Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

 
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is home to more than 1,100 endangered, threatened and native animals. It is dedicated to the conservation of these 50-plus animal species through research, breeding and education. Groups can see giraffes, rhinos, zebras, cheetahs, ostriches and much more during a 7.2-mile Scenic Wildlife Drive or take one of our 14 different guided tour varieties aboard an open-air vehicle. Visit for the day or plan an overnight visit for wildlife encounters, great food and nature hikes. Accommodations include bunkhouses with heat/AC, meeting areas, showers and restrooms. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 2299 Country Rd. 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043. Somervell County.
Tel: 254-897-2960.
Hrs: Daily, Vary by season.
 
SCHOOLS
Students will have the opportunity to see and learn about a wide range of animals on a tour of Fossil Rim’s Scenic Wildlife Drive. School groups of more than 28 students should call ahead to check for tour availability. A Private Step-On Tour, which provides groups with a tour guide, is a great option for schools with their own bus and driver. Self-guided tours are also available. Educational programs focus on biodiversity, biology, wildlife management, botany, environmental science, conservation, and land stewardship. Learn more at fossilrim.org/guided-and-group-tours.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 254-897-2960.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours (Scenic Wildlife Drive), Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Visit Length: Varies.
Recomm. Student/Staff Ratio: 12:1.
Registration: Phone.
Food Options: Café.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
Topics Covered: Biology, environmental science, animal science, botany, conservation, stewardship.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers a variety of programs for homeschoolers. Programs allow homeschool groups to learn about wolf conservation, fossils, native flora and fauna, insects, exotic species, and more. Hands-on opportunities include finding cochineal (natural insect-derived dye) for a tie-dye activity, guided nature hikes, and nature journaling. Learn more about homeschool programs at fossilrim.org/homeschool-and-family-programs.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 254-897-2960.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours (Scenic Wildlife Drive), Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Visit Length: Varies.
Recomm. Student/Staff Ratio: 12:1.
Registration: Phone.
Food Options: Café.
Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

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