Education - We Love A Wild Classroom !

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

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.



Thanks to the generosity of the Lyda Hill Foundation, we are pleased to offer qualifying schools admission/transportation scholarships for field studies to the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. To apply for funds, please verify that your school meets the eligibility critera and submit the Application and Education Agreement forms to:
Lyda Hill Foundation Scholarship Guidelines
Lyda Hill Foundation Scholarship Application Form

Program Highlights

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

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