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Ecology Action of Texas
PO Box 1927
Austin, TX  78767

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Field Trips & Tours

FIELD TRIPS

We offer field trips tours and activities, as well as service learning opportunities for students from Pre-K through high school. Field trips can be customized to align with your curriculum by choice of topical focus on the main tour, as well as optional add-on activities.

Field Trips at Circle Acres are active and engaging - we encourage exploration and discussion throughout.

Request form below.

TOURS

Tours are available for your neighborhood, professional, community, family, or other group. A tour of Circle Acres covers the topics outlined below, and can be customized for your group.

Tours are offered at no cost to community groups based within the Montopolis neighborhood.

Request form below.

 

 

Circle Acres Basic Tour

  • 1 hour, groups of up to 30 participants/students (we can accommodate multiple groups/classes on some dates)
  • Customized for your group by grade and primary topic of interest
  • Topics covered:
    • History of Circle Acres (farmland, quarry, landfill, dumping site, remediation, restoration, nature preserve and educational facility)

    • Landfill diversion intro: Recycling, Reuse, Composting - with onsite reuse building material and composting toilet

    • Stormwater and Pollution intro - with onsite examples of effects

    • Remediation Intro: General brownfield remediation, history of Circle Acres remediation, intro to onsite myco-remediation research station

    • Local Ecosystem intro: Forest, Grassland, Wetland

    • Wildlife intro: Observed species on site, restoration goals and process

  • Groups are welcome to stay onsite after tours for additional activities led by their teachers, or to have lunch in our shaded picnic area (2 picnic tables available).
  • Led by Ecology Action staff

Tour Add-ons**

  • Myco-Alliance Tour +30 min

    • Myco-remediation research station tour and more in depth discussion with Daniel Reyes of the Myco Alliance

  • Myco-Alliance Hands-On Activity +1 hour

    • Cultivation: Make your own Oyster mushroom grow-at-home kit

    • Recycling/Composting: Growing Oyster mushrooms from paper & coffee waste

    • Mycoremediation: How fungi “eat” pollution

  • Biodiversity Treasure Hunt +1-2 hours

    • Includes printed hand-outs of plant and animal species on site, hands on activity, prizes for teams who locate the most species, and resources for follow up classroom activities including iNaturalist posting of observations. (**Available starting Spring 2017**)

  • Service Learning - Elementary +1 hour

    • Litter abatement

  • Service Learning - Middle and High School + 2 hours

    • Litter abatement

    • Trail maintenance

    • Riparian zone restoration -invasive plant removal and native planting

 

Field Trip and Tour Pricing

Basic Tour, customized to your group:  $100  (Limited subsidies available for Title 1 schools - please inquire if needed.)

Myco Alliance Activity $50 

Service Learning Activities (depending on staff availability) included in basic tour fee

Field Trip and tour request form:

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