Field Experiences

GBF Field Experience programs can occur either at the Trinity Bay Discovery Center, in Beach City. Located on Galveston Bay, participants are immersed in the many ecosystems that makeup Galveston Bay.  Student groups can choose from many TEKS-aligned activities to customize their Galveston Bay experience. Students write and/or draw observations and experiences as they rotate through the activities.

Click here for program details and TEKS alignment

Grades: K-12

Teachers may pick from the menu based on their interests and time allotted for the field trip.

  • Menu of options:
    • Seining and Aquatic Organism Identification
    • Water Quality
    • Bird observations and adaptations
    • All about oysters: biology and/or ecology
    • i-Spy Nature Walk
    • Land use, maps, and human impacts
    • Wetland Plant Dissection & functions
    • Plankton ID & using microscopes
    • Marine Debris
    •  Microplastics
  • Program cost: 
    • $200 Base cost (up to 20 students)
    • $10/Student for additional students (up to 50 students)
    • For example, a group of 25 will cost $250 ($200 base plus $50 for 5 additional students)
    • Groups larger than 50- Contact us for pricing
  • Register here

*Qualifying 4th grade classes can recieve transportation reimbursements for this program via the Every Kid in a Park Program! See the EKIP Houston website for more details.

For questions, email Cindy Wilems, Director of Education at cwilems@galvbay.org