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School Programs: Field Adventures

 

We look forward to seeing you here in the 2014-2015 School Year.

Registration begins August 1

Schedule a full day of hands-on science for up to 140 students from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

Class size: Minimum 20 students/Maximum 140 students
Description: Students participate in both the Guided Field Experience and the Discovery Room Program. The Guided Field Experience consists of a 90-minute field experience led by staff naturalists and docents which introduce students to basic ecological concepts. Students are given an overview in the classroom, which is followed by hands-on activities in the 155-acre nature sanctuary. The Discovery Room Program consists of a 45-minute session exploring interactive exhibits rotating with a 45-minute teacher-led, self-guided trail activity.
Tour Times: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday – Friday
Fee: $8 per student *Special rate of $6 available for Title I schools during September, December, January, and February only.

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.) Please bring lunches separated by class in large bags or bins.
  • BUS PARKING:Buses should drop children off first and then park in Satellite Parking ¼ mile east of our entrance. Click here for a map.
  • 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.
  • REGISTRATION QUESTIONS? Email: register@houstonarboretum.org
  • PROGRAM QUESTIONS? Email: schoolprograms@houstonarboretum.org

 

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