Programming for the Fall of 2020 has been postponed until future notice. Please contact tritter@houstonarboretum.org for programming questions.

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 HALF DAY 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)

Field Adventures
Schedule your group for 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).