My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bayou Land Conservancy, Houston, TX, USA
I brought my environmental science class to explore watersheds with the Bayou Land Conservancy. The program called, "No Child Left Inside" was an absolute breath of fresh air quite literally! My students were apprehensive before we left but were ready to go back the very next day in class. They were wading through water and hurrying back to have specimens identified, had a friendly invasive species removal competition, and along the way learned the names of all the trees and shrubs we take for granted.
My class thoroughly enjoyed all activities. They got to actually take time examining what was in front of them without any pressure and thus, truly be able to appreciate it. They learned everything first hand taught in the book about watersheds and invasive species, and they had fun doing it. Even my students that I didn’t expect to respond came out of their shell and surprised me with what they were able to share and contribute, things that I taught them in class, but never heard them express.
I liked the program offered by Bayou Land Conservancy because there was an environmental educator who tailored the day after what we were learning in class and had everything I needed to show my administration this is an educational field trip. They had a pre-test, informative watershed booklet, and post test along with scavenger hunt to show off their knowledge.
The fieldtrip was absolutely wonderful for all involved, students, administration, myself, and the legacy gained some conservation supporters.
If you want to see your children or students shine, I highly recommend taking your students to explore watersheds with Bayou Land Conservancy!
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the classroom because the students relate everything back to their experience on the field trip. They speak up more in class and are more comfortable as a group than before.
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