The Falls of the Ohio State Park was created with student and group experiences in mind. Knowledgeable park staff and volunteers have been providing grade-appropriate educational opportunities since 1994. Programs include earth science and social studies, with an emphasis on interpreting life on the Devonian fossil beds.
All groups visiting the Falls of the Ohio State Park must make a reservation to insure your experience will be of the highest quality without interference by another group. The quality of the experience for your group/students is very important to us!
All scheduled programs are led by an interpretive naturalist, assisted by our trained and capable Naturalist at Heart volunteers. Our maximum capacity for a group visit is 90 people. Please contact us is you have more students and we will discuss options. A gallery tour and an educational lab is included. For groups of 63 to 90 with a three-part rotation in a 2.5-hour block, one slot is either on-your-own or a third guided activity for $2 more per student. See the program page for details.
Small grants are available to Indiana educators to bring a class to an Indiana State Park through the Discover the Outdoors Field Trip Grants through Indiana State Parks.
Scheduling Your Group
For reservations contact Alan Goldstein, Interpretive Naturalist, firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 812-280-9970 Ext. 0, Reservations are taken Wednesday through Sunday.
Grant Opportunity for Your Group
The Falls of the Ohio Foundation offers grants for a limited number of groups/schools to cover all program costs, including transportation and meals (if needed) – meaning your group/class can experience the Falls of the Ohio at no cost for one of these educational programs. All funding for the 2022-23 school year has already been allocated. When the grants open back up for the 2023-24 school year, the short application can be completed/submitted below.
All Grants for the 2022-23 school year have been allocated and there are no more funds available. If anything changes and funds become available we will be sure to post here and on our social media pages. Thank you for your interest and be on the lookout for a 2023-24 school year grant opportunity!