From the Armand Bayou Nature Center’s Website:
The Center’s core consists of a boardwalk through the forest and marshes, live animal displays, educational signage, bison and prairie platforms, butterfly gardens and an 1800’s farm site. These venues are part of the Center’s vision of a “Discovery Loop” educational tour of ABNC, its habitats and Texas cultural history. ABNC also has the Martyn, Karankawa, Marsh, Lady Bird and Prairie trails that allow you to see and learn about the forest, prairie, marsh and natural bayou habitats once common in the Houston/Galveston area.
The Armand Bayou Nature Center is part of the Texas Gulf Coast. It is less than an hour from Houston, Texas. It has many wonderful opportunities for homeschoolers. They have stewardship programs, educational programs, special events, and wonderful hiking trails. The 1800’s farm is worth the trip all in itself. You can ride the bayou on a pontoon boat or take a guided tour on a canoe as well. Visit the Bayou Nature Center’s website for a virtual tour!
We took this field trip near the end of the school year in our 2001-2002 School Year. Our co-op friends had a birthday party at the center and we had a living history demonstration at the turn-of-the-century farm. They made cheese and let us sample it on crackers, we spun rope on a wheel, walked through the old-time flower and herb gardens, and toured the farmhouses. Of course, at five years old, my eldest student at the time who had just finished Kindergarten at home was more interested in the bayou waters and cattails. I hope we can go back to the ABNC in the future when they are older and can remember the trip like I did.