Skip to main content
Partnerships & Outreach

Environmental Education Programs

“Building environmental literacy one experience at a time”


Programming Options for School or Community Groups:

The Environmental Education Program at UM is open for business! We offer programs at Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, James Wylie Shepherd Observatory, the UM Organic Community Garden, University Lake, and UM’s main campus. Our programs are led by our Environmental Education Program Director and UM student interpreters. We serve schools, scout groups, camp programs, public audiences, and anyone interested in learning about the environment!

  • Our Teacher Planning Guide includes pricing information, lesson options, and important logistical information.
  • Our Lessons Menu provides more detail about which lessons we recommend based on your group.
  • If you’re interested in booking a program, please fill out this Pre-Trip Questionnaire or contact if you have any questions.
  • You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @umontevalloee.
  • If you would like to support the Environmental Education Program with a tax-deductible gift, you can do so at Your support enables us to expand our programming and purchase needed supplies.


Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during any of these camps, classes, field trips, or workshops should contact the host department or Disability Support Services at (205) 665-6250 or as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.