Environmental Education Programs

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The refuge offers fun, free and educational programs designed for children five to 14 years of age. A written curriculum exists, a portion of which correlates with state education standards. Classrooms, home school, nature clubs, boy and girl scout troops and any child with an interest in nature are encouraged to participate in the exciting hands-on activities offered free of charge!

  • Bridges to Birding - Fun activities that focus on birds, birding and bird conservation.  
  • Going Buggy - Insects, their benefits, research and conservation.     

Special Events  

Visit the Events Calendar or go to www.friendsofbalcones.org to find out the details on fun, educational events offered at the refuge.


For more details, call 512-339-9432 x 20018 or send an email to the Refuge's Environmental Education Specialist.