Austin Youth River Watch offers in-class presentations as well as field trips for school groups in the Austin area. These hands-on activities can be customized to align with class curricula and TEKS in order to best fit the needs of your students.

Field trips and presentations can include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • TEKS aligned adventures in Hornsby Bend
  • Guided “Leave No Trace” principles hikes
  • Hands-on practice in water quality testing
  • Freshwater benthic macroinvertebrate sampling
  • Intro to restoration ecology
  • Animal tracks/scat ID games
  • Water/nutrient/food cycle activities

Overall, students leave with a greater understanding of the relationship between human activity, natural systems, and our water supply.

Interested in scheduling a field trip or presentation? Fill out the form below!

Field Trip & Presentation Sign-Up Form

River Watch is a place where I am always loved and accepted. They are my family and I have no idea where I'd be without it.

UlisesEast Side Memorial High School, 2013

When I found River Watch it reminded me of the saying, "home is where the heart is". With River Watch I am accepted, fun is never rejected and I am at home. Now my smile is 10 times wider and I couldn't be more happy.

NathanielEastside Memorial High School, 2013

It was amazing to get out and make a positive contribution to the environment while still having fun.

AraceliTravis High School, 2019

I love how this program makes people aware of the actions we as people make. It’s good to help out the environment because not many people do so.

OdalisTravis High School, 2019

It is difficult to describe in words the importance of River Watch in my life. Most importantly, perhaps, has been a broadening of my horizons. I've come to appreciate the dirt beneath my feet and the water that cuts through the landscape.

MakaylaCrockett High School, 2014

I love how this program makes people aware of the actions we as people make. It’s good to help out the environment because not many people do so.

OdalisTravis High School, 2019

I love how this program makes people aware of the actions we as people make. It’s good to help out the environment because not many people do so.

OdalisTravis High School, 2019