RBNC Field Trips

RBNC field trips allow children and adults alike to explore the world around us. You can search for insects, discover what lives in the pond, and become a nature detective! All programs can be modified for any age group and correlate with state standards (TEKS). There are several different themes you can choose from, including:

 

Down by the Pond, Nature Detective, Butterflies, RecyclingPlants Everywhere, Paleontology, Water Everywhere, Earth Rocks, Globe, Insects, Renewable EnergyCritter Connection, I See the WichitaObserving My World, Weather Watcher

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  • Field trips are 2 hours, can be lengthened for an additional fee
  • Cost is $4 per student (Groups with less than 10 kids are still required to pay the minimum price for the program – $40)
  • Each field trip includes hands-on activities on the trail and a live animal presentation
  • All curricula geared to the TEKS
River Bend Nature Center is prepared to offer customized field trips that are designed to reinforce TEKS concepts with hands-on engagements. Teachers can request specific content areas they would like reinforced.

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 Click here to submit a Field Trip Reservation Request.

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FAQs

How do we schedule?

Register your group by calling the Education Department at River Bend Nature Center. The River Bend office number is 940-767-0843 and our hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. To ensure a favorable time, it is better to schedule as early in advance as possible, even 4-6 weeks if possible. Field trips are available throughout the year. Your program date can be confirmed by fax or e-mail.

What is the fee?

  • 2-hour programs such as pioneer days, and field trips have a minimum price of $40 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $4 per student.
  • 3- hour programs such as STEM and STEAM Ecology have a minimum price of $60 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $6 per student.
  • 4.5- hour programs such as STEM and STEAM Ecology have a minimum price of $80 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $8 per student.

*Groups with less than 10 kids are still required to pay the minimum price for the program.

How many of us can visit?

On-site programs can be tailored to 1-60 students. Each program has a minimum price, see fee’s below for details. If you have a larger group, please call early to make special arrangements.

What is the field guide to student ratio?

Guides will be secured based on the number of students quoted. We provide one field guide per 8-12 students.

What else should we know?

Picnic tables, water fountains, and restroom facilities are available. You are welcome to stay after the program and eat lunch or snack. There is no additional charge, but a reservation is required for the pavilion.  Please do not leave children unattended.

 

Please arrive on time, and depart on time. Confirmations of the date and time are sent prior to the field trip date. Please call the office, 767-0843, to let us know if buses are running late. Our field guide staff members report to duty based on the field trip schedule each day. We cannot lengthen the field trip if a group is late, our guides schedule may not allow them to stay any longer than the schedule indicated.

 

Want to know about other programs we offer click here to download out education brochure or give us a call 940-767-0843