School Programs

Hello educators! The Houston Arboretum will open for school group program reservations the first week of September. We are upgrading our facilities and will only be taking reservation requests for the months of October – December.
We will open for Spring 2020 requests starting first week of December. 

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)

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).

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