CHARLOTTE DAVIS BURNS SCIENCE RESOURCE CENTER (SRC)


  • Burns

MISSION

  • The mission of the Charlotte Davis Burns Science Resource Center is to support and enrich the science program in Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. so that our graduates will achieve the goal of scientific literacy. 

DETAILED MAPS

  • Charlotte Davis Burns Science Resource Center
    (located at 11206 Telge Road across the street from Arnold Middle School)
  • Nature Trails
    at 12424 Huffmeister
    (located behind Millsap Elementary - please park on Shaft Rd).

VOLUNTEER HELP IS NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

    • Scheduled deliveries of materials to schools
    • Lab kit prep - cut, count and bag materials for lab kits used in science classrooms
    • Gardening - our many gardens are constantly in need of weeding
    • Field trips - assist with Animal Odyssey, Gulf Mysteries, EcoAdventure and for 3rd & 5th grade nature trails
    • Demo Training
    • List of Donations/Materials Needed
    • Big Events (These dates may change due to a variety of circumstances.  Please call the school to confirm.)

FIELD TRIPS

  • Animal Odyssey - Each school may schedule a 2-hour teacher led field trip for kindergarten students. The students visit stations to learn characteristics of fish, reptiles, birds, and small mammals and will see live examples of each. Volunteers may be trained to assist teachers at the station of their choice.

    Gulf Mysteries – This field trip for the 1st graders is run by teachers. Students explore the Gulf of Mexico and learn about its inhabitants. Plants and animals living in this ocean environment have many interesting adaptations that allow their needs to be met. Students will also identify various ways living organisms depend on each other and the environment. Volunteer training is not required.

    EcoAdventure - This field trip for the 2nd graders is run by teachers and provides instruction about different habitats and the plants and animals found in each one. The students will make a variety of plant and animal models to take home with them. Volunteer training is not required.

    3rd Grade Nature Trails –Every 3rd grader visits the nature trails to learn about a forest ecosystem including the weather and plants and animals found there. Volunteers may run a station or assist a teacher at a station. Training for volunteers at a station is required.

    5th Grade Nature Trails – Every 5th grader visits the nature trails to participate in a variety of environmental activities to learn about plant and animal life found in the trees, on the ground, and in the pond. Volunteers may run a station or assist a teacher at a station. Training for volunteers at a station is required.

SRC CALENDAR

  • VIPS Training Calendar

SRC Office

STAFF

  • Front desk: 
    SRC@cfisd.net
    Theresia Mattern
    281-897-4004
    281-897-4005 Fax

    Animal lab: 281-897-4121

    Manager: 
    David Wallace
    Donations, Student Volunteers, Tours
    281-897-4007 

    Curriculum Specialist:
    Laurel Frank
    Demos, Order Processing, VIPS
    281-897-4695

    Lab Technicians:
    Lauren Ball
    Planetariums, Lab Kits
    281-897-4168

    Linda Haywood
    Online orders
    281-897-4008

    Jessica Joyce
    Animal lab
    281-897-4006

    Ray Anderson 
    Animal lab
    281-897-4009