Pre-registration for fall classes begins May 10th

Check back soon for class topics and descriptions!

 

Home School Workshops

NEW OFFERINGS FOR 6-8 year olds.  Keep checking back.  We will be updating classes for new age groups soon.

Children will 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 life cycle.
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

**We will prorate tuition!  Give us a call so we can assist you.  817-491-6333**  

**Spaces are still available**

Eventbrite - Home School Classes

 

 

hummingbird

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

 

 spider eyes

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

 

tadpole

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!

 

macro dandelion

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

         
         

 

 We help put the 'S' in STEM

News from the Nature Center

Signage coming to Bluebird Trail thanks to Leadership Southlake! Check out this video to learn more.

NBC 5 aired a story on Talk Street about Bob Jones and the Nature Center in celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 PM.
Here's a link to the related print story.

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