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Join us at Wesselman Woods to explore, learn, and experience the richness of an urban old-growth forest. Whether your group is an office filled with computer hackers, a group of rambunctious kiddos, or a hoppin’ old folks’ home, we are here to educate, amuse, and enlighten you at Wesselman Woods.

This fall we are looking to revamp, recreate, and redevelop our programs to include Indiana Academic Standards, local- and nature-based elements of our bioregion, and creative outdoor play for your students, office mates, or grandmas and grandpas! If you have a specific topic in mind, please let us know before hand and we can make it happen. Keep an eye-out for Spring 2020 – that will be the grand unveiling of our new and improved curriculum!

Wesselman Woods is a busy place. We please ask you to have a reservation made at least one month in advance of your arrival to Wesselman Woods – this is contingent on the submission of a Group Registration Form and payment.

Go ahead and fill out a Group Registration Form. Just please be sure that the program is paid for at least two weeks before your arrival. If we do not receive a Group Registration Form with payment at least two weeks in advance, your program is not officially scheduled. Please pay online or by check. Each participant (student, scout, etc.) is $6. We please ask that leaders of any group divide their groups into smaller groups of 10-15. We ask that you make every attempt to have a ratio of two adults to every 15 children. Additional chaperones after the two per group will be charged $6 per person.

If you pay by check, please ensure that the check is made out to Wesselman Woods. If you have any questions about registering, please email Zach Garcia at .

We look forward to having you on this incredible adventure with us!

Outreach Programs

Busy schedule? No worries! We can come to you! Please click here to register. 

Teacher Guides

We are working on updating our Teacher Guides! Please check Spring 2020 for updated guides!

Self-Touring at Wesselman Nature Preserve

Groups of 15 or more people who wish to tour the Nature Center and Preserve on their own must call two weeks ahead to make a reservation. Self-touring groups of more than 20 people must have a plan in place to divide into smaller sections and take turns visiting the lobby exhibits.