Academics

Eco Investigations

Our signature four-hour field trip for school groups.

Please note that we have revised our pricing and policies for the 2017-18 school year.  Complete details are available on our Program Request Form.

Eco Investigations programs are 4-hour expedition field trips led by Audubon staff, designed to strengthen critical thinking skills across multiple disciplines and incorporate hands-on, inquiry-based learning strategies. We focus on the ecology and habitat of the canyon, scientific observation and identification skills, and stewardship of natural resources linked with state-mandated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills objectives for grades pre-K-12. Students explore adaptations, habitats, communities, and the escarpment ecosystem, documenting their discoveries with scientific tools and journals along the way. Our Eco Investigations program now includes a hands-on conservation component. 

We offer customized lessons to address specific student expectations and/or benchmarks and to provide unique experiences to students, including the option to meet a live bird of prey. Options are detailed on the Program Request Form. We can discuss further program customization and pricing when necessary.

We require one teacher or adult chaperone for every ten students, and suggest one teacher or adult chaperone for every seven students.  Teachers and adult chaperones up to the 1:7 adult to student ratio are admitted without charge.

Our Academic Program policies are detailed in the program request form and here.

What to bring: Bagged lunch, water. Dress to conditions. Close-toed shoes are required.  Each student must bring a completed Liability Form.  We cannot accept school liability forms in lieu of Audubon's liability form. Additionally, each chaperone must complete our Chaperone Guide.

Group limit: 25 students minimum, 150 students maximum.

Price: starts at $7.95 per student and varies based on program options selected.

To register for academic programs, please download and complete the program request form and e-mail the completed form to dcac@audubon.org

Contact us at dcac@audubon.org or 469-526-1980 for more information.

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