Wetland Center offers summer education programs

Wetland Center Summer Education Programs

The school year may be over, but learning never stops. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is offering some great summer education programs for the public, including several workshops for educators.

The Wetland Center sits in the middle of the East Fork Water Reuse Project – the largest man-made wetland in the country for water supply. Not only does this supplement and naturally filter our water supply, it doubles as one of the most interesting wildlife habitats in North Texas. If you haven’t visited yet, the Wetland Center is a unique experience and offers a number of summer educational opportunities.


If you are an educator of any kind, the Wetland Center has exciting workshops planned.  Throughout the summer, you can experience hands-on workshops in wildlife, aquatic systems, and water quality and conservation. Here are the teacher workshops planned this summer:

Thursday, June 29 –Project Aquatic WILD
Friday, July 14 – Project WILD
Thursday, July 27 – Project WET


Jewels of the Air is an exciting program on dragonflies. Wetland Steward Tom Fleming will talk about the types of dragonflies found in the wetland, their behavior and their unique anatomy that makes them one of the most amazing insects!  After some classroom time, you will go out to look for and identify these jewels for yourself.

DATE:  June 17
ACTIVITY LEVEL: beginner/intermediate

The first Saturday of the month is a Walk & Talk Bird Tour. During this walk, you will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds.

DATES:  July 1, August 5
ACTIVITY LEVEL: beginner/intermediate

The third Saturday of the month is a monthly Bunker’s Pond Trail Walk. During this walk, you will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area along a 1.8-mile loop trail. This trail is great for families and those who are interested in learning about native trees, flowers, animals and anything else we find along the way!

DATES:  June 17, July 15, August 19
ACTIVITY LEVEL: beginner/intermediate

For more information about any of the programs listed above, email Linda Dunn, Education Manager at ldunn@wetlandcenter.com, call 972-474-9100, or visit www.wetlandcenter.com.