Welcome to Green Spiral Tours, a “family adventure school” designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the Saint Louis region.
Field trips are hosted once a month and spiral the calendar, beginning with green building tours in January, and rolling through playground adventures, berry-picking excursions, water play, farm tours and hiking trips in fall. A modest fee is typically collected on field trip day.
Founded by nature teacher Jessie Hoagland in 2009, Green Spiral Tours offers a way to supercharge your learning about all things green in Saint Louis, through experiential learning in the company of curious and like-minded others. Saint Louis offers a wealth of green adventures, and they are best experienced as part of a great green rolling party!
2015 marks the beginning of “Year Five” for Green Spiral, and while kids remain the central focus, lots of different people like to follow Green Spiral Tours, including yoga teachers, architects, artists, musicians, moms and even mayors. Kids are always welcome, but the tours are not necessarily kid specific. If you are looking for a partner for grant funding, know that you have found the original modern family nature club in Saint Louis.
For those of you looking to engage at a more adventurous level, get on the list to join weekly scouting parties by making a one-time donation of $20 on your next tour. Green Spiral Tours visits about ten locations to find just one field trip worthy of bringing to the whole community.
To find out about the next field trip, get on the free email list by submitting the form below; the invitation alone is educational in itself. Then keep a sharp eye out for Green Spiral invitations via email, and know that your email box will always be respected and your email address will never be sold nor shared.
Scroll down below to see where we’ve been, and to collect ideas about where you can go on your own. And, of course, you can always follow the Green Spiral Tours Facebook Page for spontaneous adventures, movie alerts, and happenings about town.
No matter where you go, or what you do, be sure to bring a friend, for as our very own late great 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!