For Individual Families
Exploring Nature Series
Budding Curiosity: The Budding Nature Series lays a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature. Young learners are invited to explore the natural world through stories, hands-on exploration, and crafting activities that inspire a sense of wonder. Participants will become familiar with the basic characteristics of our local wildlife. While BEC staff provide instruction, adult caregivers are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s learning. Learn more and register here.
Blooming Curiosity: The Blooming Nature Series is a drop-off program that expands the learner’s perception of nature by considering local wildlife in the context of its environment through indoor learning stations and field-based discoveries in Coppell Nature Park. Learn more and register here.
Drop by to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and available programs and services. While here, visit the resource rooms to learn about the local environment through self-guided activities. Take what you’ve learned on the trails to become an EcoExplorer! No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For Co-Ops or Groups
Fill out the Field Trip Request Form to set up a field trip!
The Biodiversity Education Center is a Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) certified field site. Learn more about TAS curriculum.
Facilitated Group Activities
Facilitated group activities are given upon request.
- Stream Testing: Learn how to conduct basic water tests and what the results mean, as well as identify aquatic macroinvertebrates.
- Geocaching: Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology, and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.
- Citizen Science: Citizen Science is a collaboration between professional scientists and any members of the general public who are interested in protecting our environment. Acting as citizen scientists, people of all ages, experience levels, and interests work to help gather different kinds of data about nature. This data is used to advance research, advise land managers, and inform policy makers.