Field Trips

Field Trips at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

Field trips at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter offer hands-on, science-based experiences for school classes and youth organizations.  Our field trips allow students to get outside and explore, while enhancing their classroom education with field experiences.  Field trips are offered in the winter and spring, and activities change with the season.  Each field trip's curriculum is correlated with Utah's Science Core Standards for Kindergarten through 5th grade.  If your class or group fall outside of that age group, Swaner's education staff is happy to work with you to develop a program that will meet the needs of your students.

Winter field trips are typically offered January through March and are dependent on snow.  Spring field trips are offered April through June.  Field trip programs last two hours, but may be shortened upon request.

The cost of a field trip is $2 per student.  Thanks to continued support from Vail Resorts Epic Promise, Swaner is able to offer a free field trip for every public 4th grade class in Summit County.  Epic Promise has also generously contributed funding for other classes between Kindergarten and 5th grade to attend for free.  For more information see below under "Fees and Payment".

Booking Your Field Trips
Field trips must be booked at least two weeks prior to the date you would like to attend.

When you call to schedule, please have the following information available:

  • Requested date (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice)
  • Preferred start time (must be between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
  • Contact information: teacher/leader's name, school/organization, email address, phone number
  • Grade level of students
  • Number of students (maximum of 50 per trip)
  • Any special needs or accommodations necessary for students or adults
To schedule your trip please contact Katherine Veeder at | 435-797-8942.

After scheduling your field trip, you will receive a confirmation email and a teacher's packet with additional information.  Within this packet you will find a "What to Bring" list and a letter home to parents.  These materials are useful in ensuring students arrive prepared for the trip.


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Fees and Payment

The cost of our field trip program is $2 per student for school groups.  Payment can be made the day of the field trip via cash, check, or major credit cards.  An invoice to the school is available upon request.  Please inquire for pricing for private groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or church groups.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Swaner is pleased to offer free field trips to all public 4th grade classes in Summit County.  Additionally, the first 15 classes to schedule a field trip to the EcoCenter will be able to do so free of charge.  For more information, please inquire when scheduling your trip.  

Swaner would like to extend a huge thank you to Vail Resorts EpicPromise, and Park City Resort for their kind and continued support of these educational programs.

The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter free field trips are made possible by funding from Vail EpicPromise, selected by our local resort, Park City. These educational programs are additionally supported by: