Redbud Field Trips

Update: With many of our schools and education partners returning to in-person learning, we aim to resume the Redbud Field Trip program with limited capacity for the 2021-2022 school year. Field trip registration will tentatively open in August 2021.

For information about summer programs, please email katie@coloradoriver.org.

We are currently seeking input from educators about our programs and services during this transitionary period.

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March 2020: Redbud Field Trips are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. If you’re looking for a great way to integrate water science in your students’ lessons, check our digital programs!

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.

Registration for Redbud Field Trips is currently closed.

Please email katie@coloradoriver.org for more information.

Visit the Redbud Center

NOTE: The Redbud Center is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.

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 katie@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.
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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Download these forms before your trip!