Field trips to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) are fun and exciting! Situated on 175 acres and including forest, field, and creek habitats, there are hiking trails and so much more to explore! Also available are a pavilion for lunch and plenty of resting areas to enjoy and observe the area.Seasonal Programs
Creek Ecology (Spring)
Explore our backyard creek and wet your fingers exploring our very own Mine Run. Includes water testing and animal ecology. Sapsucker Festival- Early March
Learn how maple sugar is made by following the process from start to finish. Topics covered are tree ecology and the history of maple sugar.
Classroom Programs Wild About Birds Bring the wondrous world of birds into your classroom! Learn about the many adaptations of different avian species. Also, enjoy a special visit from one of our live birds of prey!Owl Pellet Dissection Students dissect owl pellets to learn about the diet and digestion system of birds of prey in this hands-on program. Water World
Dive into the water cycle and explore nearby waterways! Older groups get involved with a water testing lab.
Large Audience Programs
Introduction to Birds of Prey
Limit 300 students per program. Introduction to the amazing world of winged creatures. Live birds of prey are used during the program. Concepts taught include: environmental health, the food web, human threats to the environment, and much more! Nature Hike & Birding on the River
Travel by canoe down the Perkiomen Creek and explore the riparian environment. Then discover the surrounding woodland habitat and view avian and other wildlife that call the forest home. Students will be divided into two groups, spending one hour in each activity.
Field Trip Programs Year Round Programs
Audubon Adventure - House Tour
Go on a scavenger hunt and explore the art of John James Audubon! View exhibits of his life and art, with a life size replica (can be touched!), Birds of America. Wild About Birds
Marvel at the world of birds and learn about different avian adaptations and birds’ place in the food web. Birding with Binoculars
Guided tour of Mill Grove. Students use binoculars to have a close-up view of birds. Amazing Raptors
Get up-close and personal with one of our live birds of prey.