Wild By Nature Series June 1–July 27 Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Center

Date/Time

June 01, 2022 to July 27, 2022
10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Location

Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park View map
367 Freeport Parkway,
Coppell, TX, 75019

Additional Information

Description

Wild By Nature Series is a free program designed for families and youth ages 3–14. Drop in during open hours to explore interactive learning stations inside the Biodiversity Education Center or on the trails of Coppell Nature Park.

Each program is held on Wednesdays in June and July from 10am to noon. Please arrive with enough time to complete activities before the close time. Registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

June 1: Creativity in Nature
Nature is a source of inspiration to artists of all types. Explore the various ways experiences in nature can be expressed through drawing, writing and drama. Discover your inner artist by practicing each of these mediums.

June 8: Backyard Bugs 
Discover the unique characteristics of insects and their important roles in the ecosystem. Encounter the different types of insects that live in Coppell Nature Park. Learn why insect populations declining and how YOU can help. 

June 15: Nature’s Master Minds
Discover the amazing ways wildlife adapts to survive in the environment. Learn about different body structures and seemingly strange behaviors of plants and animals. Explore the different materials, designs, and techniques animals use to build structures and how these inspire human invention.

June 22: Soil Detectives
Get your hands dirty as you learn about the components of healthy soil and how soil is made. Explore different types of soil at Coppell Nature Park while learning the importance of soil conservation. Use forensic knowledge of soils to solve a crime.

June 29: Winging It
Fly down to the Biodiversity Education Center to learn about birds. Explore their unique characteristics and adaptations, meet some residents of Coppell Nature Park, and experience the challenges of a migration journey. Discover how YOU can help birds by protecting and creating their habitat.

July 6: Boneless Beauties
Explore the differences between animals with backbones and those without. Compare body sizes, structures, and other adaptations. Discover skulls, shells, exoskeletons, molts, decomposers, and bioindicators. Meet some of the vertebrates and invertebrates that live in Coppell Nature Park along the way.

July 13: Riparian Ramble
What unique properties of water make it essential for all life? How does water changes form as it travels through the water cycle? How does water become polluted, and how might we conserve this precious natural resource? Explore Cottonwood Creek and learn how to assess the health of an aquatic habitat.

July 20: Bee a Pollinator
Pollination is a fascinating example of interdependence between plants and animals in an ecosystem. Learn how plants reproduce and meet some local pollinating animals. Discover just how much humans depend on pollinators, why populations are declining, and how YOU can help.

July 27: Keep CNP Beautiful
Discover the many ways YOU can help keep Coppell Nature Park beautiful! Learn which materials can be reduced, recused, or recycled. Take a tour of the Biodiversity Education Center’s sustainable design features and build a solar-powered car. Learn how YOU can contribute to scientific research by recording your observations of wildlife while minimizing your impact on nature.

Also happening at Coppell Nature Park this summer:

EcoExplorer Visitor Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9–10am
Drop by to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you’re here, visit our resource rooms to learn about the local environment through self-guided activities. Then take what you’ve learned with you on the trails to become an EcoExplorer. Themes are posted on the BEC Facebook events page. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

FCNP Guided Hikes
Saturdays, June 4, July 2 and August 6 from 9–10am
Join the Friends of Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem.Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required (www.coppellactivities.com).

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.