New Pioneers is offering FREE nature-based field trips to Kentucky students 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 will spend the day exploring and learning invarious outdoor settings like woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens. Time will also be provided for lunch, reflection, and play. 

Programs are open to all K-12 students and can be scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays through a public, private, or home school group. Individual registration is 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


     Please note: 

    • Maximum group size: 100 students
    • One adult (teacher or chaperone) required for every 10 students