programs

Come immerse yourself in nature and enjoy all it has to offer.

ongoing tours

1st Saturday Walk & Talk Bird Tour

Join us to learn about the birds that live at the wetland. Led by master birders, this tour is geared for beginning and intermediate birders. You’ll learn how to use binoculars and field guides, keep a life list and identify birds. It’s the perfect way to learn the basics of birding. Plan for a walk over uneven surfaces. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Binoculars can be checked out for the walk. Suitable for ages 10+.

When
1st Saturday of the month, 7:30-9:30 a.m., September – May

Reservations
The Walk & Talk Bird Tours will resume in September 2022.
Register now

Price
$10; includes admission.

3rd Saturday Guided Boardwalk Tour

As your guide leads you down the boardwalk into the wetland, you’ll learn about this special ecosystem’s flora and fauna and the fascinating history of the property. Topics also include the innovative design of the wetland, the relationship the wetland has with water supply and the interaction between human engineering and nature. Dress for the weather and bring water.

When
3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Reservations
Not required. If your group is 10 or more, please call the Center to schedule a separate program.

Price
Free with admission

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

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!

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