Self Guided Field Trips at Teller
Teller is set up for teacher-initiated field trips. Field trip requests may be made for the Teller Trail, Tent Camp and Thomas Pond field sites.
During the spring/summer season, field trip requests can be made for any weekday, (subject to availability). During the fall/winter season (hunting seasons), access to the Teller Trail/Woodside Fishing Access is restricted to Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Tent Camp and Thomas Pond field sites are subject to availability. We recommend contacting Teller staff well in advance to reserve a date, and visiting the site ahead of time to plan your learning day. Field trip requests must be made on a Teller Field Trip Request Form, available below, or visit us at our office.
The Teller Trail site is located in a riparian area that includes mixed riparian woodlands, a pond, and the Bitterroot River. Tent Camp is along restored Gird Creek and Thomas Pond is a restored pond with stocked trout. Teachers generally plan themes based on classroom studies to provide for an outdoor extension of classroom learning.
Maps, Buses, First Aid, & Logistics
Teller can provide a map and directions to field sites. We suggest that the bus remain at the site. If the bus must leave, we require a cell phone at the site. All trips must be equipped with first aid kits and adequate field gear. There is no drinking water or bathroom facilities available at the field sites; there is a public outhouse located in the Teller Trail/Woodside Fishing Access parking lot.