WVU Jackson’s Mill offers custom field trip packages emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), Outdoor Education, and History through hands-on engagement. Half-day, full-day and overnight options are available throughout the school year. Programs are age appropriate and provide instruction supporting West Virginia Department of Education Content Standards. Meal and snack packages also are available through WVU Jackson’s Mill Dining Services, which meet USDA and school meal program standards.
STEAM skills are vital to future success. WVU Jackson’s Mill offers an array of STEAM-based activities that incorporate problem solving skills, computer science fundamentals, and other science concepts with a growth mindset. Visits can be customized for grades K-12 and may include courses such as engineering design, kitchen chemistry, animal adaptation and more.
WVU Jackson’s Mill is steeped in history. Visitors can participate in demonstrations that transport you back in time, including grist milling, weaving, spinning, basket making, candle dipping, blacksmithing, paper marbling and other heritage arts. These activities are set against the historic backdrop featuring the Old Mill and other authentic 18th and 19th century buildings.
The Mill’s picturesque nature provides the ideal setting for outdoor education experiences, including nature walks, team building, ATV safety, shooting sports and more. Recreational opportunities abound on-site, from kayaking on the West Fork River to climbing the WVU Jackson's Mill Climbing Wall. Our faculty and staff will customize adventures that provide students with unique experiences and opportunities to gain an appreciation for the outdoors.