Green Spiral Tours fills a niche

by offering unique and

off-the-beaten path adventures

in the Saint Louis area,

typically with a green

or sustainable theme.


2010-05-25 Hans Strawberry Picking


Tours spiral the calendar,

are offered about once a month,

and families are invited directly by email


We Love the Pink Duckie Race!


A $10/family contribution is

sometimes requested,

but not always.



After each trip,

a blog is published to debrief the trip,

 so that other busy families can follow

at their own pace,

and on their own schedule.


2012-08 clara and melanie


We also publish

adventure maps,

which are easier and faster to digest

than the blog.


Citygarden COLOR 2016-11-17


Each map comes with a

“Journey Guide”

which tells you where to park,

 what to look for,

and big picture context

that is difficult to obtain

from the internet.

The Adventure Maps

are sold in book collections

on Amazon.com.


Tower Grove BLUR 2016-09-01


You can also download maps

from the Green Spiral Tours

Facebook Page.


If you are an institution

looking to partner for grant funding,

know that you have found

the original

  family nature club

in Saint Louis.

We ask for 1%

of your grant funding

in exchange for

real feedback

from real families.


2015-05-22 Butterfly House (9)


We also make money by creating

original adventure maps,

charging about

$250 per map

(We keep the copyright,

but you use it as you wish.)




Above is Angela Wildermuth,

one of the Green Spiral Nature Guides,

And below is Jessie Hoagland,

founder of Green Spiral Tours.


2017-09-01 STL Jzika PS


If you have a high school

or college student

who is interested in animals and nature,

we have summer internships.

The job of the intern is to

field-test new maps.


2016 Ellie 2

Artemis Beta – Summer 2016

Artemis Gamma Raveena

Artemis Gamma – Summer 2017


Here’s a podcast

that explains a little more

about what we do

Environmental Echo


1998-05-30 jxn hand age 2



Green Spiral Tours

in exploring

your place on the planet.


Logo Green Spiral

logo and name small green spiral



2 Responses to “About”

  1. Ali Shapiro Says:

    Jzika, It’s Ali Shapiro, author of the Roots of Going Green. You left an Amazon review of my book. Thanks for reading, your enthusiasm and commitment to sustainability. I’m so inspired by your work. Thanks for keeping the conversation going!

  2. jzika Says:

    I highly recommend that readers check out Ali Shapiro’s book “Roots of Going Green”. It is a thin, quick read but contains a depth of understanding. Along with a few books coming out from the Bioneers, it should be on every serious educator’s bookshelf.

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