Nature Boxes

Nature Boxes is an outreach program that brings science and nature based education directly into the classroom for study and exploration. Boxes are filled with fun nature-themed activities aligned with Texas Education Knowledge and Skills and are designed to enhance current school science curriculum. Trained volunteers from the Nature Center, many of whom are former elementary educators, present the materials to K– 5 students in private, public and home school classrooms. Educators Kathy Ward and Kathy Wilson coordinate the program. Presentations can be scheduled throughout the school year. See table below for topics offered by grade.

Please contact us to schedule a Nature Box visit.

 

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Rocks

X

X

X

 

 

 

Watershed

X

X

X

 

 

X

Objects in the Sky

X

 

 

 

 

 

Bird Habitats

X

 

 

 

 

 

Frogs

X

X

 

X

X

 

Native Plants

X

X

X

 

 

 

Snakes

X

X

X

X

 

 

Natural Resources

X

X

X

 

 

X

Shells

X

 

 

 

 

 

Soil

 

X

 

 

X

 

Spiders

 

X

X

X

 

 

Bats

 

X

X

 

X

 

Clouds

 

 

X

 

 

 

Patterns in the Sky

 

 

X

 

 

 

Trees and Leaves

 

 

X

X

X

 

Insects

 

 

X

X

 

 

Ants

 

 

X

 

 

X

Pollination

 

 

X

X

 

X

Gardening

 

 

X

 

 

 

Energy

 

 

 

X

 

 

Weather

 

 

 

X

X

 

The Solar System

 

 

 

X

 

 

The Changing Earth

 

 

 

X

 

 

Ladybugs

X

X

 

X

 

 

Dragonflies

 

 

 

X

 

 

Fossils

 

 

 

 

X

X

Phases of the Moon

 

 

 

 

X

 

Reasons for Seasons

 

 

 

 

X

X

Owls

 

 

 

 

X

 

Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

X

 

Turtles

 

 

 

 

X

 

Butterflies

 

 

 

 

X

X

Earth Moon Comparison

 

 

 

 

 

X

Experimental Design

 

 

 

 

 

X

Native Plants

 

 

 

 

 

X

Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

X