Introduce your students to nature and customized programming to reinforce TEKS-aligned science concepts.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that all programs are on hold during this pandemic. The programs listed may change, become virtual or be eliminated, pending resources and conditions that make the programs safe for everyone. Contact us for more information.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center offers exciting field trips and academic programs that strengthen students’ science process skills. We offer young learners the opportunity to connect with nature and experience the outdoors year-round, either at our center or on your campus.
Our center is located in a 3,000+ acre greenbelt within the White Rock Escarpment that extends northward from the Texas Hill Country. The ecosystems of east, west, and central Texas converge in this region. Ideally situated in the southwestern quadrant of Dallas County, we typically see students from schools located in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster, Arlington, Mansfield, Midlothian, Waxahachie, Red Oak, Lewisville, Irving, Garland, Richardson, Fort Worth, Alvarado, Frost, and other surrounding cities.
At our environmental education center in Cedar Hill, students explore hands-on exhibits, hike, engage in conservation activities and see live animals up close. Academic programs are designed to encourage students to improve science and critical thinking skills while introducing them to the wonders of nature.
Our educators can also bring nature to your classroom with programs designed to enhance STEM skills and connect to our Audubon mission of conserving habitat for birds and all wildlife.
Programs can include interactive hikes, scientific journals, animal encounters, and kayaking. We introduce thousands of students to the outdoors each school year. Through hands-on learning, science concepts are reinforced while students find an appreciation for and understanding of local ecosystems and wildlife adaptations.
This is an EXCELLENT program! The students absolutely love coming and learning.
- Teacher at High Pointe Elementary, Cedar Hill ISD
Great hands-on experience. Our students enjoyed their visit here.
- Teacher at Robert E Lee Elementary, Grand Prairie ISD
Our signature four-hour TEKS-aligned program with a live bird of prey encounter (Grades K-12)
Choose from reptiles, amphibians, and snails for this live encounter (All ages)