Classes

Committed to Creativity in Learning

Our educational and creative curriculum is specifically designed to address TEKS and STAAR elements required by the state of Texas. Combining hands-on learning with our energetic staff, Outdoor University classes create a fun and educational environment for teachers and students.

At Outdoor University, our teachers and staff are highly screened, fully trained, and kid friendly. Your students will be excited to learn in a safe and fun outdoor setting. Each member of our staff will serve, encourage and challenge your students during the classes and activities.

Classes Offered

Ecology 101 Forest Guardians

Step off the beaten path to explore a fascinating forest ecosystem. Discover the identity of the guardians of the forest, take a journey through the carbon cycle, investigate processes of weathering, trace the flow of energy through the forest food web and more on this multi-sensory interactive hike.

Ecology 201 (Entomology) Superhero Search—Insects

A fascinating journey into the realm of real-life mini super heroes! Students go on a six-legged safari to explore several habitats to capture, examine and identify a diverse group of insects. They will also discover amazing insect adaptations and learn about insect life cycles and metamorphosis, plus compete in the Insect Olympics.

Ecology 301 (Ornithology) Flight School—Birding

Take off on an aviation exploration adventure! Students discover how birds outperform man-made aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency. High octane games lead students through a fun ground school as they uncover the secrets of the forces of flight by investigating bird morphology and comparing structure and functions of birds and planes. Students hone their observation skills as they go on a short field expedition to observe the wonders of flight.

History 201 American Explorers

A passport to the past! History comes alive with an unforgettable adventure back in time as students interact with characters and take an active role learning pioneer skills. Discover the history of the American West by experiencing it through hands-on activities like candle making, woodworking, and campfire cooking.

Orienteering 101 Orienteering Quest

Using the compass comes to life for students in new and exciting ways during Orienteering Quest! Students crack the code to using a compass then venture with their team on a Compass Quest to unlock clues by following bearings and estimating distances to discover hidden treasure only revealed by correctly following the course.

Teambuilding 501 Outback Expedition—Team Challenge

Out-of-the-box thinking! Ignite the spark of teamwork in students through initiative games and low ropes elements that accelerate teambuilding skills to solve challenges. These targeted teambuilding adventures engage students by empowering them to discover hidden talents and think creatively.

Adventure 801 Texas Trails

A horse-powered adventure for kids! Wranglers orient students to ranch life, including horse care, safety, riding and roping, then help them develop these skills as they saddle up for a fun filled lead ride! Helmets provided and required.

Limnology 201 Aquatic Investigators

Students dive into adventure during a Team N.A.S.A. exploration of a mysterious aquatic outdoor laboratory – Allaso Ranch Lake. The Scientific Method is the framework for this investigation, as students use collection nets, bio-monitoring and imaging to discover the secrets of the deep. Students examine and identify their collections and learn about unique adaptations and life cycles of aquatic macro-invertebrates.

Evening Programs

Campfire

Gather around the warm glow of a campfire and laugh out loud! With sparkling stars overhead, students are entertained and even become part of the show during foot stomping songs and knee slapping comedy sketches.

Mystery Theater

Interactive Mystery Theater that will stir students’ imaginations and captivate their attention. As the plot twists and turns through this tale of heroes and villains, divas and desperados, teams race to investigate the characters and solve this whodunit using deductive reasoning and critical thinking.

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