NEW OFFERINGS FOR 6-8 year olds. Keep checking back. We will be updating classes for new age groups soon.
explore nature through hands‐on activities, science experiments, nature
lessons, stories, hikes, and
crafts. Please wear closed toed shoes, clothing appropriate for outdoor
weather, and bring water in a
refillable container appropriate for a child to carry on their own. Course
topics are carefully chosen to
allow children to experience many of these animals at their most active or
interesting times during their
Instruction includes ample time on our more than 700 acres of trails, classroom time as needed to
conduct experiments, hands‐on experience with wildlife, and small group instruction led by an
experienced, credentialed teacher who is passionate about nature.
Classes are held Wednesday afternoons from 1pm‐3pm.
Tuition: Members‐ $280 for 14 classes
Non‐Members‐ $310 for 14 classes
February- Birds!-Birds of prey are an impressive and important part of our ecosystem. Learn about a variety of birds of prey that call north Texas home, why they are critical to a balanced healthy ecosystem, and what we can do to ensure their survival. Then help us prepare for nesting season for birds large and small at the preserve and in your own backyard.
February 19th-Birds of Prey
February 26th- Nesting Season
March-Arachnids and Arthropods- Arthropods come in many shapes and sizes and include insects, spiders, and crustaceans. This month we will learn about some of the most helpful arthropods living among us.
March 5th- Spectacular Spiders!
March 12th- Lucky Ladybugs and Other Beneficials
March 19th- Bumblebees and Butterflies
March 26th- Springy Springtails and Other Decomposers
April-Spring Babies- Spring has sprung once April has begun and that means lots of babies of all kinds. We will focus on reptiles and amphibians this month as they wake up to the warm air, become more active, nests are made, eggs are hatching, and tadpoles begin to show up in the pond. Learn how to identify, protect, and even encourage certain species of lizards, snakes, and frogs to live in your own garden at home. Natural pest control at your service!
April 2nd- Hatching Herps (think Reptiles and Amphibians!)
April 9th- Tadpoles to Toads
April 16th- Snakes AWAKE!
April 30th- Alligators, Lizards, and Turtles…Oh My!
May- Life in Micro!- We break out the microscopes this month to discover the life not seen by the naked eye. There are more living creatures in one handful of soil than there are people living on the planet Earth…let’s find out what they are and why these creatures are so important. We will look at everything from critters in the soil to critters in the water and you will never look at the world quite the same once you become aware of the microscopic life all around us every day.
May 7th- Soil Life
May 14th- Pond Life
May 21st- Prairie Life
May 28th- Life in a Garden
Learn more about upcoming
and ongoing events.