Check out some of our amazing opportunities for high school students!

Junior Master Naturalist

Calling all teens 13-18 who want to learn more about the flora, fauna, and everything else that makes the ecosystem of Texas so unique! Our 9-month Junior Texas Master Naturalist program includes monthly Saturday classes, field trips, & volunteer experience. Students completing the program will receive a certificate in August!

Our program includes 16 hours of class time, 6 hours of field experience, & 20 hrs of volunteer work.

The program costs $150. There are a limited number of scholarships awarded to candidates that complete the program and exemplify the best stewardship during the program.

Class of 2024 registration information coming soon!

summer science camps

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

ASI: Aquatic Science Investigation

ASI 2023 

ASI 2023 Dates
June 5-9

The Aquatic Science Investigations Camp 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. Please email all completed applications to Take a look to see what to expect at ASI:

TSS: Teen Sustainability Summit

TSS 2023 Application due May 5th!

Dates: June 26-30

The Teen Sustainability Summit 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 engage in discussions, determine the next best solution for sustainable practices as they experience different venues and share their insights with their peers. Please email all completed applications to

Review from a Camper

Want to read a review of camps from someone who experienced them?

Read a review by 2022 camper Mehak on her experience with both camps.

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Interested in water, wetlands or wildlife? Your Scouts can learn all about wildlife from the smallest insect to the largest mammal that call the wetland home. To book a Scout program, contact Carol Garrison at or call 972-474-9100.

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Volunteer With Us!

Need volunteer hours for school, a club, or a scholarship? Want to get involved with the center? Click here to learn more about volunteering with the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center!