cost is $2.00 per student with a $50.00 minimum. We do not at this time accept credit cards.

Please make checks payable to Manchester Parks Foundation or pay in cash. If you pay in cash, your payment must be exact for the number of visitors, as change cannot be made.

Cancellations: To cancel or alter your field trip plans; please call 410-374-3395 or Email Us as soon as possible.
Any reductions in your reservation numbers or field trip cancellations need to be made up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit.

TO REGISTER FOR A FIELD TRIP:
For your convenience we have an answering machine for when we are unable to answer the telephone. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Let us know the grade level and nature topic that interests you.

OR you may Register Online  or print off a  Mailable Version

We look forward to working with you and fulfilling your request.

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Charlotte's Quest
NATURE CENTER

3400 Wilhelm Lane
PO Box 864
Manchester, Maryland 21102

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