Meet You Outside!
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has created field trip programs to provide students and teachers with hands-on outdoor Guided Field Experiences designed with a focus on TEKS objectives. The Discovery Room is filled with self-directed activities and exhibits to learn about the natural environment and complement the Guided Field Experience. Our Water Monitoring Program is available for secondary students. Special Programs focus on specific topics with in-depth activities and can even be tailored to meet your particular curriculum needs.
Programs are available for Kindergarten to 12th grade classes.
Scheduling for 2012-2013 is now open.
- Guided Field Experience Our science based programs help your students achieve Texas Education Agency science requirements, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Staff naturalists and docents use the 155-acre nature sanctuary as a hands-on laboratory for students. (August – May only)
- Discovery Room Program The Discovery Room offers students a place to sharpen their observation skills and enjoy hands-on interactive exhibits, microscopes and touch screens. It’s a welcoming place to learn about life cycles, food chains, habitats and food webs.
- Field Adventures Schedule your group for both the Guided Field Experience and Discovery Room Program. A FULL DAY of hands-on science!
- Water Quality Monitoring Middle and High School students participate in a survey of natural aquatic habitats. Students perform basic water testing procedures and aquatic animal and plant surveys. Participants learn the importance of wetlands and identify their local watershed.
- Special Programs such as Earth Science and Weather are full day programs involving hands-on activities and nature hikes designed to give a comprehensive understanding of a particular science topic. Programs can even be developed to meet your specific curriculum needs.
- Discovery Boxes Set up a Discovery Box as an interest center in your classroom. Each box provides activities that teach ecological concepts and relates those concepts to our local environment.