for parents

We offer an array of science-based, hands-on programs about water, wetlands and wildlife for your homeschooler,
Girl Scout and the entire family. You can even turn your child’s birthday into a nature adventure!

homeschool

Our homeschool programs are a blend of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning in a natural setting unlike any other.

Classes meet September through May, and students enjoy a different topic each month. Our curriculum is ideal for ages 6-13.

Identical classes meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday and third Wednesday of the month, giving you two opportunities to attend. All ages are taught together.

Choose any or all of our homeschool classes and register now. Online registration is required.

register online
2022-2023 homeschool flyer

Family Fishing at the Wetland!

Join us for a day of family fishing fun!
Join us for a morning of family fishing fun at the Wetland Center! Families will learn fish identification, knot tying, casting and tackle, and first aid. All equipment is provided for the workshop!
The cost to attend is $10/person.
Register here!

high school summer science camps

Our environmental academic summer camps are full of discovery and fun with an academic twist.

ASI: Aquatic Science Investigation


asi brochure

ASI 2023 Application open January 2023

ASI 2023 Dates
Session 1- June 5-9
Session 2: July 17-21

ASI promotes scholarship and student success for high school students interested in environmental systems and natural resources. A major goal is for students to become aware of water as an important Texas natural resource and the need to conserve it. With a focus on STEM activities and an individual project to be done during the camp, students leave with knowledge and experiences that benefit them in the classroom environment. Students spend the week at the Wetland Center, participating in day trips to other wetland venues.  Below is more information. Take a look to see what to expect at ASI:

Environmental Sustainability Summit (ESS!)


ESS 2023 Application opens January 2023

ESS 2023: June 26-30

ESS! promotes sustainable energy and conservation of natural resources. The goal of this week long program is for participants to become familiar with natural resources and their impact on them and to learn how they can support sustainable practices in their own lives. Students will spend the week at the Wetland Center, traveling to sites that use sustainable practices such as wind or solar farms, farm-to-table businesses and a sustainable dairy farm. Students will determine the next best solution for sustainable practices as they experience different venues and share their insights with their peers. Below is more information.

ess brochure

girl scout programs

Is your Girl Scout interested in water, wetlands and wildlife?

Interested in water, wetland or wildlife? Your Girl Scouts can learn all about wildlife from the smallest insect to the largest mammal that call the wetland home. We offer the following badges:

  • Brownies: Bugs, Wonders of Water, Eco Friend
  • Juniors: Animal Habitats
  • Cadettes: Archery

To find out more about Girl Scout programing, contact Carol Garrison at cgarrison@wetlandcenter.com or call 972-474-9100.

girl scout flyer

birthday celebrations

Turn your child’s birthday into a nature adventure at the Wetland Center! Our parties are designed for ages 4-11.

Choose from three party themes:

Snakes: Our Scaly Skinned Friends

Snakes are such cool animals! Party goers will learn about the unique characteristics of snakes and how they use these features to survive. Kids will have the opportunity to touch the snake at the end of the program.

Bobcats, Coyotes & River Otters, Oh My!

After learning about the native animals of the wetland through presentation skins and skulls, kids will take a walk on the boardwalk to explore and look for clues in nature that let us know these awesome creatures are all around us!

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Hundreds of bird species migrate in and out of our wetland. In this program, kids will discover why birds are important and how their unique structure allows them to survive. Out on the boardwalk, they’ll also learn how to use binoculars to find birds as they take a bird walk.

birthday celebrations flyer

Family Fishing at the Wetland!

Join us for a day of family fishing fun!
Join us for a morning of family fishing fun at the Wetland Center! Families will learn fish identification, knot tying, casting and tackle, and first aid. All equipment is provided for the workshop!
The cost to attend is $10/person.
Register here!