Green Spiral Tours operates a “family adventure school” designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the Saint Louis region.
Currently, Green Spiral functions much like the nature clubs championed by “Last Child” author Richard Louv, and typically a modest fee is collected on field trip day. For now, think of us as a great green rolling party that grows organically by word of mouth.
We also field-test new programs and playgrounds, and if we like what you have to offer, we can help get your word out. If you are trying to secure grant funding, and need to borrow a family nature club, you have found the original modern nature club in Saint Louis. It is quite possible that Green Spiral Tours has launched the current trend in field trips. It’s good to explore your place on the planet!
2014 marks the beginning of “Year Four” for Green Spiral Tours. Scroll down below to see where we’ve been, and to collect ideas about where you can go on your own.
One thing that makes Green Spiral Tours unique is an interest in all things green. Field trips spiral the calendar, beginning with green building tours in January, and moving with the change of seasons through new playgrounds, berry picking excursions, farm tours, water play, and into fall food and hiking adventures. The field trips are short and sweet learning adventures, designed to stretch your bubble, and provide a learning community in which to share questions and ideas.
Many of the field trips are designed for young families, because that’s an important, but difficult, niche to serve, mostly due to naptime schedules. But know that all kinds of people, from all walks of life, come with us to explore the front edge of the green movement in Saint Louis. We have lots of yoga instructors who would love to hold your baby when you get tired!
To find out where we’re going, you must get on the email invitation list by submitting the form below.
Field trips are announced only once a month, so keep a sharp eye out for Green Spiral emails, and know that your email address will always be respected and never be sold or shared.
You can follow the Green Spiral Tours Facebook Page for spontaneous adventures, movie alerts, happenings about town, plus tips for connecting family and nature at home.
Get on the email list and join us for any field trip that works for you, OR check out the blog and be inspired to organize a field trip of your own.
And, as always, be sure to bring a friend, for as our very own Mark Twain once so famously quipped:
“To have the full measure of joy, you must have someone to divide it with!”
Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!