Redbud field trips

On a Redbud Field Trip, students learn about the geology and geography of Texas, drinking water sources, healthy watershed attributes, pollution and the water cycle, physical properties of water, and water conservation methods. All staff and docents are bilingual (fluent or near-fluent) in both English and Spanish.

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The Redbud Field-Trip Program teaches elementary-school students and other visitors the importance of protecting our community’s economic and environmental lifeblood, the Texas Colorado River. Launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the program takes place at LCRA’s Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education, a five-acre, riverside, outdoor exhibit space that focuses on the history and importance of the Colorado River.

It was one of the best field trips I have ever taken a group of students on in my 15 years of teaching. Not only were the docents knowledgeable about the content, but they also worked well with diverse groups of children.
There is no better way to maintain and improve the health of our river than to teach our young people to respect and protect it and pass that on to generations yet to come.

TEKS Connections

Here’s a chart of the TEKS covered during this field trip:

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