Fourth graders from Texas School of the Arts in Edgecliff Village, TX traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip, Thursday, May 9, 2024, to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited the Texas State CapitolThe Alamo, and The Witte Museum.

During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day. In Austin the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Phil King, State Senator, District 10 and The Honorable Nicole Collier, State Representative, District 95, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. Students then traveled to San Antonio where they toured The Alamo, one of the most famous missions in the United States, and learned about the Battle of the Alamo’s role in the Texas Revolution. At the Witte Museum students explored primary artifacts and photographs from early Texas which were brought to life by a reenactor straight out of Texas history! The reenactor shared what it was like to live and work in early Texas and, through hands-on activities, taught the students how to do some of the work from that time period including roping a steer and grinding corn.

”Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Jennifer Pasteur,Education in Action’s Executive Director. ”Student activities during Discover Texas Field Trips reinforce and supplement Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives in fun and hands-on ways at significant Texas sites that bring the content to life.”

Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classrooms on organized, fun, and educational site-based learning experiences. Education in Action handles all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, meals, and reservations, and provides the TEKS-based program curriculum so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom.

Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. In addition to one-day Discover Texas Field Trips to Austin, San Antonio, Waco/Georgetown, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Education in Action also offers summer Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding 4th-8th graders. During the weeklong, overnight camps, participants experience significant Texas sites in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston with Texas educators and a focus on leadership. For more information about Education in Action visit and

Monica Hayes
Outreach Director
Education in Action
(817) 562-4957 ext. 102

Caitlin Jackson
Coordinating Teacher
Texas School of the Arts, Edgecliff Village
(817) 732-8372