THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY

We will be open April 8, 2024 from 11AM – 4PM

to watch this amazing astronomical phenomenon!

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JOHN BUNKER SANDS WETLAND CENTER

We Love A Wild Classroom

EXPLORE | DISCOVER | LEARN
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Immerse Yourself in the Wetland!

Have a wonderful visit and we look forward to seeing you!

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education

Hands-on, Feet-Wet Education!

Public, private and homeschool programs available.

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programs & events

Time in nature improves overall health.

Join us for programs for all ages full of fun and discovery.

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JOHN BUNKER SANDS WETLAND CENTER

Did you know …

john bunker sands wetland center

Our mission

The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center’s mission is to educate the public and provide research opportunities in the areas of water reuse, quality and supply; wildlife conservation; and wetland systems.

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We need your support to sustain our regionally and nationally recognized team and programs. Explore the many ways you can be part of our conservation and education mission.

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A unique public-private partnership

Located in the middle of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s East Fork Water Reuse Project, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is the result of a unique private-public partnership between The Rosewood Corporation and the Water District.

“The Aquatic Science Investigations program was one of the best experiences of my life … having access to those natural areas and professionals has helped me realize that I absolutely want to work in the environmental field.”

AQUATIC SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS SUMMER CAMP STUDENT

“What I enjoyed most about the Wetland Center was going out and actually being in nature. We weren’t looking at pictures, videos, or through a window at nature, but we were really in it.”

5th GRADE TEACHER, MESQUITE ISD

“The staff was phenomenal working with the youth. They learned so much about conservation and water usage … important teaching points in today’s world. The kids even helped in preparation of their meals over an outdoor cooker, which was a highlight! You know it’s been a great time when kids give a resounding ‘Can we go back next year?!'”

PARENT OF STUDENT