Let’s be honest. Going on field trips as a kid was the best part of school (the jury is still out for teachers). 

The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas decided that kids shouldn’t have all the fun. That’s why this fall they’re putting on adult field trips to some of the particularly scenic spots around the Natural State. Don’t worry; most trips are suitable for your little ones, too.

You can choose from nine trips, or don’t choose and visit them all. Activities range from picnics at the Archery Fork Preserve, to canoeing the Glassy Lake Water Trail, to cutting your own Christmas trees at Terre Noire.

Once you register, you’ll receive a detailed list of what to bring and where to meet. But just like the good old days, you’re expected to pack a lunch, and your mommy can’t bail you out if you forget.

If you’re interested in getting outside of your weekend routine, call (501) 614-5088 or email with your name, the number of participants in your party, your mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail address.

Trips start Sept. 20 and run through Dec. 6. Cost is $25 for most ventures and space is limited. Sign up early and get out there, Arkansas.