Our education program is multifaceted and takes place in the classroom, on the land, and in partnership with many organizations that are helping to lead the way in natural resource conservation education. We deliver programming, knowledge, and leadership skills to students in south Texas, including undeserved communities, benefiting the region now and in the future.
East Foundation’s education staff provide field lessons on our ranches so that students can participate in outdoor learning experiences in a living classroom. The interactive lessons and activities presented on these field lessons encourage students to connect with the natural world while learning about ranching, wildlife, and land stewardship. There is no cost to participating schools.
San Antonio Viejo Field Lessons
Students arrive at the historic San Antonio Viejo Ranch in Hebbronville, Texas and take a scenic fifteen-minute drive to the East Foundation’s Education Pavilion where they will engage in several presentations and activities to learn about cattle ranching, local wildlife, and land stewardship. See the packet linked here for more information.
El Sauz Field Lessons
A partnership with the Willacy County Coastal Land Resource Center (CLRC) in Port Mansfield allows us to offer a unique dual-location field lesson. Students begin the day on the El Sauz Ranch where they will learn about cattle ranching, cutting-edge research projects, native wildlife, invasive species management, and the benefits of ranches. Then students transition to the new CLRC facility where they learn about the coastal environment, the Laguna Madre watershed and how land stewards help to keep it clean. See the packet linked here for more information.
For more information, or to participate in a Field Lesson, contact our education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools are responsible for providing transportation to and from the East Foundation ranches and for student lunches.
We ask that past participants complete the evaluation form available here.