Creatures of the Cretaceous

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 35 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)

Study the creatures of the land, water and sky.  Dinosaurs were not alone during the Cretaceous Period!  Students will investigate dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, crocodiles and the other Cretaceous Period creatures that made prehistoric Texas their home millions of years ago. Science – 3.3 A,B,C; 3.4; 3.9 A,B; 3.10 A

Wild Habitats

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 35 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)

Explore the distinct ecological regions of Texas and investigate how animals survive and thrive in their unique habitats. Students will examine the food web and determine how living and non-living elements of habitat are interrelated. Science – 3.2 A,F; 3.3 A; 3.4; 3.9 A,B; 3.10 A

Taking Care of Texas

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 35 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.)

Collaborate on strategies and explore how important cooperation is in land management. Students will develop strategies for land stewardship in their community and explore what tools are needed to understand how to take care of Texas land resources. Science – 3.1 B; 3.2 A,B,C,F; 3.3 A,B; 3.4; 3.9 A,C; 3.10 A

Our Dynamic River

Grades 3-8 (Maximum 35 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)

Dive into ecology and the river as a vital local resource. The RiverAlive! touch tank and the WaterWorks exhibit on the banks of the river serve as outdoor classrooms to investigate ecology. Students will use maps and images from the Witte Collection to explore the history and importance of the dynamic San Antonio River. Science – 3.1 A; 3.2 A; 3.4 A; 3.9 A, B, C; 3.10 A, B, C; Social Studies – 3.1 A; 3.2 A, B, C; 3.3 A, C; 3.4 B; 3.5 A; 3.7 A, B; 3.17 A, B, C, E; 3.18 A; 3.19 A, B

What’s Hot, What’s Not?

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 150 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)

Heat things up! Students will observe demonstrations that explore how the addition and removal of heat energy changes the world around us. As a group, students will identify and explain expansion, contraction, conduction, convection and radiation. Science – 3.1 A; 3.3 A; 3.5 A, C; 3.6 A

Tracking Math

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 35 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)

Walk, trot or run? Math can reveal a lot about the motion of animals past and present. Students will get moving as they apply arithmetic skills, practice algebraic thinking, and use measurement tools to determine how fast dinosaurs and humans travelled. Math – 3.1 A, B, C, D, E, F, G; 3.4 K, D; 3.5 D; Science – 3.2 A, B, D, E, F; 3.3 C; 3.4 A

Put Your Heart Into It!

Grades 3-5 (Maximum 35 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)

Take a close look at how the human heart works. Students will take their own pulse, play games to get their hearts pumping, explore heart-healthy habits and learn how to make heart-healthy food choices. Health – 3.1 A, B, C; 3.4 B, C; 3.9 D; 3.10 A; 3.11 A, C, F

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 – 3.4 B; 3.17 A, C, E; 3.18 A
  • 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. Social Studies – 3.4 B; 3.17 A, C, E; 3.18 A
  • 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 – 3.1 A; 3.2 A, B; 3.4 B; 3.17 A, C, E; 3.18 A
  • 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 – 3.1A; 3.2 A, B, C; 3.3 A, C; 3.4 B; 3.A; 3.7 A, B; 3.17 A, B, C, E; 3.18 A; 3.19 A, B