Schools, Scouts & Camps
School Group Tours
A tour of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is an ideal way to bring classroom lessons to life! Choose a tour from among our many fun and educational topics or have us tailor a program to the interests of your group.
The Preserve is a unique field trip destination because of our focus on native plants and the diversity of habitats found on our 134-acre site. Trails wind through woodlands, meadows, and along a pond and Pidcock Creek. You will enjoy seasonal wildflowers and other native plants and wildlife. For a sneak peek of what you might see, check out our promo video.
Groups also enjoy focusing on birds at the Preserve with an outdoor tour and a visit to our Platt Collection and Bird Observatory.
Group Tour Details & Fees
Adult Chaperones: $6
Students (15+): $5-6
Children (14 and under): $4-5
One free chaperone for every 5 students!
*Preserve admission is included in the program fee.
Tours are 60 to 90 minutes long and are led by a volunteer Naturalist or Preserve staff. Custom tours are also available. Group tours are given rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Minimum fees apply.
Book a Tour or Program
Contact the educational coordinator at 215.862.2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance. Book extra early for tour dates in April & May, the peak of our spring wildflower display!
Groups are limited to a maximum of 15 individuals per tour guide; larger groups will be divided to ensure that you have the best experience.
A non-refundable $25 deposit is required at least two weeks in advance of your program date.
Cancellations and Rescheduling**
If necessary, you may reschedule your program and your deposit will be transferred. Scheduling changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
In the event that you must cancel your reservation, the Preserve will retain your deposit to cover administrative costs.
**The Preserve cancels programs only for thunderstorm activity. If we cancel a program, we will make every effort to reschedule your program or your deposit will be returned.
Popular Tour Topics
- Spring Ephemerals: Wildflowers of Spring
- Birds of BHWP
- Flower Power
- Insect Pollinators
- Pond Discovery
- Meadow Exploration
- Insect Investigation
- Tree Ecology
- Birds of BHWP
- Nature’s Recyclers
- Go Nuts: Fall Seeds
The Water All Around You is an interactive auditorium program designed for elementary school audiences. The program includes participatory segments on: the water cycle, humans in the water cycle, water uses, water conservation and watersheds. Program is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.
The program fee for The Water All Around You is $350 for the 1st show and $175 for a 2nd show, same location and same day. The program is done in partnership with Environmental Youth Education Services (E.Y.E.S.). Call 215.862.2924 or see flyers below for more information.