"Everything ran like a well-oiled machine"
-Susan, Janie Darr teacher
Thank you for your interest in a school program at Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC).
For 30 years, we have enjoyed sharing our big Ozark backyard with over 60,000 visiting children, just like your students.
Together, we have hiked our scenic trails, gazed at star-filled skies, and laughed around the campfire all while providing a great educational experience that helps children to achieve more in school.
ONSC offers school programs for 4th through 8th grade, and our lessons meet NGSS and Arkansas state standards.
If your students are not in 4th - 8th grade, we also provide programs for students of other ages. Contact us to learn more about our custom school programs.
During a 2-day, 1-night overnight program, teachers can choose 2 classes and 2 evening activities. The field trip also includes 2 guided hikes (field investigations).
ONSC School Program Info Sheet - general overview of ONSC school programs
Teacher Planning Packets - details about ONSC programs, classes, and topics
Detailed Standards Matrix - view which standards are covered by each of ONSC's classes, hikes, and activities. Includes 4th-8th grade science standards
ONSC Info Video - overview of ONSC school programs
Parent Teacher Meeting Presentation - details about ONSC and school programs (for schools that opt out of an in-person parent teacher meeting)
Chaperone Packets - details about chaperone duties during a school program at ONSC