Outreach Programs

Bring the Trinity River Audubon Center to your school!


Birding 101 for Grades K-2

Get outside and take a hike – in your schoolyard and explore the birds living in our metroplex!  The program will begin in your classroom learning about bird adaptations. Students will then head outside to learn how to use binoculars and tips to identify the birds they see and hear in the city. Students will receive a Trinity River Audubon Center Bird Journal to track their observations and continue using as they add new birds to their life lists. Total program time is 45 minutes.

Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Supported

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Aquatic Lab for Grades 3-8

Bring the pond to you! In this program, Audubon educators bring samples of our pond life to your classroom. Students will explore the water and identify macro-invertebrates and other pond life. For a truly investigative experience, book multiple programs throughout the school year to see how life changes with the seasons and explore the life cycles of invertebrates. Total program time is 45 minutes.

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Outreach Programs are $150/program; additional consecutive programs are $100 up to 4 total programs.

Request a program through our Academic Program Request Form

Questions?  Contact Claire Howell at or at 214-309-5815.

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