Fresh Air Family

Education Programs


A forward-thinking organization, Fresh Air Family is upgrading its entire curriculum to a design-thinking platform that matches the Alabama science standards. FAF is an outdoor-based education non-profit dedicated to improving the science literacy and scientific thinking of children and youth. Founded in 2006, Fresh Air Family has served thousands, with 3,100 students participating in our 2016-2017 Field Trips and 1,164 in our 2016 summer camp program. Check out our separate pages regarding field trips, in-school programs and camps or read more below. 


To book a program, contact Verna at 205-540-6642 or email


Fresh Air Family Field Trips

Based at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, we offer a variety of curriculum-based field trips to help you meet STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) goals and state science requirements. We offer field trips for schools, home school groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, churches and more. We can host at Ruffner or at one of our other partner parks. For more information, click here.


Fresh Air Family In-School "Gross Out Camp" 

Interested in bringing Fresh Air Family into your classroom or education program? Check out our in-school programs by clicking here!


Gross Out Day (It's science, but please don't tell the kids!)

Experience highlights of our week-long Gross Out Camp in a one day field trip! This program is great for large groups and schools. For more information, click here. 



Fresh Air Family offers award-winning Gross Out Camp (It's science, but please don't tell the kids!) and Prepared, Not Scared Camp or Wild About Survival, our survival camps. In 2017, popular Gross Out Camps were held in Birmingham, Huntsville, Pell City, and Decatur. For more information, click here. 


Fresh Air Family

P.O. Box 321038 Birmingham, AL 35232