Fall 2017 & Spring 2018: We're sorry, slots are full.
Fall 2015 Schools served:Barbara Jordan ECP, Lee Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, and Sunset Valley Elementary.
2014-2015 Schools served:Gullett Elementary, Clayton Elementary, Casis Elementary, Winn Elementary, Padron Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, River Place Elementary, Mills Elementary, Decker Elementary, Barrington Elementary.
The UTeach Outreach Sustainability Field Trips, made possible by the Green Fee Project, are a series of field trips meant to promote sustainability and educate the Austin community about sustainable practices going on at UT. In these trips, sustainability is tied in with various STEM lessons and promotion of STEM education. Possible topics may include algae research, resource conservation, the environmental benefits of various botanical species, artificial energy sources, biofuels, energy transformations, and more. Field trips may include tours of the Hal C. Weaver Power Plant and the biological greenhouses or activities such as an ecology scavenger hunt at the turtle pond.
Each semester UTeach Outreach utilizes the support of student organizations, individual UT students, faculty and staff to lead more than 700 3rd–12th grade students from Austin-area schools on STEM field trips throughout the UT campus.
Field trips for current UT students as well as members of the general Austin community are also available, usually twice a semester.
UTeach Outreach is grateful to the Green Fee Project for their support of these field trips.
Individual students and student organizations are welcome to volunteer. Help inspire the next generation of scientists with an engaging, hands-on exploration of science in action. Share your love of UT and spend the day with an amazing group of kids while you’re at it. See below for a sample training videos. Contact us for more information.
All information, training, and materials needed to lead a tour are provided by UTeach Outreach. Email us at OutreachFieldTrips@uteach.utexas.edu to get involved!
Taking your students on one of our scientific expeditions allows them to see how the concepts you teach find application outside the classroom. Plus, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are identified for each trip. Field trips fill up fast, so take a look at the available dates and sign up today!
Other events occur at various times throughout the semester. For more information, please contact us at UTeach.Outreach@austin.utexas.edu.