Stunningly beautiful, set in Israel’s most untouched nature, SPNI’s field schools are the nature-lover’s dream vacation sites. Families and young people from all over Israel and abroad come for our famous guided tours, or just to stay in the best spots nature has to offer.Whole classrooms of students come for the nature education that is unmatched in Israel.
SPNI’s Field School system combines three main areas of activity: education – teaching youth and adults about the region; conservation – protecting the region’s natural environment; and researchgathering information about the region in conjunction with SPNI’s various departments. Field Schools are an integral part of SPNI’s operations, a focal area for local eco-activities, and play a leading role in Israeli environmental tourism and education.
SPNI has field schools without accommodations at Ma’agan Michael, Nitzanim Beach, Ofra, and Har Gilo. These field schools offer educational nature tours and run environmental projects. Ma’agan Michael Field School hosts international guests for wonderful birding tours every week. For more information on the important work at any one of these field schools, please email email@example.com
HERMON SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
60 rooms, kosher dining room, air conditioning. Basketball court.
The area near the Hermon Field School is known for its network of crisscrossing streams and water hikes. Visit SPNI’s Beit Usishkin Museum, a unique nature museum featuring exhibits, nature films and activities for all ages. The Manara Cliffs Park is also a short drive, featuring rock climbing, rappelling,cable cars with a view of the entire region, a roller coaster, hiking and white water rafting.
GOLAN SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
34 air-conditioned rooms, Kosher dining room, lit basketball court and other recreational activities
Located in the heart of the Golan, at Katsrin, between Hermon and Lchamat Gader, with a view of the Kinneret, the Golan Field School is within half an hour drive from any place in the Golan! The field school is adjacent to the Golan Museum, the Talmud City with an ancient synagogue,near the Golan winery (offering tours and wine tastings), and stunning waterfalls. Rabbits dwell across from the Hostel and wolves in a small
ALON TAVOR FIELD SCHOOL
32 air-conditioned rooms (for up to 6 people) with coffe bar and private bathrooms, Kosher dining room and catering, small synagogue, lounge, lecture hall, and outdoor patios with BBQ. Tent camping optional.
Tavor Field School, situated at the foot of historic Tavor Mountain,in the heart of the lower Galilee in northern Israel, prides itself on its amazing natural setting and the dedicated, hospitable staff.Built on the landscaped slope of the mountain, buried in a nationalforest, this field school is the perfect host for any touring in the Galilee and the Israel- Valley. There is easy access to unique restaurants, a winery and breathtaking scenery, as well as museums for the Beduin, and the Golani infintry unit and ample nature reserves.
Close to the Kinneret, Matsok HarArbel, and the cities of Nazareth and Tiberias, the Field School also serves as professional tour guide headquarters for the region with trained nature guides available for families or the more adventurous personalized trips, available all year long.
ACHZIV SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
42 rooms, club-room, lecture hall. Shower and toilets in each room.Air conditioning. Kosher dining room and kitchen.
Achziv Field School sits on Israel’s breathtaking northernmost Mediterranean coast,4 miles north of Nahariya, with a view of the sea, Rosh Hanikra’s white cliffs and the Western Galilee’s ridges. The field school focuses on educational activities in the Western Galilee, including environmentally sensitive areas. Achziv’s underwater sea life is an unexplored territory,waiting to be discovered, rich with octopi, kalamari, and squid.
MOUNT MERON SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
Tel: 972 4-698-0022
Established in 1964, Mount Meron Field School is situated on 30 acres of natural wood groves in the midst of a beautiful nature reserve in the upper Galilee on the northern slopes of Mount Meron, near Safed. Mount Meron Nature Reserve is the largest Mediterranean nature reserve in Israel at 28,500 acres and boasts dozens of walking trails, rare flowers, trees and a wide diversity of wildlife. Visitors enjoy the view, archaeological remains, picturesque villages and holy sites.
Mount Meron Field School hosts international researchers, who come to study the flora and fauna of the unique nature reserve. Located directly on the Israel Trail, the Field School also hosts many trail hikers and campers.
EIN GEDI SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
49 rooms, dormitories (cheaper rate), kosher dining room, air-conditioning and bathroom in each room. Outdoor BBQ. Small synagogue.
The field school has permanent exhibits: Archaeological, animal and botanical. Regular features include a light and sound show. On the property there’s a large built balcony, with a view of the Ein Gedi waterfalls and wandering
The Ein-Gedi Field School, founded in 1959, is SPNI’s first field school. Situated in a most remarkable and beautiful scenic spot overlooking the Dead Sea, the Ein-Gedi Field School is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking desert wilderness trails in the Middle East. It’s also a mere ten minute drive to Massada. The Field School is one of the most important and popular centers to experience the wonders of the Dead Sea, amazing archeological heritage, and the history of survival, settlement and agriculture under extreme climatic conditions.
HAR HA’NEGEV SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
34 air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, Kosher dining room, small synagogue, camping site with BBQ.
HATZEVA FIELD SCHOOL
Tel: 972 8-658-1546
31 air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, Kosher dining room (Lemahedrin on request), small synagogue, basketball court.
The Hatzeva Field School conducts a number of research studies in the area, centering on the Arabian Babbler, and other birds in the region. Children can feed the Arabian Babbler, which is not afraid of people; tourists themselves can observe the bird’s behavior and communication patterns. Nearby, at the Developing Research Institute, desert agricultural research focuses on what can be grown in the desert and how; visitors are invited to view the green house and learn about the current results of the research.
EILAT SPNI FIELD SCHOOL
Tour Guide Headquarters
50 air-conditioned, recently remodeled rooms with private bathrooms, Kosher dining room.
Featuring spectacular sea views, the field school is a three-minute drive from downtown Eilat, and directly across from the Coral Reef Nature Reservation. The Eilat Field School boasts special hiking tours unavailable elsewhere and information about this unique meeting point of desert, Red Sea, bird migration, and modern tourist city.