Planning a Field Trip

Haystack Rock is a great destination for field trips! The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) provides educational field trip programs that integrate observation, investigation, and exploration. The Marine Garden at Haystack Rock is home to many intertidal organisms like sea stars and hermit crabs. The National Wildlife Refuge provides essential nesting habitat for both shorebirds and seabirds.

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Please schedule group field trips in advance. All group requests are confirmed in the order received starting February 1.

By scheduling, you are helping HRAP give a positive educational experience for as many students as possible while preventing unnecessary damage to this protected area. To better make sure a spot on your preferred field trip date we recommend scheduling trips at least two months in advance.

For scheduling tips and more information about our field trip programs please read our Educator’s Guide.

Watch this short educational DVD for a sneak preview!

HRAP Education Coordinator
Lisa Habecker
503-436-8064 (TTY: 503-436-8097)

Reservation Requests

Field Trip to Haystack Rock

topFor your convenience, use the form below.  Or, please include the following details in your telephone message or email:

  • Your first date choice AND alternative dates for when your first choice is full
  • The earliest time you could arrive each day
  • Your school/group name
  • Number of students/participants (if known at this time)
  • Student grade level(s)
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  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


2015 Educator’s Guides

For a head start on trip-planning, visit our calendar to consider possible visit dates. We look forward to helping you plan your Haystack Rock Field Trip!

topPreparing for School Field Trips

School Group Training Videos


Introduction to School Field Trip Programs
Bird Observation Station
Aquaria Investigation Station
Intertidal Exploration Station