TCA’s education programs – in the classroom, at public gatherings, and in the outdoors — have connected thousands of Texans to nature and recruited them for conservation. Our events have provided countless opportunities for young people to experience our state’s amazing outdoor world. TCA partners with the Trinity River Audubon Center to help teach Eco-Investigations classes, which reach nearly 20,000 students each year!
Classes from the Dallas area are bussed to TRAC for Eco-Investigations, a four-hour expedition field trip, led by TRAC education staff. Pre-K through 5th-grade students take a nature walk, get acquainted with pond macro-invertebrates, and learn about watersheds, the water cycle, and how both humans and wildlife use water. The hands-on, TEKS-linked activities relate to the local ecology of the Great Trinity Forest. A special favorite in the exhibit hall is the sediment table, which lets young people create a river, observe how varying flows affect the river environment, and see the effects of damming a river. Visit TRAC’s website.