Third Grade

Learn about food chains and webs by exploring pond habitats. Students will classify aquatic organisms as producers, carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores. Later, they will create a food web based on their observations.

TEKS covered in Third Grade Guided Field Experience


  • Organisms can be classified as Producers, Consumers, or Decomposers.
  • Consumers can be Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores.
  • Food chains and webs show the flow of energy through an ecosystem.

Pre and Post Field Experience Resources
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Registration Information:

  • CHAPERONES: You MUST bring one adult for every 10 students to ensure safety and to help supervise your students. The program is designed for your students, please ask parents to leave younger siblings at home. Chaperones over the 1:10 requirement are charged $6/person.
  • DRESS: Students will be more comfortable if they dress for the out of doors. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals please.
  • LUNCH: If you are doing a full day program, students may eat lunch on our building apron. (No picnic facilities available.)
  • RAINY DAYS: The Arboretum does not cancel in case of rain. We will provide ponchos to students. In the case of severe weather, we will offer an alternate indoor program.
  • CANCELLATIONS: Program fees are non-refundable. Changes to enrollment after confirmation letter has been sent will result in a $25 processing fee.
  • PAYMENT: Is due in full upon confirmation of your date. Accepted forms of payment are organizational check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be made payable to: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.

Schedule a full day for up to 140 students from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Schedule your students for Field Adventures for a FULL Day of Hands-on Science!
Students participate in both the Guided Field Experience and Discovery Room Program.

Fee: $8 per student.

Scheduling for 2012-2013 is now open.

TO SCHEDULE: Print/Download the Reservation Request Form (pdf) and send by fax (713) 682-2539 or mail to:
Attn: Registrar
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway
Houston, TX 77024