Outreach Programs

Birding 101 for Grades K-2

Take a hike in your schoolyard and explore the world of birds that are present throughout the DFW Metroplex. Students start the program in their classroom, learning about bird adaptations and ecosystems. They will head outside and learn how to use binoculars and how to identify the birds they see and hear. Students receive a Trinity River Audubon Center Bird Journal to track their observations and to 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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1st Grade 1ab, 2abcde, 3c, 4a

2nd Grade 1ab, 2abcde, 3c, 4a, 10a

Aquatic Lab for Grades 3-8

We bring the pond to you! In this 45-minute program, Audubon educators bring samples of our pond water to your classroom. Students explore the water, looking at macro invertebrates and other pond life, recording data and using that to determine the health of the pond. For a truly investigative experience, book multiple programs throughout the school year to see how life changes with the seasons.

Science Texas Essential Knowledge Skills Supported

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4th Grade 1ab, 2abdf, 3a, 4ab, 10abc

5th Grade 1ab, 2abcdf, 3a, 4ab, 9a, 10ac

6th Grade 1ab, 2abe, 3a, 4ab, 12e

7th Grade 1ab, 2abe, 3a, 4ab, 10ab, 11a, 12a

8th Grade 1ab, 2abe, 3a, 4ab, 11abcd

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

Questions?  Contact Claire Howell at chowell@audubon.org or at 214-309-5815.