Haltia’s Nature School, exhibitions and the surrounding natural environment give school groups the opportunity to learn, experience, be inspired and try things for themselves! We offer nature school days, nature trail excursions, guided tours of the exhibitions and, in the future, summer camps. Haltia’s Nature School also organises diverse training courses for teachers and educators.
At Haltia, young people are introduced to Finland's unique and diverse nature as well as the dialogue between Finnish culture and nature. Haltia’s Nature School also emphasizes biodiversity, hiking skills and environmental responsibility.
The principal target group for the Nature School is 5–9th -year students. Read more about the nature school days and their themes. The nature school serves school groups from the municipalities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area with free nature school days. School groups from other municipalities can reserve chargeable nature school days in September and May. The nature school education is mainly in Finnish and Swedish. Contact us if you are interested in a nature school day in English.
The guided tours in the exhibitions and along our nature path are suitable for pre school children in the age of 4 to 6 and school students of all ages.
In Haltia´s main exhibition we offer guided tours with many different themes and with an activating approach. In the natural surroundings we do short guided hikes suitable for all age groups. Along our nature path we experience and wonder about nature actively and with all your senses.
Courses and learning materials
The Nature School also offers courses and workshops for teachers and educators. To support teachers planning nature excursions we lend hiking gear och nature study equipment. Haltia’s nature and culture library includes literature related to environmental education.
We welcome you to nature’s own school to learn and be inspired!
Contact information of Haltia´s nature school:
Environmental education manager Elina Pilke, elina.pilke(at)metsa.fi, tel. 040 581 3534
Bookings for nature school days: Nature school teacher Anna Haukka, anna.haukka(at)metsa.fi, tel. 040 571 2180
Bookings for guided tours: Service coordinator Jaana Muhonen, jaana.muhonen(at)metsa.fi, tel. 040 7796 762