As the world's first academic community built from below the ground up for the study of sustainability, Chatham's Eden Hall Campus offers an unparalleled range of opportunities to introduce sustainability-related topics to K-12 education in the Pittsburgh area.
We at the K-12 Office want to welcome you and your students to visit Eden Hall and experience its systems first-hand. Below you'll find all the resources needed to plan your trip.
Each topic has a version offered for 4th-8th grade and a version for 9th-12th grade.
Click on each topic to find a summary and extra materials fees, if applicable.
Field trips are divided into up to 3 smaller rotation groups depending on your group size. Rotation sessions include 1-2 activities and a campus tour. The day ends with a large group debrief. Check out a sample itinerary.
Tying your visit to a PBL unit back at school? Tell us more about the topic and driving question behind your student projects on your field trip registration form. We will tailor the schedule to fit your project needs accordingly.
Lunch Options & Water
Groups are welcome to experience memorable dining at Eden Hall and are also welcome to bring bagged lunches. For an additional $8 per student, we offer family-style lunches where students sit together at tables of ten, share platters of food and then measure and dispose of food waste through a facilitated conversation. If you are interested in this opportunity, please indicate on your registration form.
We have a few water bottle filling areas around campus but are very limited with water fountains, so please bring reusable bottles for the day. Here is a map of all the water access points on campus. If students forget to bring a bottle, we have extras that can be used during your visit and returned before you depart campus
Here is a map of campus with drop-off and parking locations. We also offer a transportation scholarship for your trip
ADDRESSEden Hall Campus
6035 Ridge Road
Richland Township, PA 15044-9746
- 2-hour campus tour: $3 per student
- 4-5 hour hands-on visit: $7 per student for first day, $3 per student for subsequent days in same academic year
- All fees are waived for high school groups that are interested in including a 30 min college prep session with Chatham's Admissions Office during your visit
What to Expect Once You've Registered
Eden Hall's K-12 Field Trip Coordinator will email you with follow-up information upon your registration, including a draft itinerary and invoice. At this time, you can make any adjustments to your registration and discuss details of any related problem-based learning projects, if applicable. For more information on projects with Eden Hall, see our Projects page.
Your final packet includes an itinerary, invoice, teacher preparation guide, and permission slips.
Please turn in all forms at least 2 weeks prior to your field trip.