NOTICE: The intersection of Gilbert and Guadalupe Roads will be closed Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. until Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 p.m. in order to make road improvements. Access to Gilbert’s Heritage District will be available from Elliot Road. Learn more here.

Schedule & Fees


Riparian Preserve Field Trip programs are offered from 
October through April on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays


Kindergarten through 12th Grade Groups:

3 Topic Program - 9:30 – 11:30am
$3 per student, maximum 60 students per day. 
Groups of 15-20 students rotate through three different topic study sites located on the grounds near the front of the Preserve.  Riparian Preserve staff facilitates programming at each site.

5 Topic Program  -  9:30am - 1:00pm
$6 per student, maximum 120 students per day
Includes lunch break
Groups of 15-20 students rotate through five different topic study sites located throughout the Preserve. Riparian Preserve staff facilitates programming at each site and leads groups to various areas in the back portion of the Preserve for increased wildlife observation.  

NEW!!! On-site Program – 9:30 – 11:30am
$6 per student, 3 topic program, maximum 60 students per day
The Riparian Instructors will bring our topics to you! The topics below with an asterisks (*) are available for onsite programs.

Interact with Wildlife – this topic area can be chosen for an additional $3 per student, providing the opportunity for up close interactions with education animals.  Minimum of 30 students – may be subject to availability. Please note: This topic will be counted as one of your topics in the 5-Topic program or 3-Topic program.

Notes for All School Groups: 
Groups whose size exceeds the maximum are requested to divide visits across separate dates.
Groups smaller than 20 will be priced at different rates. 

Please notify us immediately if your pre-arranged group size changes by 8 or more so that we can adjust staffing accordingly.  Reductions in fee due to a drop in student number will require at least one week notice. 

Advance payment is required for private groups, such as Home School groups and cooperatives.  These groups must guarantee the number of paying participants by two weeks prior to visit. 

Fee applies to all participating youth, including siblings.  Teachers and chaperones attend at no fee. 

Groups are invited to stay beyond the program times to enjoy the picnic and play areas near the front of the Preserve.  Groups who wish to access the back areas of the Preserve must make prior arrangements with the Riparian Institute. 

Additional instructions will be provided upon schedule confirmation, as well as pre-visit and post-visit activities to supplement the experience.