Turning Basin Bayou Tours

The bayou tour takes about one hour and is mostly a narration concerning the history of Jefferson in regard to the steamboat business from here to New Orleans, information about our trees, plants and wildlife along the bayou and other subjects that may pop up.  Guides do not stick to a prepared script or recite a memorized speech.  Each tour guide does their own research and puts together their own style of guiding!  Students and scouts are invited to ask questions during the tour. The experienced and informal guides are sure to make this field trip a success! 

Contact Info:
Address: 200 Bayou Street, Jefferson, TX 75657. Jefferson County. Tel: 903-665-2222. Web: www.jeffersonbayoutours.com. Hrs: By appt.

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Environmental Science.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. Let students learn about how boats work, and explore hands-on activities students can do to “help” on the boat.... Continue