Finding Fossils

Grades K – 2 (Max 30 Students)

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

Dig into the fossil record.  Learn about paleontology and how paleontologists reconstruct the lives of dinosaurs. Students will explore different prehistoric animals over time and use the tools of paleontology to work in a fossil dig. Science – 2.2 A,E,F; 2.3 C; 2.9 C; 2.10 A

Creature Features

Grades K-2 (Max 30 Students)

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

Cultivate critical thinking through an investigation of adaptation. Students will explore Texas ecosystems and make observations and hypotheses about animal features. Creature Features is sure to enhance your students’ interest and knowledge of the ecologically diverse state of Texas. Science – 2.1 A; 2.2 A,E; 2.9 A,C; 2.10 A

Healthy Land

Grades K-2  (Maximum 30 students)

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                      45 min.

(9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

Introduce students to the concepts of responsibility, stewardship of land resources and citizenship. Students will learn behaviors that promote healthy land management through hands-on activities and interactive simulations. Science – 2.1 B; 2.2 A,B,C,E; 2.3 A,B; 2.7 B

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Grades K-2 (Maximum 75 students)

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

Activate the Molecule Mambo and get moving with the states of matter! Students will predict outcomes of demonstrations that explore the building blocks of matter and the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Science – 2.1 A; 2.5A, B, C; 2.6 A

Counting Creatures

Grades K-2 (Maximum 30 students)

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

How many creatures do you see? Counting and comparing numbers of animals is a critical part of understanding how the planet is changing. Students will count, graph, and compare numbers of animals in different regions over time. Math – 2.1 A, B, C, D, E, F, G; 2.10 A, B, C, D; Science – 2.2 A, B, C, D, E; 2.3 A, B, C; 2.9 A, B, C

Food is Fuel

Grades K-2  (Maximum 30 students) 

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

Discover the ways different foods fuel our bodies and give us energy. Students will learn how to make healthy food choices, explore the MyPlate food groups and learn how easy it is to make healthy food and snack choices. Health – 2.1 C; 2.1 D; 2.1 G; 2.11 B

Dignity of Work

Grades K-12  (Maximum 30 students) 

Cost: $3 per student

Monday-Friday                       45 min.

(9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m)

Focus on the life skills and character traits that were needed to settle and develop 19th century Texas.  Examine artifacts, art and photographs from the Witte Collection at the South Texas Heritage Center.

Choose one of the interactive program threads below:

  • The Freighter-
    Identify how the landscape influenced the exchange of goods and luxury items by investigating the role of the freighter in 19th century Texas. Social Studies – 2.3 B; 2.4 A, C; 2.7 A, B; 2.8 A, C; 2.15 A, B; 2.18 A, B
  • South Texans at Work-
    Examine historic photographs and artifacts to identify the different types of work and skills needed by men, women and children in 19th century Texas. Students also explore the value of work and how it contributed to the settlement of South Texas. 
  • Trail Drive!-
    Make connections through art, artifacts and specimens to follow the evolution of longhorns from wild beasts to contemporary icons and the hard, dangerous work of the trail drives that turned cattle into money. Social Studies – 2.2 A, B; 2.3 A, B; 2.4 C, 2.5 A; 2.6 A; 2.7 A, B, C, D; 2.8 A, B, C; 2.9 A, B; 2.10 A, B, C; 2.15 A, B; 2.18 A, B, C, D, E; 2.19 A, B; 2.20 A, B
  • Water Where You Want It-
    Compare and explore ways water was collected, diverted and pumped from the land. Students will experience transporting water on their shoulders and interact with the power of water as they divert and move water in an acequia. Social Studies – 2.3 B, 2.6 B, C; 2.7 A, B; 2.8 A; 2.15 A, B; 2.18 A, B