This class gives students the opportunity to learn the characteristics of insects, spiders, millipedes and centipedes by studying our hands-on specimens. Students will also participate in a bug hunt followed by identifying their specimens.

Reptiles and Amphibians

This class allows students to meet some of our local toads, frogs and box turtles. Students will learn defining traits of reptiles and amphibians and various species’ adaptations.

Plant Search

This class emphasizes the identification as well as the historical and modern uses of the many plants we have access to here at Forest Glen. Genus specific characteristics as well as a dichotomous key are used to help students identify plants.

Pioneering Days

This class emphasizes the responsibilities and leisure time of early Texas settlers. Students will learn about the various challenges these settlers faced while establishing their home. Features include time period games, cooking, log cutting, and more.

Water Study

This class demonstrates the importance of Earth’s most vital resource with an emphasis on water quality.  Students will gain an understanding of how pH, temperature, and turbidity are linked for water’s many uses.


This class teaches about the four resources of nature that humans and animals need to survive. Gives the students an opportunity to search for the different habitats and resources that the animals need for survival.