Eco Investigations

Our signature four-hour field trip for school groups.

Please note that our pricing and policies have changed for the 2016-17 school year.  Our new Program Request Form can be downloaded below.

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. We offer customized lessons to address specific student expectations and/or benchmarks.

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.

Audubon Aquatics Adventures at Cedar Hill State Park (grades 5 through high school) and Eco-Investigations at Cedar Ridge Preserve (for high school only) are also available.  

Time & seasonality: 9:30am–1:30pm Tuesday-Friday during the school year. Includes 30 minutes for lunch. Arrival/departure times are flexible.

What to bring: Bagged lunch, water. Dress to conditions. Close-toed shoes are required.  Each student must bring a completed Liability Form (available below).  We cannot accept school liability forms in lieu of Audubon's liability form.

Group limit: 25 students minimum, 150 students maximum.

Price: $7.25 per student. 

To register for academic programs, please download and complete the program request form and e-mail the completed form to Contact us at or 469-526-1980 for more information.

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