The Land Lab Program provides environmental education
opportunities and is available to all City of Kettering schoolage
youth. The philosophy of the program is to involve educators
in the process of educating children and young adults
about nature. The program is a cooperative effort between the
Kettering City School District and the City of Kettering Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The nature areas of
Pondview Park and Southdale Park provide the primary setting
where teachers can bring classes for nature programs.
With the support of the schools, teachers coordinate and arrange
visits to the parks through the Land Lab Operations
Coordinator. These programs allow the youth to experience
interesting facts about the animal and plant world around
All of the programs are completed within two hours and are scheduled as a morning (9:00-11:00 am) or afternoon session (11:30 am-1:30 pm). Volunteers can schedule themselves for either or both sessions on a given day and can choose a particular day or grade to work with.
View map of trails at Pondview Park.