School Programs

The Houston Arboretum is currently accepting scheduling requests for the 2018/2019 school year. We’ll see you outside!

School Programs

 

 

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has created field trip programs to provide students and teachers with hands-on indoor and outdoor educational activities designed with a focus on TEKS objectives. Check out the varieties of programs below!

  

Programs are available September through May for grades Kindergarten to 12th. Kinder-5th grades topics found HERE!

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 trays. It’s a welcoming place to learn about life cycles, food chains, habitats and food webs.

This program also available during June, July, and August. Click HERE for more information.

Field Adventures
Schedule your group for both the Guided Field Experience and Discovery Room Program. A FULL DAY of hands-on science! (August-May only)

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. (August-May only)

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. Special Programs focus on specific topics with in-depth activities and can even be tailored to meet your particular curriculum needs can even be developed to meet your specific curriculum needs. (August-May only)

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.

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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