Classes & Programs

The Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) creates an approachable bridge to the outdoors through natural space, the Nature Explore Area, and hands-on environmental education programs. Participants in education programs develop a deeper connection to their environment as they learn about local flora, fauna, natural processes, and sustainability issues. Register for upcoming hikes online. If you would like to receive our weekly emails, please let us know by emailing us.

Register for Fall! 

Fall registration is now open to Coppell residents. Find new ways to stay active with our art camps, pickleball classes, group fitness exercises, nature hikes, and more! This season, we have filled our activity guide with ideas to keep you and your family active over fall and into the winter break along with some news about the Coppell Arts Center grand opening event. Take a look at our fall activity guide and register for a class.

Tell Us About Your Experience

If you have attended a program at the BEC or just explored Coppell Nature Park, tell us about your experience by filling out this short survey. We would love hear what you loved, what can be improved and what you would love to see here in the future! 

EcoExplorer

The EcoExplorer program is now indoors & out! Drop-in during visiting hours to learn about the BEC, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers!

Weekly themes are posted on the BEC Facebook events page. No registration is required.

EcoExplorer Activity Kits

Activity kits are available for purchase during visitor hours and are yours to keep. Each kit contains instructions and materials for a self-guided, hands-on, discovery experience in Coppell Nature Park. Pay on-site with credit/debit card only. Available while supplies last.  

EcoExplorer Activity Kits are available for purchase:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 AM to 12 PM

Nature Adventure Packs

The BEC offers Nature Adventure Packs! Field investigation backpacks are available to rent during Biodiversity Education Center visitor hours. Each backpack contains information and tools for a self-guided, hands-on, discovery experience in Coppell Nature Park. Current themes include insects, birds, and aquatic habitats. Pay on-site with credit/debit card only.   .

Nature Adventure Packs are available for rent:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 AM to 12 PM

Junior Master Naturalist

Inspired by one of our own volunteers, the BEC offers the Junior Master Naturalist program to 4th through 6th graders. This program is modeled after curriculum from the Perot Museum. The experience combines hands-on explorations and outdoor adventures to help young people develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Texas ecosystems. 

Coppell Nature Park Virtual Self-Guided Hikes

Explore the beauty of Coppell Nature Park with these self-guided hikes. Discover the unique characteristics of each habitat found within the nature park. Take the following steps to start your self-guided adventure today!

  1. Download the Flyover Country app on your phone. 
  2. Click the hammer/rocks icon at the bottom left of the screen. 
  3. Type in "Habitats of Coppell Nature Park" into the search bar at the top of the screen and selecting it from the list below.
  4. Once you are in the field guide, you can tap points of interest on the map and find background information from the drop-down menus.