Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Environmental Education

Environmental Education Director Shane Gibson works with a child during a Little Hikers outing. Photo by Heather Heerssen

Sycamore Land Trust believes that building an appreciation for nature is critical to our mission of protecting land and to creating a healthier Hoosier landscape. Our nature preserves offer opportunities for a hands-on approach to learning about nature. By providing environmental education to people of all ages, we build a growing community of people who understand the value of nature and want to protect it.

 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  -Albert Einstein

We provide our environmental education services free of charge to classrooms and other programs. To learn more or invite us to your program, please get in touch!

Shane Gibson, Environmental Education Director
812-336-5382 x107

Follow Shane on Twitter @gibbyshane for updates and photos from the field!


Public Events

Environmental education isn’t just for the school campus. We welcome the public to join us for educational hikes, hands-on activities, and more. Visit our Events page to learn about Little Hikers, Weekday Walkers, Sycamore Branches, and more events every month of the year.


Learn More

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, which houses our Environmental Education endowment (see below), created this video about our program for their 2017 partners gala.


Monarch Environmental Education Endowment

You can make a permanent impact on Sycamore’s work to connect people of all ages with nature by donating to our Environmental Education Endowment. Make a gift or pledge directly to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. In the “A Named Fund” field, write Sycamore Monarch Environmental Education Endowment. Together we’ll build a community of conservationists!

For more information on the Monarch Environmental Education Endowment, contact Ann Connors, Development Director: 812-336-5382 ext 101 or

Thank you to these generous funders for contributing to our endowment held at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. The endowment provides vital funding for Sycamore’s Environmental Education Program.





   Wylie Foundation