Education Programs

Learning science outdoors is exciting and makes it easier for children to understand concepts that are difficult to grasp in the classroom.

MLAC to offer Flying Wild Educator Workshop on Saturday, December 1, 2012

Are you a classroom teacher or environmental educator?  Do you work or volunteer for a local nature or conservation organization or group?  Do you facilitate other environmental education programs?

Then the Flying WILD Program is for YOU! Flying WILD makes it easy to educate students about conservation using birds as the vehicle.

Click here. for more information or contact Mandy Corso, or (210)-628-1639.

Mitchell Lake's Nature of Learning program consists of hands-on activities relating to ecology, scientific observation, resource management, and citizenship. Students learn about the importance of soil and wetlands for people and wildlife; sample insects from the ponds to determine the health of each water body; use various scientific methods to determine how different types of pollution affect river systems, ponds, lakes, and bays; and learn about the animals and plants living at Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge.

Program fees are $6 each for students, teachers, and adult chaperones from non-Title 1 schools; $5 each for Title 1 schools. For more information, please call 210-628-1639 or email.

Download the prgram request form here.


Teachers! Looking for a way to take your kids to Mitchell Lake?

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is pleased to offer a Mini-Grant Program for projects that educate PK through 12 grade children on topics of Water Quality, Water Conservation, Environmental Awareness and Pollution Prevention. Water related field trips to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center are eligible! Mini grant funds can be used for transportation reimbursement, admission costs and workshop costs. Any school within the SAWS service area is welcome to apply for a mini-grant, Call Lynne Christopher at (210) 233-3626 for more information and an application. Funds are limited so act now!

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