About the Program
Burris Park Outdoor Education Program
The GEM in your curriculum!
Burris Park Outdoor Education Program is committed to reaching all Kings County students and grade levels!! Step into nature where all around experiments are occurring naturally. We can attribute human knowledge, human survival and human inventions to our observation of Earth’s nature. Our Outdoor Education Program Naturalist is available for consultation and collaboration to create an excursion unique to your student. Burris Park offers a personal involvement and hands on approach for students, nurturing effective relationship building in a cooperative, non-competitive environment making nature fun and interesting!
Teachers impart experiential learning with your students at Burris Park Outdoor Education Program! Imagine enhancing skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics through your unique experience at our beautiful outdoor nature setting!
High School can cultivate the arts, agriculture and science programs!
Middle School can investigate Earth’s elements!
Elementary School can explore strange new worlds under a microscope!
Preschool can enjoy the hospitality of an outdoor classroom in a forest setting!
All grade levels can explore so much more!
The Outdoor Education Program Teacher, Laura Lutz, will lead the day with active participation and enthusiasm from classroom teachers and chaperones. Specially designed NGSS, ELA, and Math curriculum is available for teachers to review. Teachers may create their own or tailor existing activities to meet the needs of their class. All grade levels and alternative programs are welcome, including TK and Preschool!
Contact Laura Lutz (Laura.Lutz@kingscoe.org) to discuss program offerings for all KCOE students public and private schools.
Everything is possible in NATURE!
Burris Park Outdoor Education Program is a collaborative effort of KCOE, the Burris Park Foundation and the County of Kings. During the 2019-20 school year, schools will have an opportunity to experience standards-based outdoor education investigations in this beautiful setting in the northeastern portion of Kings County. There are different discoveries for different seasons; this means that having outdoor education during both fall and spring highlights the way weather affects the park and its wildlife inviting multiple student visits.
Also located on the grounds of the park is the Kings County Museum. The museum has Tachi-Yokut Native American artifacts, as well as many relics illustrating the history of the County of Kings.
Plan your excursion
We are currently closed due to COVID 19.
ZERO Program Fees: The Burris Park Outdoor Education Program is provided at no cost to all Kings County schools courtesy of Burris Park Foundation.
Booking: The program is offered August through June, excluding school holidays. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (with some flexibility). First come, first served.
Clarification: about our outdoor education program, visiting the park, and scheduling a consultation appointment contact Laura Lutz, the Outdoor Education Program Teacher at Laura.Lutz@kingscoe.org.