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Welcome to Green Spiral Tours,

an eco-adventure school

designed to connect

people, place and planet

through free and affordable field trips

throughout the Saint Louis region.

 

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Field trips spiral the calendar,

beginning with green building tours in January.

We then move into

playground and berry picking trips in spring,

food & farm tours in summer,

and kayaking and hiking adventures

during late summer and fall.

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 Field trips are one-of-a-kind,

off-the-beaten track adventures.

Some trips are offered for free,

but typically a $10 / family donation

is requested as a tip

for the field trip leader.

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Hand SpiralFounded by nature teacher

Jessie Hoagland in 2008,

Green Spiral Tours offers a way

to supercharge your learning

about all things green in Saint Louis,

in the company of curious

and like-minded others.

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Feb 2016

marks the beginning of

Year Seven

for Green Spiral Tours,

and while families remain the central focus,

everyone is welcome

on any adventure at any time,

and we have plenty of grandparents, architects

and yoga teachers joining

many field trips.

 

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If you are an institution

looking to partner for grant funding,

know that you have found

the original modern family nature club

in Saint Louis.

We ask for 1%

of your grant funding

in exchange for

real feedback

from real families.

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If you have a high school

or college student

who is interested in animals and nature,

ask about internship and gap week programs.

(We’ll put that kid to work

making this world a better place

on a meaningful project

of his/her choosing.)

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To find out about the next field trip,

join the Green Spiral invitation list

by submitting the form below.

Emails come out about once per month,

or when inspiration strikes.

The emails alone

are fun and educational to read;

they give you the bigger picture,

while the field trips bring

the bigger picture down to practice.

Lots of people are inspired

to follow along

with their own adventures

at their own pace

and on their own schedules.

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For those of you wanting

a deeper engagement,

join Green Spiral as a member.

Membership means

you get invitations

to special scouting missions

not offered to the larger group,

and the chance to help

steer the direction of

future field trips and tours.

Green Spiral seeks to

empower families

so they might have a bigger voice

in designing this great city.

We’re going old school,

so send a check

for $20 as a one-time fee to

Green Spiral Tours

6900 Delmar Blvd

University City, MO 63130.

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Unplug, play with your city

and get connected

to nature and each other!

Scroll down to see where we’ve been,

and to collect ideas

about where you can go

on your own.

Sign up for the blog

to catch a debrief

of each Green Spiral field trip.

And because “less is more,”

keep a sharp eye out

for Green Spiral emails,

and know that your email address

will never be sold or shared.

Of course, you can always follow the

Green Spiral Tours  Facebook Page

for spontaneous adventures,

movie alerts,

and happenings about town.

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No matter where you go,

or what you do,

always 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.”

 

 
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                             “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!”

(hang tight while we get our calendar up and running…)