Youth Education

Youth education opportunities through Headwaters include on-site visits to our Sanctuary, Headwaters in the classroom, and outreach.

— Headwaters programming is always offered at little or no cost. Help us keep these programs free by donating when you can. 

Scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.


On-Site Visits

On-site visits are a great way to introduce students to the outdoors. On-site visits are typically two to three hours, and include multiple lessons on topics related to the Sanctuary. Most activities are modified versions of our Headwaters in the classroom lessons, which are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. To request an on-site visit, please fill out the form below.

To learn more about Headwaters in the classroom, or the types of activities and lessons for an on-site visit, please click here

Visits work best in smaller groups (5 - 30 students). If your group is larger than 30 students, we recommend splitting the group. We will work to accommodate you whenever possible! Please contact our offices to learn more. 

You are responsible for transporting students to and from the Sanctuary. We do not permit picnicking on the Sanctuary in order to protect the plants and animals that call this space home. Please make arrangements for students to eat elsewhere.

Headwaters in the classroom

Headwaters in the classroom is a free education program led by a member of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word education team at your location. Click the image to learn more about Headwaters in the classroom, or to request a Headwaters in the classroom visit.


Headwaters loves sharing nature with public audiences! If your organization is hosting a conference, celebration, field day, or other event with booths for attendees to visit, please consider us. Headwaters outreach is great for events at museums, parks, zoos, schools, and anywhere else within a reasonable driving distance. To request an outreach event, please fill out the form below.

Headwaters usually attends events for two to five hours. We will bring information about our organization, our current events, and a hands-on activity to promote nature exploration in children. Headwaters requires that you provide a 4 ft - 6 ft table and at least one chair. We may also require access to electricity, depending on the event and topic. 


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The only nature sanctuary in the heart of San Antonio.

4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 828-2224


For information about youth education, or visiting the Sanctuary, please contact:

Alyssa Cook, Youth Education Coordinator

(210) 828-2224 ext 228