Green Spiral Tours is a “family adventure school” designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the St. Louis region.
Currently, Green Spiral operates much like the nature clubs championed by “Last Child” author Richard Louv, and a modest fee is often collected on field trip day. For now, think of Green Spiral as a great green rolling party that grows organically by word of mouth.
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 unique is an interest in all things green. Field trips spiral the calendar, beginning with a green building tour 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 niche, and also one that is difficult to serve. But know that lots of different kinds of people, from architects & mayors, to nonprofits & musicians, follow Green Spiral and the places we go.
To find out where we’re going, get on the email invitation list by submitting the form below.
Field trips are announced about once a month, or when inspiration strikes, so keep an 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.
Fill out the contact form below, join us on any field trip that works for you, or check out the blog below to be inspired about where to go on your own. Be sure to bring your own nature group, or at least take a few friends with you, for as 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!