The CAST22 Field Guide to Science TEKS in the City highlights six scientific learning locales in Dallas, featuring science activities for groups and individuals, TEKS-related content and guiding questions, fun facts, and more! The locations include:
Many of the locations featured are free to the public, and others have special discounts for CAST attendees and educators.
The Field Guide to Science TEKS in the City is free to use before, during, and after CAST22. The Field Guide can be accessed online via PDF or via the STATCAST mobile app. You can print the PDF if needed. A limited number of copies will be available onsite at CAST22. You can embark on a self-guided tour of one, several, or all of the Field Guide learning locales. Grab a friend or colleague, or set out on a solo excursion!
Prefer a group experience? Volunteer-guided tours of several of the locales will be offered during CAST22. The tours will open to CAST22 attendees free of charge—travel will be provided by the CAST22 shuttle bus and the DART system. Attendees will just need to cover the cost of a DART pass ($6/day).
Driving? Check out the interactive map here for driving instructions to the learning locales via Google Maps.
Using the Dallas Streetcar, bus, or light rail? You can travel around Dallas via Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). To ride DART trains and buses, purchase a Local, Adult Day Pass on your phone with the DART GoPass app or pay with any tap-enabled card or device at any DART light rail station each time you board. To start your journey, you can take the CAST22 shuttle bus from the Hilton Anatole to the nearest DART station at Dallas Market Center. The shuttle will run 7:00 AM–7:00 PM Thursday and Friday, and 7:00 AM–3:00 PM Saturday.
Returning to the Anatole via DART? The Market Center station is the closest stop to the Hilton Anatole Dallas. You can take the CAST22 shuttle bus from the Market Center to the Hilton Anatole on your return. The shuttle will run 7:00 AM–7:00 PM Thursday and Friday, and 7:00 AM–3:00 PM Saturday. For more information about the DART as well as the schedules, click here.
Prefer to rideshare? Rideshares, such as Lyft or Uber, are also an option for getting around Dallas.
The Field Guide includes guiding questions related to the Science TEKS. At each locale, you might consider: What connections to math, technology, engineering, and/or social studies might you make through this experience? What connections might students make? If needed, you can refer to the TEKS via the links below, or download this TEKS mobile app.
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