Eco Investigations

Our signature four-hour program for school groups.

Students in grades 1-3 use their senses to discover the world around them, meet an animal up close, and learn about pond life. Grades 4–5 use the scientific method to determine water quality based on macro-invertebrates found in our pond and study animal adaptations unique to North Texas wildlife. All programs are engaging, hands-on, and most include both indoor and outdoor components.

Time & Seasonality

10am–2pm Monday–Friday during the school year. Includes 30 minutes for lunch.  

What to Bring

Bagged lunch and reusable water bottle. Snacks are available in our Nature Store.  Dress for condititions.  Closed-toed, comfortable shoes are highly reccommended. Each student will need a signed Photo and Liability Release Form to participate.

Group Limit

150 student maximum (actual maximum varies by day); groups of less than 25 pay a base rate of $200.00.


$9.00 per student, 1 adult free for every 7 students, $6 per additional adult

Request a booking by completing our online Academic Request FormWe recommend having a copy of the Program List and Policies handy when completing.

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 in writing to 14 days prior to the scheduled visit. Institutions will be charged the full program fee if they fail to provide adequate notification of cancellation or rescheduling. 

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact Claire Howell, Center Assistant, at or 214-309-5815.

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