Field Lessons

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 underserved 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 laboratory that acts like a 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. Our education staff also tries to ensure that students might have an opportunity to hear from research and cattle staff. 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.

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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, pending CLRC availability. 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. Visiting schools then have the option of transitioning to the CLRC facility where they learn about the coastal environment, the Laguna Madre watershed and how land stewards help to keep it clean. Field Lessons on El Sauz Ranch allow for a field lesson only to the ranch or both the ranch and CLRC pending site availability.

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