School-based programs access the Ranch as a resource to add enrichment to the classroom…truly an outdoor learning laboratory. Field trips are important tools for reinforcing concepts taught in the classroom, bringing a real-world application or first-hand experience to the students. For many students, these field trips provide exposure to aspects of our natural world for the first time.
There are seven independent school districts (www.fortbendcountytx.gov), along with 22 private schools (texas.privateschoolsreport.com) that are currently located in Fort Bend County and base all instruction on TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). To support and reinforce classroom learning at the schools in our area, all programs offered for K-12 education will be approved for meeting TEKS requirements. Several programs can be progressively designed such that fundamental concepts are reinforced and built upon through multiple years across K-12 grade levels.
Living is one big science lesson but sometimes parents need a little help making those connections. We are able to provide homeschoolers with hands-on science fun at the ranch. Our 3-year curriculum explores various Earth and Life science concepts through the year (September- May), as well as some physics and chemistry too! Most of our activities are parent-led with detailed instructions, but we do our best to supplement in experts when they are available. Classes are held once a month (3 different days-- same content).
More information including dates and registration can be found HERE.