Holifield Science Learning Center (HSLC) is part of the elementary curriculum for Plano Independent School District (PISD) and serves over 20,000 students each year.
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On a continuing basis, HSLC houses approximately 150 wild, imprinted, and injured animals throughout the year. The animals range from domestic birds to a bobcat. The care of the animals involves a wide range of duties and is a great way to learn about the care, nutrition and habits of each resident.
Constructing lids for tanks, ramps for habitats, enrichment toys. Materials are provided.
Help with Planting, etc.
Year round garden care
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Holifield Science Learning Center Details
Because HSLC is part of a school curriculum, the facility is not open to the public. The intent of the learning center is to provide a nature study center for the school district. When the district received the city’s approval to develop the fifteen-acre tract of preserved natural area, an advisory committee from Texas A&M University was put into action to work on plans and ideas.
HSLC offers week-long programs for Clinical Rotation students throughout the year for all three senior high schools, in addition to elementary curriculum. HLSC collaborated with Academy High School students to solar power the two buildings in the back.
Since HSLC is part of a school curriculum, there are no planned events during the year except staff events and a Volunteer Appreciation event in the spring.
The curator, Ginger Nelson, takes animals to several other types of organizations such as Child Development Centers, Preschools, Early Childhoods, and Senior High Schools as long as it ties in to their curriculum.