Paradise Creek Nature Park Field Trips

Explore the park’s river, forest and wetlands with your class!

Paradise Creek Nature Park field trips are offered for grades Pre-K through 12. Students learn about the native plants and animals, explore how the park demonstrates resilience to sea level rise and flooding, and brainstorm ways that they can help.

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Park Seasonal Educators

Nicole Opizzo

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Nicole graduated from Liberty University in December 2022 with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management. In her free time, you can find Nicole at the beach, going for a run, or tending to her many houseplants. She loves the outdoors and is excited to share her love of nature and conservation with the people of Hampton Roads.

Hugh Burns

Seasonal Educator

Hugh graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Scranton and joined the Air Force where he served as a fighter pilot and instructor. In 2011 he was elected to the Conservation District in Williamsburg and served as Education Committee chairman. In 2013 he became the founding executive director of Williamsburg Community Growers, a 10.5 acre community garden, teaching farm, and environmental education center. Hugh enjoys nature up close on a run, a bike, or a paddle board and is excited to explore along as an Environmental Educator.

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