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.
Started 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 experiences and adventures in the company of curious and like-minded others. Trips are off the beaten track and loosely organized, offering you the chance to co-create the adventure without a big time investment. Saint Louis offers an amazing wealth of green adventures that are best experienced as part of a great green rolling party!
2015 marks the beginning of “Year Five” for Green Spiral Tours. While we have lots of yoga instructors, educators, architects, artists, musicians, moms and even mayors who join in on field trips, kids are the central focus. If you are looking for a family nature club to partner with for grant funding, know that you have found one of the original modern family nature clubs in Saint Louis.
To find out where we’re going, get on the email list by submitting the form below. Then keep a sharp eye out for Green Spiral invitations via email; know that your email will always be respected and never be sold or shared. Scroll down below to see where we’ve been, and to collect tips and ideas about where you can go on your own.
You can of course follow the Green Spiral Tours Facebook Page for spontaneous adventures, movie alerts, happenings about town, plus tips for connecting family and nature at home.
Be inspired to organize a field trip of your own, or at a minimum, 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 measuring of joy begin!