STEM and STEAM Programs

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.

 

  • Choose from a 3-hour program or 4.5- hour program
  • Each student completes a STEM journal
  • 3-hour programs have a minimum price of $60 which covers 10 students, additional students are $6 per student.
  • 4.5-hour programs 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.

STEAM Ecology

 

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

  • Choose from a 3-hour program  at $6 per child or 4.5- hour program at $8 per child
  • Each student completes a STEAM journal
  • 3-hour programs have a minimum price of $60 which covers 10 students, additional students are $6 per student.
  • 4.5-hour programs 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.

Click here to submit a STEM or STEAM Reservation Request.

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

 

Thank you Arconic Power and Propulsion for helping us provide STEM education at River Bend Nature Center to students throughout our region. We really appreciate your support to continue fulfilling our mission of connecting people to nature.

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