Upcoming Events

ASI: Aquatic Science Investigations Camp

Looking for a fun camp for your 10th-12th grade child that is full of discovery, fun and has an academic twist? Look no more! ASI: Aquatic Science Investigations, June 21-25, 2021, is the answer. The Wetland Center is holding a week long camp focusing on wetland environments which includes day trips to Texas wetlands, data collecting and analysis and a whole lot of fun as your child spends the entire week at the Center. Evenings will be spent learning about astronomy, nocturnal animals, night hikes and campfires. There is no cost to this program thanks to a grant from Oncor Electric Delivery. Space is limited to 10 students. Participants will be chosen based on an application process. Applications are due May 21, 2021. For questions contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
ASI Complete flyer and Application form

  • Date: June 21-25, 2021
  • Applications Due: May 21, 2021
  • Location: JBSWC

Before the S'mores Evening Series

Join us as we begin a Spring series of monthly open-house style programming featuring a variety of themes and activities for the entire family! Each event will include an engaging presentation, crafts for the kids, and guided/self-paced night walks on the boardwalk. We will end each evening with an old fashion campfire with songs and of course s’mores around the campfire! Bring your own seating to enjoy the fire! Space it limited as we follow CDC recommended guidelines.  
Before the S'mores details

  • Before the S'mores Evening Series
  • Date:  Feb.19; April16; May21; June 18
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $15/person 4+

Onsite Programming

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Onsite Programming

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Wild Edibles - Nature's Bounty!

Wetland Steward Bob Richie will share his passion for urban foraging. We'll start with a quick botany lesson on how to positively identify the plants we'll be looking for. Then we'll search out and try some of the fresh and tasty offerings that grow naturally in the area, discussing the practical and medicinal uses of them.

Bob Richie is a Dallas native who raises bees, chickens, rabbits, cats and dogs. He likes almost everthing outdoors. An amateur naturalist since an early age, he has spent much of his life outdoors. When Bob's not outside, he works for an architectural firm in Deep Ellum and is the owne of The Custom Coop Company, which builds custom chicken coops. Bob is a certified Texas Master Naturalist.

Wild Edible Walk Flyer
Register for Wild Edible Walk
  • Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $20.00

Girl Scout Workshops

Calling all Girl Scouts!

Check out the Wetland Center if you are needing animal or environmental stewardship badges. We are offering several this spring - don't miss the opportunity to earn your next badge!
Girl Scout Workshops Flyer

  • Date: March 13, 20; April 10, 24; May 8, 29
  • Cost: $10 per Girl Scout; $5 per adult

Wetland Birthday Celebrations

Turn your child's birthday into a nature adventure at the Wetland Center! Choose from three birthday party themes - Snakes our Scaly Skinned Friends; Bobcats, Coyotes & River Otters, Oh My!; or Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Parties are designed for ages 4-11 years.
Turn your birthday into an adventure!
Wetland Birthday Party Celebration flyer
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  • Wetland Birthday Celebrations
  • Date: Available on Saturdays
  • Time: 10am-12pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Cost: $225 for up to 25 attendees ages 1 and up

Guided Bird Tours - First Saturday of the Month

Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Tour
Join us as we go on a walking bird tour and learn about the birds who live at the Wetland!
Walk & Talk Bird Tour

  • Beginner-Intermediate: This program will be cancelled if it is raining on the day of the event.
  • Date: First Saturday of the month
  • Time: 7am-9am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free

Boardwalk Tours - Third Saturday of the Month

What better way to enjoy the wetland than by getting into the wetland via our boardwalk.

Guided Boardwalk Tour
  • Date: Third Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 10am-11:30am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free