The Cibolo Nature Center offers an outstanding outdoor classroom program for schools in the public and private sectors as well as home school groups.
Our curriculum for grades K-8 emphasizes conservation of natural resources, addresses science processes and concepts and is fully aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Along with science, our curriculum also integrates math, reading, writing and social studies. All are taught through a variety of activities that appeal to a wide range of learning styles.
The Outdoor Classroom is made possible through the dedication of volunteer outdoor classroom guides who are under the supervision of two Texas certified science teachers with over 35 years of combined teaching experience. For each group of 40-60 students, we provide four trail guides, who lead four different activities that teach to the selected curriculum topic. The 30-minute activities are divided into four consecutive rotations to help focus the children's attention and energy on their outdoor learning experience.
We require four adult chaperones, one for every 10 students, but more adults are welcome. Chaperones help with some group activities and walk their group from one rotation activity to the next.
CNC Outdoor Classroom programs are offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon; Monday - Friday, September - November and February - May. Cost is $5 per student and chaperone (due upon arrival), and teachers are free of charge. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools.
We have restroom facilities, water fountains and full handicap access to the nature center. Feel free to stay for lunch at the picnic tables in our covered pavilion!
For further information or to schedule a visit, contact Mary Gomillion at 830-249-4616 or email at email@example.com. Fall and spring programs fill up fast so register early!