Academics

Eco-Investigations

Our signature four-hour program for school groups.

Students explore the three ecosystems unique to Trinity River Audubon Center, forest, prairie, and river during a hike. Pre-K–second grade students use their senses to discover the world around them, meet an animal up close, and learn about pond life. Grades 3–12 use scientific method to determine water quality based on the types of macro-invertebrates found in our pond and study animal adaptations unique to North Texas wildlife. Curriculum for grades 4–12 also includes a lesson on river geology using our erosion demo table. Grades 7–12 may elect for a bird-focused program which includes bird identification, data collection, creation of a dichotomous key for select bird species, and evaluation of the consequences of natural disasters on food webs. 

Time & Seasonality

10am–2pm Monday–Friday during the school year. Includes 30 minutes for lunch. Arrival/departure times are flexible.

What to Bring

Bagged lunch, water. Dress to conditions. 

Group Limit

200 student maximum, groups of less than 20 pay a base rate of $135.

Price 

$6.75 per student, 1 adult for every 7 students free, additional adults $6.

Program cancellations, rescheduling, and change in attendance numbers policy: Due to material production expense and staff scheduling, programs are invoiced according to reservation numbers. All notices of cancellation, reschedule requests, and changes in number of students attending must be reported to Trinity River Audubon Center two weeks  in advance of the scheduled visit. Institutions will be charged the full program fee if they fail to provide adequate notification of cancellation or rescheduling. Again, please notify us at least five business days in advance of any changes in number of students attending; otherwise, the program will be billed according to the original reservation.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact Chris Johnson, Senior Education Manager, at cjohnson@audubon.org or 214-309-5815.

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