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Biodiversity Education Center

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Coppell, TX 75019
972-304-3581


Nestled on 66 acres of nature preserve in Wagon Wheel Park, the Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park creates an approachable bridge to the outdoors and promotes and provides hands-on environmental education. Participants of the education programs, for both school and the com​munity, observe and learn about local flora, fauna, and environmental sustain​ability issues, as well as develop a deeper connection to their environment through nature.

The Biodiversity Education Center is a “green” constructed ​building. The project receives power from 96 solar panels​ and includes a cistern that captures 9,400 gallons of rain water. Landscaping around the Center features Texas native and adaptive plants, reducing water consumption and providing a habitat for wildlife such as butterflies, hummingbirds, birds and bees. 

Volunteer with us:

Adult Volunteers​

Youth Volunteers​​

The Biodiversity Education Center is only open to the public during center program offerings.

View the kWh generated with the solar panels at the Biodiversity Education Center. ​

Classes & Programs

The Biodiversity Education Center offers a wide variety of community programs for all ages including environmental and gardening education classes, outdoor recreation, tours, and community improvement days. The Friends of the Coppell Nature Park, ​City of Coppell, Keep Coppell Beautiful, Coppell ISD, and Northlake College, work collectively to offer exceptional environmental education programs.​​​ 

Click on an image below to view class offerings
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​Coppell Nature Park

Stay up t​o date with the Friends of the Coppell Nature Park via their website or Facebook.  Check out their lecture series or sign up to help them maintain the trails each third Saturday of the month. Always think SAFETY FIRST​ at the Coppell Nature Park.​ 


​Reservations

View building availability and upcoming events


COPPELL NON-PROFIT RESERVATIONS

Coppell Non-profit 501(c) 3 Organizations can request reservations.  Youth organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H and American Heritage Girls are asked to submit requests using the non-profit form.  Reservation Form and Rental Information​

EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUESTS

The Biodiversity Education Center helps students connect with nature by offering facilitated programs and building use to Coppell ISD and community groups free of charge.*

Facilitated Programs

The BEC offers a variety of group learning activities that help students connect with nature. These include themed lessons, hikes and games. You may find descriptions of each activity in the activity lists below. Most activities are about 30 minutes in duration and accommodate a group of about 20 students. They can be used individually or in combination to accommodate a larger group or longer program. Activities are facilitated by BEC staff or trained volunteers, and a minimum number of adult chaperones from the visiting group is required. If your group would like to request a facilitated program, please submit a completed Education Program Request Form to bec@coppelltx.gov at least 30 days prior to the requested program date. BEC staff will email a confirmation and further instructions when the request is received. Program times and activities may be limited by staff/trained volunteer availability. 

Did you know? The BEC offers joint field trips with Life Safety Park. For more information, visit the LSP website: www.lifesafetypark.org 
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Building Use

If your group would like to utilize the BEC for educational purposes, but does not require BEC facilitators for activities, please complete a Reservation Request Form. You may view the events calendar for availability.

*Facilitated programs and building use are available to educational institutions outside CISD and Coppell city limits on a case-by-case basis and will depend on available resources.

 

To see other ecofriendly initiatives sponsored by th​e City of Coppell, visit coppelltx.gov/sustainability.
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