New Pioneers offered FREE nature- based field trips to Kentucky student groups through a new initiative by Lt. Governor Coleman,
the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and the
Kentucky Department of Education. 

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth campus
Nelson County

June 15 – July 23 

Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse property
Marion County
July 27 – August 6 

Students spent the day exploring and learning in various
outdoor settings like woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens.
Time was provided for lunch, reflection, and play. 

Programs were open to all K-12 students and scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays through a public, private, or home school group. Individual registration was not  available. The
only cost to participating groups is transportation and meal(s).

Teachers or group leaders can schedule a field trip by emailing  the following information: 

  • School/group name                                                          
  • Number of students
  • Grade level(s)
  • Ideal field trip date, with at least one back-up
  • Estimated arrival and departure times


  • Maximum group size 100
  • Minimum group size 10
  • One adult (teacher or chaparone) per every
    10 children