• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

For Teachers

School children enjoying a walk with a ranger

School children on a hike with a ranger in Big Thicket.

NPS Photo

Curriculum-based educational programs

The Preserve offers a range of curriculum-based education programs for students from pre-K through 12th grade. These programs are offered both in the Preserve and at local schools.

For more information, contact us at (409) 951-6700.

Project WILD

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife and the environment. Big Thicket National Preserve staff are certified as Project WILD instructors and can both lead programs and teach others to lead them. The suite of Project WILD programs includes Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Project WILD Science and Civics, and Growing up Wild. For more information about these programs, please call the Preserve at (409) 951-6720, or email e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Hunting with Dogs

Big Thicket's Kirby Nature Trail was named after the famous timber tycoon, John Henry Kirby, who had set aside this area for employee hunting and recreation almost 100 years ago.