Education - We Love A Wild Classroom !

Check out this YouTube video made by a high school senior from Richardson ISD.

See Events page for three Summer Teacher Workshops!
4th - 12th School Programs & Education Workshops

The Wetland Center has partnered with regional school districts, wildlife and conservation organizations, and research institutions to develop premier environmental education programs, specializing in Middle School and High School Field Studies.

StudentsThe education programs focus on wetland and river ecosystems, bird migrations and water conservation. Research conducted at the Wetland Center will encompass wetland ecology, riparian ecology and watershed modeling.

The unique environmental education programs of the Wetland Center will give students an opportunity to observe and collect data for research projects. This scientific inquiry method provides real life experience using field and laboratory investigations to solve problems and make informed decisions.


For school groups and organizations who do not have the opportunity to engage in these unique programs, we welcome you to apply for the David Keith Sands Education Fund.

Program Highlights & Teacher Workshops

Field Investigations & Hands-On Science for High School & Middle School.pdf

Field Investigations & Hands-On Science for 4th & 5th Grade.pdf


2018 Summer Teacher Workshops

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Project WILD - Explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities.
Project WILD Flyer

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Texas Aquatic Science - Middle School & High School APES - Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop is designed to introduce the curriculum, how to best use the activities and supplemental material which enhances the curriculum.
Texas Aquatic Science

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Project WET - Explore and share the fascinating world of water systems using fun, hands-on educational activities. Explore more than 50 easy-to-implement lesson plans that help students develop teamwork, decision-making and problem solving skills while learning about the fascinating world of water systems. Incorporate hands-on, investigative, and easy-to-use activities designed to develop 21st-century skills across the curriculum.
Project WET Flyer

Friday, July 6, 2018
Project Learning Tree Workshop - Pre K – 8th Grade - Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program that uses the forest as a “window on the world” to understand our complex environment, to stimulate critical thinking and to make informed decisions.
Project Learning Tree Workshop

Friday, July 13, 2018
Birds...The Nesting Generation - Focusing on 4th & 5th Grade TEKS through Birds! - What better way to teach concepts such as adaptation, changes in ecosystems, functions that allow animals to live and their role in an ecosystem than by visiting the birding hot spot of North Texas! Teachers will leave the workshop with hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom and/or outside, teaching students amazing things that birds have to teach us.
Birds...The Nesting Generation

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wildlife Ecosystems - Focusing on the 4th & 5th Grade TEKS! - Do your students struggle with the concept of energy flow within a habitat and how it affects the different components of ecosystems? This workshop is designed to specifically address those concepts through learning hands-on activities that will help students remember and understand these concepts and meet the TEKS along the way.
Wildlife Ecosystems