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Houston Independent School District Outdoor Education Center

Updated: June 27, 2001

The Houston Independent School District’s Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen is a residential  school program designed to provide urban 5th grade students a positive experience in the outdoors.  The facility is located ~70 miles north of Houston on 260 acres of East Texas piney woods forest bordering the Sam Houston National Forest. The curriculum is an extension of the classroom and is designed to address environmental concerns, human relationships, and responsible stewardship of the earth.  While attending the center, students are involved in a multitude of experiential lessons involving science, social studies, language arts, math, and physical education.  Some lessons include  teambuilding or initiative activities, structured journal writing, aquatic studies, conservation, sensory activities, leadership, Native American studies, canoeing, archery, living history at a pioneer homestead, gardening, horseback riding, and geology.

Job responsibilities include the direct supervision of students for their entire experience.   Associate Outdoor Education Leaders also assist with the planning and development of activities, provide instruction, maintain instructional materials and promote positive multi-ethnic interactions with in the cabin and instructional groups.

Qualifications:  college experience, college degree preferred, residential outdoor experience, previous teaching in an outdoor setting, naturalist/interpretive work, and/or supervision of children in a natural setting 


Address 1: 52 Forest Glen
City: Huntsville
State/Province: Texas
Country: United States
Postal Code: 77340


Phone: 936.295.5548
Contact Person: Laura Aasletten

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