Redbud Field Trips

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.

Educators can use the form below to sign up for CRA programs and request more information.

Click here to register for Fall ’21 Redbud Field Trips!

For information about summer programs, please email

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.

Please email for more information.

Visit the Redbud Center

The LCRA Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. Self guided tours and information about the center are available here.

For information about guided tours, after-school or summer programs, email 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.
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:


Download these forms before your trip!