There are a lot of opportunities for teachers to engage their students in nature classwork at our Birding Nature Center. Some of the classes that have been taught in the past include:
Younger students P-K through 2nd
Insects and Spiders – (lady bugs, butterflies) learn about, collect and release
Ponds- overview of pond eco-system, frog life cycle, food chain
Gardening- composting and working in the garden
3rd through 8th
Trees-Plants and Seeds- tree cookies, succession, and propagation of seeds
Birds- local backyard and seasonal migration
Ecology- The human element in the eco-system
Pond- secchi disc, plankton, and pond ecosystem.
Mammals- tracks, scat and food chains
Groups up to 60 students are allowed with at least 2 weeks prior notice.
Self-guided tours: $ 1.00 per person
Teachers must plan to Supervisor students while at Center.
Those interested in Educational Programs need to make reservations
EMAIL or call 979-245-3336
Bird Watching with Binoculars – A guide for watching birds with binoculars.
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory – The mission of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is the conservation of birds and their habitat in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail – The Trail runs from the Louisiana border clear to Mexico. It stretches over five hundred miles along the coast and comprises more than three hundred separate sites.
Matagorda County Birding – Over 300 birding sites and rookeries in South Texas with detailed maps showing the locations.
Bird Watchers Digest – Publications that cater to the passions and curiosity of every kind of bird watcher – in the backyard and beyond.
Mad Island Bird Count 2015 – Spreadsheet with the results of the count
Mad Island Bird Count 2015 – Document with the highlights and includes photos