Special Programs

Special Programs

 

Class size: Minimum 20 students/Maximum 100 students
Description: 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.
Tour Times: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday – Friday
Fee: $15 per student

Earth Science Program: Students will discover how the Earth’s landscape constantly changes due to the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition during this hands-on three hour program. Experiments involving these processes as well as soil composition and percolation will enhance their earth science knowledge. They will observe these processes at work in our 155-acre nature sanctuary during a nature hike.

Weather Program: During this interactive three hour program, students will discover the relationships between the earth, water, air, and sun that cause our weather. After experimenting with the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, they will “travel” through the water cycle as a water molecule. Students will make and test their own weather instruments, then explore our trails to observe the effects of weather on the organisms and landscapes of the Arboretum.

Custom Program: Our professional staff of certified teachers will work with you to design a program to meet your curriculum needs. Our programs enhance and integrate your school’s curriculum by providing hands-on, environmental experiences. We can create three hour programs that are grade level appropriate, engaging, and fun! For more information, contact Jennifer Chenault at jchenault@houstonarboretum.org   

Registration Information:

  • STUDENT COUNT:

         An accurate count of attending students is required before scheduling, as we cannot guarantee

         additional accommodations after the field trip has been finalized.

  • 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 $7/person.

  • DRESS:

    Please advise students and parents to dress appropriately for a nature hike and the weather. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals or high heels please.

  • LUNCH:

    Our building apron is reserved for full day programs. Half day programs may use our building apron if available. (No picnic facilities at the Arboretum.Please visit Memorial Park for picnicking).

  • BUS PARKING:

    Buses should drop children off first, then turn R out of the Arboretum, and then R into Memorial Park. Buses can park along N. Picnic Lane or in the parking lots by the baseball fields. Click here for a map.

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER:

    Programs are conducted rain or shine. We will provide ponchos for light rain. In case of severe weather, we will offer an equivalent indoor program. If cancellation is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, rescheduling may not be possible due to our tight calendar.

  • CANCELLATIONS:

    Program fees are non-refundable.

  • PAYMENT:

    In order to ensure materials and volunteer help are available for your students, commitment is need from the school in the form of payment. Please be aware if booking less that than a month in advance, payment is due upon receipt. 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

Field Trip Reservation Request

We would love to process your reservation request! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • Step 1: School Information

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.
  • Step 2: Select a Date

    Please select three dates in order of preference. Programs are scheduled Tuesday – Friday.
  • Accommodation for chosen dates is determined according to availability.
  • Step 3: Select a Program

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