Upcoming Events

Bird Tours


Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Tour - 1st Saturday Every Month
Join us as we go on a walking bird tour and learn about the birds who live at the Wetland! Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00a.m. With migration here, it is the perfect time to learn the basics of birding. In this beginner to immediate class, you will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds. Enjoy a relaxing morning learning more about the fastest growing spectator sport in America. Free with $5 Admission; Members are Free. Binoculars and Field guides are available for use. For questions contact the Wetland Center.

Advanced Bird Tours - See Dates Below
Join our Master Birder Stewards as they identify and detail the birds of the Wetland. This is an advanced class and the pace will be fast.Those participating are expected to have knowledge regarding bird identification. This tour includes special limited access by carpooling with the Leaders into the Wetland. Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00 a.m. The Advanced Bird Tour hours are 7:00-10:00am. Mark Your Calendars for the Advanced Bird Tour Dates: March 2, 2019 April 6, 2019 April 20, 2019. Preregistration Required.


  • Beginner-Intermediate:
  • Date: First Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 7am-9am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free
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  • Advanced Bird Tour Dates:
  • Date:
    April 6, 2019
    April 20, 2019
  • Time: 7am-10am
  • Cost: $10/Person, $5/Members
  • Preregistration Required

Third Saturday of Every Month

Bunker's Pond Trail Walk

Join us on the newly opened Bunker's Pond Trail and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area as we walk this 1.8 mile loop trail. The trail begins with a walk through a forested area to a true bottom land hardwood forest, then follows the East Fork on the Trinity River and ends on the Wetland levee roads. This trail is great for families and those who are interseted in learning about native trees, flowers, animals and anything else we find along the way! For questions contact the Wetland Center.

  • Date: Third Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 10am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free

Talking With The Eagles

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Eagle Tower Hike
Get your eagle questions answered on a hike to the Eagle Tower with Wetland Stewards Kathy and Bill Nance. At the tower we will watch Bald Eagle activity and share information about the eagles. Come and go as you like, but be prepared to be on your feet for up to 2 hours! Bring a light weight chair if you plan to stay for awhile. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Talking With the Eagles Flyer

  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: FREE with $5.00 admission, Members Free

Free Food...Wild Edibles

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hike with Wetland Steward Bob Richie
On this walk, Wetland Steward Bob Richie will share his passion for urban foraging. We'll start with a quick botany lesson on how to positively identify the plants for which we are looking. We will then search out and try some of the fresh and tasty offerings that grow naturally in the area and discuss some useful and medicinal plants that can be found as well. We will also sample some preserved foraged foods that Bob has collected throughout the year. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Free Food...Wild Edibles flyer

  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $10.00/person admission, Members $5
    Prepaid Reservation Required, Space is Limited

Summer 2019 Teacher Workshop - Project WET

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Project WET Education Workshop will have you exploring the fascinating world of water systems using fun, hands-on educational activities. See flyer for details. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Project WET Education Workshop flyer

  • Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $40.00 Pre-Paid by June 21

Summer 2019 Teacher Workshop - Project WILD

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Project WILD Education Workshop will have you exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. See flyer for details. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Project WILD Eduation Workshop flyer

  • Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $40.00 Pre-Paid by July 5

Summer 2019 Teacher Workshop - Project Learning Tree

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program that uses the forest as a "window to the world" to understand our complex environment, to stimulate critical thinking and to make informed decisions. See flyer for details. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Project Learning Tree flyer

  • Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $65.00 Pre-Paid by July 19, 2019

Summer Professional Development - Texas Aquatic Science

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop is designed to introduce the curriculum, how to best use the activities and supplemental material which enhances the curriculum. See flyer for details. Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.

Texas Aquatic Science flyer

  • Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $20.00 Pre-Paid by July 26, 2019