Education - We Love A Wild Classroom !

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The Wetland Center has partnered with regional school districts, wildlife and conservation organizations, and research institutions to develop premier environmental education programs specializing in Middle School and High School Field Studies. The education programs focus on wetland and river ecosystems, bird migrations and water conservation. Research conducted at the Wetland Center will encompass wetland ecology, riparian ecology and watershed modeling.

Environmental Education Programs

The unique environmental education programs of the Wetland Center will give students an opportunity to observe and collect data for research projects. This scientific inquiry method provides real life experience using field and laboratory investigations to solve problems and make informed decisions.

Spring 2021 School Programs

Live from the Wetland Virtual Programming
Join one of our team members in the field as we collect and analyze biotic and abiotic factors for water quality.

Onsite Programming & Scholarships
All programs are hands-on, field experiences, giving our students real world experience to learn in. Click to learn more!

Virtual Discoveries
Enjoy the wetland through our Virtual Discovery Series. Take time to rejuvenate and revive your love for nature, enjoying the wetland from your home or office.

ASI: Aquatic Science Investigations Camp

Looking for a fun camp for your 10th-12th grade child that is full of discovery, fun and has an academic twist? Look no more! ASI: Aquatic Science Investigations, June 21-25, 2021, is the answer. The Wetland Center is holding a week long camp focusing on wetland environments which includes day trips to Texas wetlands, data collecting and analysis and a whole lot of fun as your child spends the entire week at the Center. Evenings will be spent learning about astronomy, nocturnal animals, night hikes and campfires. There is no cost to this program thanks to a grant from Oncor Electric Delivery. Space is limited to 10 students. Participants will be chosen based on an application process. Applications are due May 21, 2021. For questions contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or email
ASI Complete flyer and Application form

Home School Programs

2020-2021 Wednesday Home School Program Schedule
Exciting new classes are scheduled to begin at the Wetland Center in September 2020.
Register here for Wednesday Home School Programs

Children's In-Person Programs

PREK Nature Storytime
Do your little ones enjoy being in nature? Come and join us as your 3-5 year old learns how to appreciate nature through story books and explorations. Making a craft, singing songs and hands-on activities are all part of the fun.

Wetland Explorers
Hands-on & Feet Wet Programming - Give your child a taste of the wetland at one of our Live! At the Wetland programs. Live! At the Wetland programs are split by age level 5-10 years and 11-16 years. All classes are a hands-on, field experience for your child.