Utilize our teacher workshops and other educational resources to help enrich student learning.

Teachers are critically important advocates of the life sciences. At Crowe's Nest Farm, we work hard to help teachers enhance their students' understanding and appreciation of agriculture and wildlife. Beyond our everyday educational activities at the farm, we provide workshops and in-service programs covering basic agriculture, livestock husbandry and products, Texas-native wildlife, and injured wildlife rehabilitation. We also facilitate school garden programs and classroom incubation programs with fertilized chicken eggs.

All of Crowe's Nest Farm's educational activities operate under the direction of Dr. Diane Crowe, who has over 40 years' experience as an educator, 27 of which as an elementary school principal. She is an international speaker for the National Science Teachers Association of America and recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • Austin Humane Society's
    "Humanitarian of the Year"
  • Texas Land Commission's
    "Environmental Education Award"
  • Science Teachers Association of Texas'
    "Distinguished Leadership Award in Science Education"

Contact us to set up a workshop or an educational consultation.


Our Founders

Crowe's Nest Farm was started by a determined life-long public educator with a passion for children and life sciences. Dr. Diane Crowe began Crowe's Nest Farm as a result of a growing collection of animals and gardens at her schools.

Executive Director, Farmer Dave Williams, has helped bring Dr. Crowe's dreams to fruition over the years. Dave graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is known as a "Jack of All Trades" to his friends and family. Farmer Dave has been with Crowe's Nest since it's creation in 1983 and has championed the growth of the farm's educational outreach in multiple fields. His passion and drive to succeed have brought the farm from it's humble beginnings to the 21st century.