Compost Kids Field Trips

Field Trips for Kindergarten to Grade 6

Compost Kids field trips offer teachers and students an opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry while learning about important components of sustainable living. Students learn why we compost, how we use compost in our gardens, identify decomposers, discover the benefits of pollinators, and get hands-on with a productive onsite edible garden.

Our grounds, Hauck Botanic Gardens, are the perfect place to see the compost process in action. Compost Kids field trips walk students through each step of the composting process from kitchen scraps to healthy soil. Our gardens themselves are proof that healthy compost leads to healthy plants!

This field trip is offered in partnership with Cincinnati Parks. Bus costs may be covered by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Apply today!


  • Length: 2.5 hours
  • Logistics: Students will be divided into 4 groups and rotate through 4 stations
  • Lunch: Groups are welcome to have lunch after the field trip on our outdoor patio
  • Number of Students: Minimum of 25 and a maximum of 45
  • Number of Chaperones: One chaperone per 10 students, minimum of four chaperones

Contact: Ellie Falk,
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