Grant Funded Programming

STEM Ecology

STEM Ecology includes all components of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Includes both station and trail activities, and a live animal presentation. There is a different STEM Ecology Program for each grade level and it correlates with specific TEKS for each grade level.

Thank you Howmet Aerospace helping us provide STEM education at River Bend Nature Center to students throughout our region.

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 our education brochure or give us a call 940-767-0843.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 transmission in Wichita County, even among vaccinated people, River Bend Nature Center will require all staff to wear masks.  We encourage all guests to wear a mask. 

Masks are not a requirement for vaccinated visitors but are strongly encouraged inside our facility.  All unvaccinated visitors should continue to wear masks. 

We want our visitors to feel safe in our nature center.  Thank you for visiting!

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 snacks. Please do not leave children unattended.

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.

How many of us can visit?

Field Trips can be tailored to up to 80 students. STEAM and STEM programs can be tailored to up to 40 students. Each program has a minimum price, see fee’s below for details. If you have a larger group, please call 940-767-0843 early to make special arrangements.

What is the fee?

  • 2-hour field trips have a minimum price of $70 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $7 per student.
  • 3- hour programs have a minimum price of $80 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $8 per student.
  • 4- hour programs have a minimum price of $100 which covers 10 students*, additional students are $10 per student.
*Groups with less than 10 kids are still required to pay the minimum price for the program.

How do we schedule?

Continue scrolling for this program’s reservation form request. If you would like a different program, visit our program page, click on the program you want to reserve, and fill out the form on that page.

To ensure a favorable time, it is better to schedule as early in advance as possible, 4-6 weeks if possible. Field trips are available throughout the year. Your program date will be confirmed by e-mail after you submit a reservation request.

Reservation Request

All funding has been allocated at this time.