Spring has sprung at the
Nature Center. Come see!
School Programs are in Full Swing During April & May
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Day Thursday, April 27th
2nd & 3rd Grade students will learn about Bug Basics and Arthropods. They'll also get to see Creepy Crawlies up close, learn about Insect Forensics and Insect Life Cycles. They'll find out about the growing numbers of our population who eat insects for nourishment, along with getting to sample some "Tasty Treat," create a take home art project, and go on a Garden Safari looking for a variety of pollinators in the Botanical Garden.
Living Things Thursday, May 4th
Designed for 1st Graders, this program introduces both plants and animals. Learning Stations include Parts of a Plant along with a craft project, the Food Chain, the Life Cycles of Plants and Animals, and plant and animal Adaptations within the Chihuahuan Desert. Students will go on an exciting hike of the Upper Loop Trail to look for signs of living things along the trail.
Bird Sleuth Thursday, May 18th
New this year, 7th Grade students will find out all about birds. Learning stations will include Beaks and Bills explaining how the different shapes and sizes determine just what a bird chooses for dinner, the Respiratory System and how it aids in long distance flight, the fascinating Origin of Birds, Bird Songs & Calls, and a hike to the Bird Blind to learn how to use binoculars while finding out about birding.
About These Programs
Each program theme and the learning stations for each program are intended to add to and enhance the classroom-taught curriculum in an outdoor setting, with lessons created according to requirements of the Texas Education Agency's TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills) curriculum.
The mission of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is to promote public awareness,
appreciation and concern for nature generally and the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region specifically, through education, the visitor experience, and through the support of research.
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Year-round: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 5 pm
Open Sundays April-Oct. 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's
Located four miles SE of Fort Davis
43869 Hwy 118, PO Box 905
Fort Davis, TX 79734