Monitor the Wichita! Become a Citizen Scientist

Students will rotate through four stations including the history of the Wichita River, watersheds, water chemistry, and native Texas fish. This program will also include trail activities at the Wichita River. They will collect data such as temperature, pH, DO, and transparency. Students will also learn to identify plants and animals in a riparian ecosystem.


FAQ’s

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.