School Programs

School Programs

Now open for the 2015/2016 school year! 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.

Reservation requests for the Summer! (June, July and August) Please click here! 
Online reservation request forms are found within the individual programs or you may click on the PDF file below and fax it to 713-682-2539.

Guided Field Experiences
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)

The Discovery Room
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 Monitoring Program
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.

Click here to view the School Program Reservation Request Form (pdf).

Click here to view the School Program Payment Policy (pdf).

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