Homeschool Field Trip Resources


Galveston History

Homeschooling parents will love the opportunity for hands-on learning, family adventures and an opportunity to discover little-known secrets of this coastal gem.

Galveston Island is rich in historical sites and significance, from June 16th celebrations to an abundance of historical homes & buildings, including the 1892 Bishop's Palace and 1838 Menard House. Texas Historic Site Markers can be found on almost every corner, highlighting places like The Cradle - the building where the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was founded - or telling tales of Pirate Jean Lafitte, describing Galveston's temporary role as the capital of the Republic in 1836, or underscoring it's lengthy history as a bustling port and immigration station. 



Birding for Homeschoolers

No field trip to Galveston is complete without a little birding! Students of all ages will enjoy these self-led birding tours. Carefully curated by Birding for Fun's Kristine Rivers, homeschool parents can follow the three driving itineraries to maximize student's exposure to different species without facing the Texas heat or tiring small legs.

Print out the checklist for each of your learners ahead of time or bring up the Texas Birds Guide on a tablet for quick identification & fun facts about many of the species found year-round on Galveston Island.




Galveston Beaches - Locations, Ecology, ID Guides

Galveston beaches are an excellent choice for homeschooling parents and families! There's so much to learn about the sun, sand & surf that brings some of the best lifelong memories for learners of all ages. 

Galveston's Sand Dune Maintenance Manual outlines sand cycles, hydrology, plant anatomy & species found on the dunesm, and what Galveston is doing to combat dune erosion. It's illegal to disturb the dunes, but there are plenty of walkovers and viewing locations for homeschooled learners. 



Galveston Identification Guides & Coloring Pages

These Galveston identification guides and coloring pages are a great resource for maximzing your educational field trip or vacation. Print them out or download them to your e-learning device for quick reference during your visit. Get to know the birds, insects & animals that call this coastal barrier island home.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Coloring Book includes "let's learn" highlights for each animal pictured, as well as several questions to check your homeschoolers reading comprehension.


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