Truelson-Hightower Outdoor Learning Center
The Outdoor Learning Center allows Fort Worth ISD students to see how the science and math principles that they’re learning on campus really work in the world around them. Using the various learning courses laid out along the Outdoor Learning Center’s terrain, students can examine the soil, inspect water samples, analyze machinery to see how simple devices unite to make more complex ones, and see how human activities can affect the world around us—for better or worse.
As they record and study data for themselves, students will learn skills of observation, analysis and prediction that will benefit them long after their classroom years are over.
The Fort Worth ISD benefits from having community partners that value the education of local students. Among those who have enriched the efforts of the Outdoor Learning Center are the Tarrant Regional Water District, the City of Fort Worth Environmental Management Department, the Fort Worth Nature Center, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the science and education departments at Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University.