Facilitated Education Programs

The BEC offers a variety of group learning activities that help students connect with nature. These include themed lessons, hikes and games. 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 complete the Education Program Request Form 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.

SELECT ONE OF EACH OR ANY COMBINATION UP TO 3: 

LESSONS, GAMES, HIKES

To customize your experience, or for groups more than 60, email bec@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3581.

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Costs and Registration

The number of individuals at an activity station is currently limited to 10, including chaperones. The cost is $30 for 30-minutes of facilitated activity. The BEC can currently accommodate a maximum of 3 simultaneous activities. 

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 complete a facilitated program request form. 

Program times and activities may be limited by staff/trained volunteer availability. After we have received the completed request form, BEC staff will be in contact with further instructions to secure a reservation. 

Please note the request must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested program date. If payment is not received within 10 business days after the emailed confirmation, your reservation will be canceled.


Life Safety Park Field Trips*

Life Safety Park and Biodiversity Education Center are proud to again offer free joint field trip opportunities for larger groups (up to 120 students) within Coppell ISD! While one group of up to 60 students visits Life Safety Park for a two-hour session, another group of 60 students will participate in Biodiversity Education Center programming at the same time. After a break for lunch, groups will then ‘switch’ facilities for the afternoon session. Please note that these are two separate facilities: transportation will be required between sites.


*COVID-19 Guidelines

In accordance with current recommendations for gathering sizes, facilitated activity groups are limited to 10 students at a time (maximum education group size is 30). Life Safety Park field trip group sizes will be reduced to up to 60 maximum with 30 students in each group. Email or call the BEC for additional safety guidelines in place.