2021-2022 GRPS 1st Grade Program Request Form (For requests made after October 31st)

This form is only intended to be used for 1st Grade GRPS field trips. If you are booking a field trip for any other grades or schools, please click here to find the correct booking link.

At Blandford Nature Center we strive to have every child experience nature and history in a fun, hands-on way. Thanks to the generosity of Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation, we are able to provide outdoor science-based education programs to all Grand Rapids Public Schools first and third grade students.

 To learn more about the different programs we offer, please visit our website: 

Blandford Nature Center Field Trips



  • Due to staff resources, a maximum of 60 students can attend a program at one time.
  • There must be at least 1 chaperone for every 5 students and at least 1 chaperone accompanying each Blandford instructor at all times.
  • Please arrange for transportation to drop-off promptly at the time of the program and depart promptly after the completion of the entire program. 
  • All programs are taught outdoors, so please help students be prepared for the weather and the environment including appropriate footwear.
  • Until further notice, all students and adults must wear an approved face covering inside all Blandford buildings. Please make sure everyone in your group comes equipped with a face covering.


 We are experiencing very high demand for field trips this year, so availability is limited, especially in the spring. While we will strive to be as accommodating as possible, please know that providing your first and second choice does not automatically guarantee your requested program time and date. 


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