Water Quality Monitoring

Water Quality Monitoring

The content of the field experience is excellent and will help the students on the STAAR test. Very hands-on; keeps all students actively engaged”
– Teacher comments

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Class size: Minimum 10 students/Maximum 40 students
Description: Middle or 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.
Tour Times: 9:30 – 11:30, Tuesday – Friday
Fee: $10 per student

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Concepts:

  • Water sheds

  • Wetlands and their uses

  • Chemical, biological, and physical measurements

  • Bio-indicators

  • Threats to wetlands

  • pH testing and dissolved oxygen testing

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

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