Biodiversity Education Center

EcoExplorer Hours Canceled Monday, 1/29 - Friday, 2/9

The Biodiversity Education Center is getting a refresh! New furniture will be installed, and staff offices as well as education spaces will be rearranged to enhance the visitor experience. EcoExplorer visitor hours will not be offered Monday, January 29 - Friday, February 9 while these exciting changes are underway. The Nature Explore Playground and Coppell Nature Park trails will remain open.

Icon with text overlay: Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field SiteThe Biodiversity Education Center is a Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) certified field site. Learn more about TAS curriculum. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. The curriculum consists of an online student textbook, a teacher guide, specially produced videos, and supplementary materials.

The Biodiversity Education Center is dedicated to providing our community a positive experience in nature through our environmental education and outdoor recreation programs.

Register for Classes!

Stay active with Coppell Community Experiences classes and other programs! From sports and fitness, to environmental education and creative arts, we offer fun for all ages and interests. Take a look at our Winter/Spring 2024 Activity Guide and register for a class. (Click to view the accessible catalog)

Map of Coppell Nature ParkDirections to the BEC

Located on the west side of Coppell within Wagon Wheel Park, Coppell Nature Park (CNP) and the BEC may be accessed through the main entrance of Wagon Wheel at Freeport Parkway. Follow the drive all the way down and to the right where you will see parking spots near our park kiosk and a lone batting cage next to the baseball fields. Once parked, it is a short walk following the middle concrete path down to the BEC building. Reference the CNP park map for more details. If you need additional directions, please call 
972-304-3581.

Green Building Design

The Biodiversity Education Center was designed with "green" construction features. The building receives power from 96 solar panels and includes a cistern that captures 9,400 gallons of rainwater. 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.

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

Tell Us About Your Experience

If you have attended a program at the BEC or just explored Coppell Nature Park, tell us about your experience by filling out this short survey. We would love hear what you loved, what can be improved and what you would love to see here in the future!