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. The program utilizes materials in both English and Spanish to support bilingual students.

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.

With many of our schools and education partners returning to in-person learning, we look forward to resuming Redbud Field Trips with limited capacity for the 2021-2022 school year.

For information about Redbud Center field trips, guided tours, after-school, or summer programs, please email programs@coloradoriver.org. Please note that capacity is limited!

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.

– 4th grade teacher, Cowan Elementary


TEKS Connections

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

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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.

– Ray Wilkerson, former LCRA Chairman and namesake of the Wilkerson Center