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

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Science in the Sun

June 7 to June 10, 2021

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 hotdog cookout will be held for lunch on the last day. Students in grade 2 to 5 are invited to enroll in this hands-on, outdoor science learning adventure. Cost: $50 / student. Limited to 30 students.

To register or find out more information, email us at outdoorschool.junction@ttu.edu   or   call 806-834-8027
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Kids playing in a river

Pumpkin Carving

October 2021

Texas Tech Outdoor Learning Center will be hosting its annual pumpkin carving event. Join us this fall at the Texas Tech Llano River Field Station to carve your spooky Halloween pumpkin. Refreshments will be served.

 

TTU Center at Junction