Sky Ranch Outdoor Education

Sky Ranch offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure and hands-on learning to teach groups invaluable skills for life and the classroom. Enjoy single or multi-day programs in living history, science, recreation, team building, and leadership. Recreational activities include water slides, ziplines, sports, canoeing, fishing, paintball, and so much more. Excellent dining and lodging options are available, with each group assigned its own cabin or lodge-style rooms.
Contact Info
Address: 24657 County Rd. 448, Van, TX 75790. Van Zandt County.
Tel: 903-266-3300.
Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM.
Students can receive an outdoor history education lesson as they travel back in time and meet living history actors. They can look at artifacts, experience Native American foods and tools, participate in crafts, and try hunting with a bow and arrow. Join the Texas Rangers as they relive events from the Texas Revolution, go on a scouting mission, and learn about cattle ranching; the Ranch Life program lets them tend to ranch animals, learn about gardening and farming, and go on an actual trail ride! Sky Ranch's science programs can teach students about water, physics, forces of nature, and natural history. Hold live animals, work in the Wet Lab with scientific equipment, collect specimens from Adventure Pond, or learn about physics and geology with demonstrations and student-designed projects. Pair your program with an elective such as fishing, orienteering, geomatics, or teambuilding. Learn not only practical skills, but gain knowledge while having fun!
Contact Info
Contact: 903-266-3300,
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-8th.
Group Size: Varies.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Online.
Food Options: Available for purchase, Catering.
Cost: Fee.
Topics Covered: geology, history, Native Americans, physics, science, outdoor skills.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

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