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 Programs

Spring 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 winter and spring break. Take a look at our Fall 2023 activity guide and register for a class.


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! No registration is required.

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. 

Exploring Nature Series

The Biodiversity Education Center is helping to raise the next generation of environmental stewards! Each month participants are introduced to a different aspect of nature. Learning activities are aligned with state education standards and content is progressively reinforced through age groups. Register for sessions according to your age, availability, and learning interests.

Budding Nature Series Classes (Ages 4 - 9)

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.

Americans with Disabilities Notice

The City of Coppell acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities who require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Coppell sponsored public programs, services, and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals makes requests for these services seventy-two (72) hours – three (3) business days ahead of the scheduled program, service, and/or meeting. To make arrangements, contact Kori Allen, ADA Coordinator, or other designated official at (972) 462-0022, or (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX 1-800-735-2989).