Gulf State Park

Field Trips

Gulf State Park Field Trip Programs

School Year 2023-2024


Welcome to the Gulf State Park School Program list for the 2023 – 2024 school year. We look forward to guiding your students into a deeper understanding of our natural world and the amazing biodiversity of southern Alabama. Your students will enjoy making a personal connection with our animals and Park and leave with an appreciation of why the protection of our natural resources is important for everyone.


Program choices include:


Hands-on Naturalist Programs with Live Animals and Guided Walks 

All programs include a Naturalist talk, a guided hike, hands on-activities, and access to our Nature Center, which is a Natural History Museum of southern Alabama ecosystems. Program length: 1 – 1.5 hours


Auditorium Programs with PowerPoints / Artifacts (no live animals)

Suggested Grade Level: Upper Elementary – High School

Programs include a Naturalist talk, artifacts, and access to our Nature Center, a Natural History Museum of southern Alabama ecosystems.  Programs can be modified to meet specific curriculum or teacher needs.  Program length: 1 hour



For the best hands-on experience with our Naturalists, groups include up to 50 students for presentations. . Larger groups, please schedule multiple days.

Title 1 schools

For 1 – 2 programs

  • $5 / Student
  • $2 / Chaperone
  • Teachers are free


Non-Title 1 Schools

One Program:

  • $5 / Student
  • $2 / Chaperone
  • Teachers are free

Two Programs:

  • $7 / Student
  • $2 / Chaperone
  • Teachers are free


To schedule a field trip, please fill out the school field trip reservation form, save it to you computer, and then email it to Hannah Russell, Head Naturalist at: 


Upon receipt of the form, Hannah will reach out to you (via email) and work with you to develop and schedule your class field trip.