为学校保留项目.

Guided Hikes for School Field Trips Are Available!

Trained trail guides are ready to take your students on an outdoor learning adventure in the Preserve. School field trips are offered Tue - Fri mornings. Download the flyer for additional details: 学校导赏远足传单

To schedule a field trip for fall or spring, email wbedu@gouula.com or call 512-326-7058. 

We encourage a $5/student donation to help cover program costs. Bus reimbursement is currently available for Title 1 and low-income schools. Please call or email with questions or to schedule a trip for your students.  我们期待收到您的来信.

Programs for Schools

野生盆地的特别活动

See Visiting the Preserve

Educational resources and opportunities for teachers, faculty, and artists. 

For years, Wild Basin has served as a valuable resource to area schools for site-based environmental education. As the pandemic increased the need for virtual learning, the 野生盆地创意研究中心 has supported area schools with STEM-based webcasts for 4th - 8th graders, and a reading series for pre-K - 3rd graders.

We offer resources for St. Edward’s faculty to teach at Wild Basin, as well as resources to support their student researchers. 

The 驻场艺术家(AIR)计划 at Wild Basin supports professional artists in the Austin area and an inspirational environment in which to work.

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科学学习的虚拟程序.

Science Live! at Wild Basin is an hour-long live webcast series showcasing real field science happening at Wild Basin and other Balcones Canyonlands Preserve lands. We explore natural science themes and make real science accessible to middle grade students with a live Q&与科学家进行一次无线交流. 推荐4 -8年级.

第一集:高飞的科学  (aired November 2020)
机器人能帮助拯救鸟类吗? 野外生物学家是做什么的? Join Wild Basin staff for a live synchronous virtual program about Austin birds and some ways that biologists are going "high tech". Special live Q&A with field biologist and Wild Basin Research Director Dr. Darren Proppe.

Part 1 - "Banding Birds"奥斯丁市生物学家Dr. Laurel Moulton, 7 min.
第2部分-“映射音景”, 8 min.
第三部分-“天上的间谍”, 5 min.
完整的节目-科学直播! 在Wild Basin, High Flying Science, 55 min.
Full Science Live! playlist on YouTube  -所有剧集和视频

第二集:生物多样性侦探 (aired April 2021)
哪些动物在野生盆地漫游? What is it like to work at a nature preserve? Join us for a free live virtual program featuring three field science projects that help gauge biodiversity on the preserve. 我们将把预防野火联系起来, 清除入侵物种, and wildlife camera studies in a packed hour-long program. Special live Q&A与野外生物学家. Barbara Dugelby and Dr. Amy Concilio and Preserve Manager Niki Lake. 

第一部分-“意外后果” with St. 爱德华大学教授. Amy Concilio, 7 min.
第二部分-“追逐入侵者”, with Preserve Manager Niki Lake, 8 min.
第三部分-“野外间谍”, with Director Dr. Barbara Dugelby, 8 min.
Full Science Live! playlist on YouTube  -所有剧集和视频

Curriculum and lessons for self-guided visits to Wild Basin.

New curriculum guides for educators serve as an introduction and guide to exploring Wild Basin with students. Each guide offers information about the preserve, suggested questions and critical thinking strategies, a vocabulary list, TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) correlations, sample activities, literature connections, 以及户外学习资源的链接.

Curriculum Guides

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野外盆地课程指南

Grades K-2: Insects, Seeds, and Patterns, .pdf, 4 MB.

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野外盆地课程指南

Grades 3-5: Food Chains, Animal Evidence, and Fossils, .pdf, 9 MB.

Animal Environments, Seasons, and Aquifers

野外盆地课程指南

Grades 3-5: Animal Environments, Seasons, and Aquifers, .pdf, 2.6 MB.

动物特征、流域和岩石

野外盆地课程指南

Grades 6 - 8: 动物特征、流域和岩石, .pdf, 1 MB

Environmental Justice Videos and Curriculum 

Environmental Justice: Making a Difference in Austin; 14:20min.

Environmental Justine at Wild Basin: Now or Never; 10min.

Lessons

Supplement your school visit to Wild Basin with these natural science lessons for the classroom. 每节课包括:课程目标, TEKS correlations, materials, procedures, 扩展建议.

Elementary School
Middle School
High School

We would like to thank our 2022-2023 funding partners:

Jacob & Terese好时基金会
AMF