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Education for Youth

Field Trips to Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Bridge
Bridge at Edith Moore

Welcome to the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, home of the Houston Audubon Society.

Our sanctuary is an 18-acre oasis of native Texas forest, surrounded by Houston's busy Memorial area. The volunteers of the Audubon Docent Guild provide guided natural history tours of the Sanctuary for all interested groups - school classes, scout troops, garden clubs, etc.

On your field trip, your group will be educated by volunteer Houston Audubon Docents with:

  • a guided walk in the woods
  • inquiry-based lessons on native flora and fauna
  • pond dip-netting for aquatic wildlife
  • a tour of the 1932 log cabin and biofacts exploration room
  • an opportunity to meet our education animals

Standard field trips last one hour, and longer programs are available if requested in advance.

Field trips can be customized to curriculum or scout achievement needs. Common field trip themes include: 

  • History of Edith Moore Cabin and Sanctuary
  • Seasons & Cycles
  • Ecosystem Functions
  • Native Habitats
  • Nature’s Recyclers
  • Preserving our Environment
  • Native American Culture
  • Insects & Metamorphosis
  • Animal Adaptations & Diversity
Tour group
Tour group at Edith Moore

We offer field trips weekdays during school hours, after school, all day Saturday and on Sunday afternoons. Reservations are necessary. We ask a donation of $5.00 per person on the field trip, unless this presents a financial hardship for your group. (No charge for Title I Schools.)

  • Suitable for all ages, 4 - adult
  • Scheduled for your individual group - seven days a week, August through May
  • $5.00 donation per person on field trip, payable in advance
  • Visit the log cabin, wooded trails and pond habitats of the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
  • One to two-hour duration

For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact Bethany Foshée, Guild Coordinator, at bfoshee@houstonaudubon.org.
 

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