Conservation and Seed Balls

Students help save endangered prairie habitat

Program Description

Want to help save an endangered prairie habitat in Texas? Your students will become conservationists and get their hands dirty by making native seed balls!

Planting instructions will be given to teachers and/or students. Teachers have the options of planting them in their classroom for growth observation, placing them around the school grounds to improve habitat, or sending students home with them to watch them grow.

Seeds produce gorgeous wildflowers and grasses essential for native Texas wildlife and birds.

Students Will...

  • Discover the endangered Blackland prairie habitat in Texas, plant adaptations, and the importance of conserving this habitat
  • Make seed balls, just like the Native Americans did; this includes mixing seeds with soil, clay, and water for nutrition and protection and rolling them into marble-sized balls
  • Plant them; you’ll be given proper planting instructions and several options for how they can be used

Grade Levels

2nd - 7th 

Location Options

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center or your campus

Pricing and Other Information

  • $300 for the first presentation
  • $175 for each subsequent presentation the same day

Program Length: 45-60 minutes per presentation

Max 35 students and 5 chaperones. Minimum of 3 chaperones required.

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