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Youth Education

Quinta Mazatlan provides education programs that support the development of our young leaders…inspiring youth to enjoy and appreciate the environment. Children who care about birds and wildlife will learn to be more environmentally savvy in order to protect native habitat. Our lesson plans include both indoor classroom activities and outdoor Thornforest walks.


Buckets of Fun on Thursdays

Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movement, and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities.

Nature Nights on Tuesday Nights

Bring the family to Quinta Mazatlan every Tuesday to search for wild creatures of the night, such as scorpions, spiders, frogs, snakes, owls, and more! Every Tuesday during the Summer from 8:30-9:30 pm.

Nature Tots on Saturday Mornings

A special hour of "nature play" designed specifically for our youngest visitors- ages 1-3. Children explore the feelings and sounds of a variety of nature items, such as sands, rocks, water, sticks, and mud in hands-on exploratory stations set up in a different weekly theme.

School Science FIELD TRIPS

Lessons designed using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as a framework for addressing Science and Social studies objectives

High School & College Guided Trail Tours

Site naturalists will guide the youth through the Thornforest studying both flora and fauna of the Rio Grande Valley.

Youth and Scout Programs

A variety of themed programs offer students the opportunity to work toward a badge or goal of their choice.

Service Learning

The service program is a teaching and learning strategy that enriches a student’s life and strengthens the community. Students will gain an awareness of their environment and gain a sense of empowerment to take action to affect change for themselves and others!

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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