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Austin Nature & Science Center (ANSC)

2389 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX 78746
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Date: 11/11/2017
Start time: 9 am
End time: 3 pm

Class Coordinator

David Brady –

About the Austin Nature & Science Center

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Since 1960, the Austin Nature & Science Center has provided hands-on nature exhibits, educational programs and recreational activities for countless visitors, teachers and children of all ages that increases awareness and appreciation of the natural environment (FOR FREE). Programs for preschoolers, kids, families and adults include topics that range from biology, astronomy, paleontology and more. Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the ANSC is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world.

Where to Park

Parking is available at 2389 Stratford Dr in the public lots under the MoPac bridge. Across from the parking area, ANSC is a short walk up the hill. The classroom is located down the steps, just to the right before you reach the main building.


9:00-9:15 Meet and greet
9:15-9:20 Announcements & day’s agenda
9:20-10:35 Observation & Nature Journaling – Val Bugh
10:35-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Urban habitat – Thais Perkins, Executive Director of Treefolks
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:45 Interpretation – Ted Eubanks, NAI Interpreter & Entrepreneur
2:45-3:00 Closing announcements

How to Prepare
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There will be a chance to walk around ANSC during lunch and after the end of class.
  • Be sure to bring:
    • Sack lunch
    • Water bottle–water fountain is in the main building
    • Coffee thermos/mug –coffee and tea will be provided
    • Notebook & pen/pencil
  • Curriculum Units to Read:
    • Urban Ecosystems
    • Volunteers as Teachers

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