Texas Tech University

Outdoor Learning Center
at Junction

Where Education is an Adventure!


The Mission of the Texas Tech University Outdoor Learning Center is to inspire students and teachers to develop passion, a sense of ownership and identity towards nature and the world in which they live, while building better classroom environments.




About the Outdoor Learning Center

The Junction Outdoor Learning Center is an extension of the classroom. We offer field trips and an educational experience that is hands-on in the great outdoors. The education units taught are aligned with Texas Essential Knowlege and Skills (TEKS).

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Education Opportunities

Come visit the Center at Junction and let your students be a part of a hands-on education experience like no other! Our teachers work with you to design a curriculum to fit your needs. Come visit for a day excursion or stay at the center for a week filled with integrated science curriculum.



Stem Inspired by Nature

Curriculum

The Outdoor Learning Center provides a learning experience for the student as well as staff development for the classroom teacher. Working together, outdoor instructors and classroom teachers can provide students with an outstanding education that they will remember for a lifetime. The Outdoor Learning Center is a priceless experience for every student and teacher.

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About the Center

The facilities at the TTU Center at Junction includes traditional classrooms, outdoor classrooms, high-speed internet and WIFI, wet laboratory, large lecture/dining facilities, conference room, pool, covered pavilion, and laundry facilities. The facility also has bird and wildlife observation blinds, hiking trails and 1 mile of South Llano River frontage.

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Events

Pumpkin Carving

October 27, 2019

Texas Tech Outdoor Learning Center will be hosting its annual pumpkin carving event. Join us from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pavilion at the Texas Tech Field Station to carve your spooky Halloween pumpkin. Hotdogs and S'more cook out to follow.

Science in the Sun

June 8-11, 2020

Texas Tech Outdoor Learning Center will be hosting its annual Science in the Sun Camp. This science enrichment day camp goes from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Thursday. A family cookout is held the last day as students roast hotdogs and S'mores over an open fire. Students in grade 2 to 5 are invited to enroll in this hands-on, outdoor science learning adventure.


TTU Center at Junction

  • Address

    Texas Tech University Center at Junction | 254 Red Raider Ln. | P.O. Box 186 | Junction, TX 76849
  • Phone

    (325) 446-2301
  • Email

    junction@ttu.edu