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Outdoor Learning

We deliver quality education—for all ages—immersed in nature.

The Nest Nature School

The Nest is the premier nature-based preschool in Central Texas located on a unique campus with abundant natural wonder.

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Outdoor Classroom – Field Trips

The Cibolo offers Outdoor Classroom Field Trips for grades K-12 with customized TEKS-aligned lessons that encourage students to discover principles of science and nature in four ecosystems.

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Little Explorers Adventures

It is time to introduce your children to the amazing world of nature at the Cibolo! Get up close with wildlife, play games, read books, and sing songs in our parent and child classes. Note that a parent or caregiver will stay for the program since this course is designed for family participation.

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Deep Roots – Farm-to-Market Program

Deep Roots is a multi-faceted program that combines outdoor learning, service, gardening and recreation to promote positive social-emotional learning outcomes for students with limited access to nature.

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Farm-to-Market Garden Adventures

In our gardening homeschool program, students will plant their own garden bed in our beautiful Teaching Garden at Herff Farm and learn core academic skills while also learning about organic gardening techniques, culinary and medicinal uses of plants, food systems, and plant and soil biology.

Note that a parent or caregiver will stay for the program since this course is designed for family participation.  For more details, see the course syllabus here.

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Nature Explorers Science Adventures

In our nature exploration homeschool program, students will hit the trails to learn about science and nature on our 100 acres on the marsh, the prairie, the woodlands and the majestic Cibolo Creek.

View the Spring 2021 Syllabus here.

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Junior Trailblazers – Nature Backpacks

Rent or buy adventure backpacks to earn Junior Trailblazer badges as you explore the trails at the Cibolo Nature Center.

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Cibolo Nature Hikes – Scavenger Hunt

Pick up an interactive map of the Visitor Center that includes activities and QR codes that link to videos throughout the trails.

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Cibolo Camps

Our nature and art camps will inspire a deep connection to nature while learning and exploring the 160 acres of the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm.

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Internships – Ages 16+

Apply to be a Cibolo Intern and get hands-on professional experience in land management, horticulture, marketing, education, or environmental conservation.

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Educator Professional Development

Learn how to teach your students outdoors with professional development in a beautiful setting with our hands-on, dynamic workshops.

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Adult Education Workshops

Join us for our unique adult education workshops to get engaged in the natural world around you.

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