Galveston Bay Field Experience
During Field Experiences students will gain personal in-field experience while increasing their awareness of the environment and the bay. Students gain an increased understanding about the Bay’s varied ecosystems and environmental literacy, as well as learning how to use scientific field equipment and data collection. Each event ends with a reflection activity that allows students to express their experience via written observations, creating poems, and/or drawings.

Programs are limited to:
- 50 junior high or high school students per day
- 70 elementary school students per day
Please note if you require multiple days to serve all students.

GBF staff will review your registration form, contact you to refine your trip, and present a potential itinerary to you based on your requested activities, season, and grade level.

Most programs run from 9am-1pm or 10am-2pm and include time for a picnic lunch on the Bay.

2020 Programs will occur at GBF's Trinity Bay Discovery Center, Beach City, TX.
  • GROUP INFORMATION

  • Minimum 1 chaperone for every 12 students (number of chaperones may vary based on activity, age, and number of students)
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  • SCHEDULING INFORMATION

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    GBF will not schedule groups Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. GBF will not schedule groups on Holidays.
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    GBF will not schedule groups Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. GBF will not schedule groups on Holidays.
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    GBF will not schedule groups Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. GBF will not schedule groups on Holidays.
  • Any special concerns or requests, such as students with disabilities, strict schedules, etc.
  • SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

    The goal of GBF education scholarships are to enable schools with limited resources the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on environmental education programs that are designed to enhance scientific equipment skills, knowledge of the local ecosystem, teamwork, critical thinking skills, and promote advocacy for Galveston Bay. If you would like to be considered for a full or partial scholarship, please fill out the following section.

    Scholarship Requirements - schools receiving a scholarship will be responsible for the following:
    • Appropriate Communication with GBF staff.
    • Post-Program evaluations filled out completely.
    • All pre-test and post-tests completed (depending on program).

    *Scholarships do not include bus transportation.