Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sheldon Lake State Park

Sheldon Lake StatePark and Environmental Learning Center is a 2,800-acre outdoor education and recreation facility located at 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, Texas 77044 managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Programs are free of charge on a reservation basis. Please note, a minimum of 1:10 adult to child ratio is required for most activities.

After visiting the park with our homeschool group, I would recommend choosing two 60-minute activities, break for a picnic lunch, and then choose an additional 30-minute activity. All programs are adapted to fit the needs of your group.

Each of the following activities is approximately 60 minutes:
  • Nature Discover Walk - 1/4 and 1/2 mile
  • Pond Food Web/Aquatic Adaptations - water quality testing and indicator species
  • Fishing - catch and release (poles and bait provided)
  • Bird Migration - adaptation activity and game
  • Junior Ranger Badge - complete a minimum of five activities
  • Geocaching 101 - GPS provided
Each of the following activities is approximately 30 minutes:
  • Alternative Energy/Green Building
  • Recycling and Composting
  • Water Wise and Pollution
  • Arts in the Park
  • Alligator Adaptations and Safety
  • Agents of Nature
Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center is a fun field trip for all ages! If you're ever in northeast Harris County, schedule a day trip and enjoy the great outdoors!

Happy Homeschooling!