OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Educational activities must be booked at least three days in advance, and preferably two weeks in advance. Shorter-notice bookings may not be available. For information, availability and/or to make reservations, please call (254) 897-2960.

Outreach: Rim on the Road

If you cannot come to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, then we will travel to you with our educational outreach, Rim on the Road! We teach about natural resources, conservation, and being a good steward of the environment.

Scary Critters

Meet our ambassador animals up close and learn why there's more to them than meets the eye. Even scorpions, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and snakes are important to their respective ecosystems and deserve respect.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Brink of Extinct

What are the threats and challenges that animals face today? This program focuses on endangered species and the reasons they are threatened with extinction. . Find out what adversity our most beloved species are up against and how you can make a difference for both them and the environment. (Recommended for all ages.)

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Doing the Rot Thing

Participants will learn about how we conserve natural resources at Fossil Rim by composting. A lot goes into a landfill that doesn’t need to. Through conscious consumerism, recycling, and composting, we can reduce what fills our landfills. Students will get to make their own miniature compost pile and learn how to make their own at home if they choose to.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Discover this powerful message of sustainability found in a favorite children’s book written by Dr. Seuss. In this program, students will have the opportunity to visit the Street of the Lifted Lorax and become a part of the story. This interactive program connects the story of The Lorax to our own endangered species at Fossil Rim and is guaranteed to leave students asking pertinent questions concerning the environment, sustainability and what they can do to help. Seasonal and space restrictions may apply. (Recommended for all ages.)

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Learn about Fossil Rim’s ambassador reptiles and amphibians, their adaptations, and importance to their environments. Together, we will build the bridge between students and stewardship.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Animal Nutrition

This class will give you a glimpse into the diets of animals at Fossil Rim. Your students will discover the different adaptations of carnivores and herbivores before planning diets accordingly. We will figure out how to feed even the pickiest Fossil Rim eater during these team activities.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Design-A-Program

Don’t see a program that fits your needs? Let us know what your topic is, and we may be able to create one for you!

Travel Charges – based on distance from Fossil Rim

Small Groups – maximum of 45 people; one presentation lasting 45-60 minutes

0-40 miles (Glen Rose, Granbury, Cleburne) – $145
41-70 miles (Fort Worth, Burleson, Waco) – $200
71-90 miles (Dallas, Irving, Arlington) – $230
91-110 miles (Denton, Mesquite, Garland) – $260
111-plus miles (across the state of Texas) – Call for prices

*$95 for each additional program at the same location on the same day

Large Groups – maximum of 200 people; one presentation lasting 45-60 minutes

0-40 miles (Glen Rose, Granbury, Cleburne) – $200
41-70 miles (Fort Worth, Burleson, Waco) – $255
71-90 miles (Dallas, Irving, Arlington) – $285
91-110 miles (Denton, Mesquite, Garland) – $315
111-plus miles (across the state of Texas) – Call for prices

*$125 for each additional program at the same location on the same day

For additional outreach information, or to make a reservation, call (254) 897-2960 or email education@fossilrim.org.