Academics

Nature of Learning Field Trips

Our award winning academic program.

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an academic field trip to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Our available field trip dates for 2019-2020 are booked, and we are no longer accepting applications for this academic year. Please consider us for next year. We will begin taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year beginning May 15, 2020.

Our award-winning Nature of Learning programs consist of hands-on activities relating to ecology, scientific observation, resource management, and building healthy ecosystems, for both people and animals. Students enjoy a day of movement and activity outside, all while being shown the importance of science in real time. Read on to see which program best fits your student’s needs and interests. Field trips can be scheduled year-round, Tuesday-Saturday.

Audubon is proud to announce that in the 2019-2020 school year, we will launch a pilot program in partnership with select Independent School Districts and SAWS. We are thrilled to expand our scope of San Antonio schools that can participate in our Nature of Learning programs.  We will continue to offer programs to all schools in the San Antonio area, but with limited availability.

Price: $6.50 per student

Please note, a minimum of 10 student participants is required.  If fewer than 10 students attend, a minimum of $65 will be charged for the program.

Program Options 

Wet & Wild: Wetland Researchers

Appropriate for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade

Wetlands are very important for south Texas plants and animals, as well as humans. Using the scientific method students help Audubon Educators check the health of local wetlands by investigating its inhabitants and water quality.

Earth & Sky: Eco-Investigators

Appropriate for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade

Students explore how the weather and climate are affected by the rotation of the earth and the planet’s revolution around the sun. In turn, this creates and changes south Texas rocks, soils and habitats.

Amazing Avian Adaptations: Bird Friends Forever

Appropriate for K, 1st, and 2nd grade

Be a bird’s best friend by learning about their amazing adaptations, surveying birds and learning about their various habitats, and discuss their conservation in your community.

To see available dates please check our calendar openings.

Customize Your Program

Some programs can be customized to align with students’ learning goals and grade level, from Kindergarten to 12th grade!

Contact us at 210-628-1639 or mlac@audubon.org for more information. 

Request a Program

To schedule a program, please fill out our Academic Program Request Form. 

Accessibility Statement: Mitchell Lake Audubon Center welcomes everyone, no matter their physical or mental abilities. If you have a special needs person in your group, please let us know of any accomodations needed no less than one (1) week prior to your scheduled program.

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