Fifth Grade Outdoor Classroom

An immersive educational experience packed with hands-on activities and scientific exploration

Outdoor Classroom

Created in alignment with fifth-grade Earth and Life Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

Outdoor Classroom registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

During their day in the Outdoor Classroom, students will receive an overview of the Canyon Lake Dam and GBRA Hydroelectric Power Plant; participate in a variety of educational stations and activities selected by their teacher and enjoy lunch in the beauty of nature. Students will be provided with a clipboard, pencil, water and student workbook when they arrive at the Gorge. The student workbook reinforces what they learn and can be taken back to the classroom for review and even given a grade. Students must bring their own lunch. All participants will be required to complete a liability waiver prior to their Outdoor Classroom experience.

A GBRA Gorge Program Assistant is available to visit students on campus prior to their Gorge visit and give a 30-minute presentation with an overview of the creation of the Canyon Lake Gorge and an idea of what to expect during their Outdoor Classroom experience.

Available Outdoor Classroom Stations:

  • Weather, erosion and fossils
  • Biology - Water lab and food chain/web
  • Water quality testing
  • Landforms in watershed
  • Land ecosystems - geocaching
  • Water cycle

Fees and Capacity

Outdoor Classroom

If a school has more than 100 fifth-grade students, it is strongly recommended to attend over the course of two days

Program Fees: $5.00 per student; no charge for teachers and chaperones.  If your campus policy is to allow non-chaperone parents to attend, their cost is $5.00 per person and can be paid by the individual on the day of your Outdoor Classroom in the Visitor Center.  

Title 1 Schools:  There is no program fee for Title 1 schools.  If your campus policy is to allow non-chaperone parents to attend, their cost is $5.00 per person and can be paid by the individual on the day of your Outdoor Classroom directly to our office.    

Pay by Invoice: If you are not able to pay program fees at the time of booking, and are not a Title 1 school, you may request to be invoiced after the Outdoor Classroom.  Simply click the “Invoice After” button during the payment portion of your reservation




Canyon Lake Gorge
Operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Preservation - Education - Recreation

GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge

Phone: (830) 964-5424

Address:

16029 S Access Rd
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

GPS coordinates: N 29.86304 W 098.18750

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