outdoor academy

Get out of the classroom and get outside…

An unforgettable experience for students and educators alike is at Forest Glen Outdoor Academy. Our mission was to create a program that comes alongside schools to help provide an environment where students can explore and learn in an outdoor setting.


With sites located in the scenic Sam Houston National Forest and beautiful Brazos River Valley, your students will discover unique flora and fauna of the area!


34 Forest Glen Road, Huntsville, Texas 77340



Nestled deep in the Sam Houston National Forest, Forest Glen Huntsville allows students and educators to experience the flora and fauna of the Piney Woods. Whether it is seeing the mother deer and her two fawns who reside by our entrance, watching the eagles that nest by our lake every winter, or hearing the toads sing as they are roasting marshmallows over a campfire, students will be amazed by sights that are hard to see within major city limits. The majestic pines, starry nights, and springtime bluebonnets provide inspiring locations that can easily be turned into classrooms. Choose from either the cabins of North Shore to the lodges of Lakeside for a truly unique experience that your students will not forget and that will impact them for the rest of the school year.

Flora & Fauna of East Texas


  • Pine, Oak, and other Hardwoods

  • Red Maple

  • American Beech

  • White Ash

  • Sweetgum

  • Red Mulberry

  • Eastern Redbud

  • Flowering Dogwood

  • Southern Magnolia

  • Eastern Red Cedar

  • Bald Cypress


  • Southern Short-Tailed Shrew

  • Seminole Bat

  • Ringtail Virginia Possum

  • Eastern Cottontail

  • Common Grey Fox

  • Striped Skunk

  • Bobcat

  • White-Tailed Deer

  • Eastern Grey Squirrel

  • Bullfrog

  • Raccoon


  • Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

  • Bald Eagles

    • They reside in the pines alongside our lake in the winter months.


557 County Rd 331, Rosebud, Texas 76570



Located 30 minutes south of Waco, Texas and in the Brazos River Valley.


Flora & Fauna of The Brazos River Valley


  • Post Oak

  • Live Oak

  • Sumac

  • Texas Prickly Pear

  • Mexican Persimmon


  • American Beaver

  • Nutria

  • Swamp Rabbit

  • Brazos Water Snake

  • White Tail Hawk

  • Bullfrog

  • New Mexico Spadefoot

  • Texas Horned Lizard

  • Armadillo


  • Houston Toad

  • Bald Eagle