Upcoming Events

Talking with the Eagles

Join us this year for a special eagle walk led by Director John DeFillipo and Master Naturalist/Wetland Steward Kathy Nance, and Wetland Steward Bill Nance. Get an in-depth history of the eagles from John, as Bill and Kathy focus their camera lens on the nest and share their view via a computer screen. Approximately 1,200 feet from the new Nest Tree, we will watch Bald Eagle activity and share information about the eagles and answer questions. You will be out at the observation site for approximately 2 hours. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!  
Talking with the Eagles - Eagle Walk registration

  • Eagle Walk
  • Date:  June 12, 2021
  • Time: Morning Program: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Afternoon Program: 1:00pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cost: $15/person; 20 people per program
    must pre-register

Before the S'mores Evening Series

Join us as we begin a Spring series of monthly open-house style programming featuring a variety of themes and activities for the entire family! Each event will include an engaging presentation, crafts for the kids, and guided/self-paced night walks on the boardwalk. We will end each evening with an old fashion campfire with songs and of course s’mores around the campfire! Bring your own seating to enjoy the fire! Space it limited as we follow CDC recommended guidelines.  
Before the S'mores details

  • Before the S'mores Evening Series
  • Date:  June 18
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $15/person 4+

Trinity Trifecta Nature Challenge

Are you looking for something fun and adventurous for the kids this summer? The Trinity Trifecta Nature Challenge is a perfect fit! The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center has partnered with the Trinity River Audubon Center and the Dallas ISD STEM Environmental Education Center, to create the Trinity Trifecta Badge for the 2021 Texas Nature Challenge! Your child will compete to earn the Trinity Trifecta digital badge while learning about the local plants and animals of the Trinity Water Shed. A swag bag and entry into a prize drawing for really cool prizes are all part of the fun. If you have questions email us at contact@wetlandcenter.com or call 972-474-9100. Details are in the flyer.  
Trinity Trifecta Challenge flyer

  • Date: April 7 through July 31, 2021

  • Where: Trinity River Audubon
    Dallas Environmental Education Center
    John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

    Cost: Entry fees at some locations

Onsite Programming

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Onsite Programming

  • Onsite Programming Flyers

Girl Scout Workshops

Calling all Girl Scouts!


Check out the Wetland Center if you are needing animal or environmental stewardship badges. We are offering several this spring - don't miss the opportunity to earn your next badge!
Girl Scout Workshops Flyer

  • Date: May 8, 29
  • Cost: $10 per Girl Scout; $5 per adult

Family Fun Days

Summer Fun for the whole family!


Join us this summer for any or all of our awesome Family Fun Day programs. Follow the Incredible Journey of Water, Journal and Draw with Nature Journaling for Kids, Learn about Birds of the Wetland, Discover the interconnectivity of food chains and food webs, Explore the world of insects, Take the Ick out of Ichthyology (fish), Learn basic outdoor survival skills and Study how Wetland Plants clean the water! Each program takes place on Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm. Click on the Family Fun Days flyer for program details and Registration.
Family Fun Days Flyer & Registration

  • Date: June 16, 30, July 7, 14, 21,
    August 4, 11, 18, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Cost: $7 per person, this includes children and adults

Nature Storytime

It's Story Time!


Do your little ones enjoy being in nature? Join us with your 3-5 yr. old and learn how to appreciate nature through story books and exploration. Make a craft, sing songs plus hands on activities are all part of the fun. Please Register by clicking on the Nature Storytime Flyer.
Nature Storytime Flyer & Registration

  • Date: June 8, 29, July 13, 27, August 10, 24
  • Time: 10:00-11:00 am
  • Cost: $6/child

Wetland Birthday Celebrations

Turn your child's birthday into a nature adventure at the Wetland Center! Choose from three birthday party themes - Snakes our Scaly Skinned Friends; Bobcats, Coyotes & River Otters, Oh My!; or Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Parties are designed for ages 4-11 years.
Turn your birthday into an adventure!
Wetland Birthday Party Celebration flyer
Click here for Registration for Wetland Birthday Celebrations

  • Wetland Birthday Celebrations
  • Date: Available on Saturdays
  • Time: 10am-12pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Cost: $225 for up to 25 attendees ages 1 and up

Guided Bird Tours - First Saturday of the Month


Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Tour
We have postponed the First Saturday Bird Walks for the rest of the summer. They will start back in October. If you have any questions, email contact@wetlandcenter.com
Walk & Talk Bird Tour

  • Beginner-Intermediate: This program will be cancelled if it is raining on the day of the event.
  • Date: POSTPONED until October 2021
  • Time:
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free

Boardwalk Tours - Third Saturday of the Month

What better way to enjoy the wetland than by getting into the wetland via our boardwalk.

Guided Boardwalk Tour
  • Date: Third Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 10am-11:30am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free