Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy.
Coppell, TX 75019
Coppell’s Biodiversity Education Center is where most of the gardening class opportunities take place. You will see many of the same faces at these monthly programs. There are picnic tables between the building and the trailhead of the nature park, so feel free to bring a picnic lunch and walk the trails after the class wraps up!
Nestled on 66 acres of nature preserve in Wagon Wheel Park, the Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park promotes and provides hands-on environmental education. Participants of the education programs, for both school and the community, observe and learn about local flora, fauna, and environmental sustainability issues, as well as develop a deeper connection to their environment through nature.
The Biodiversity Education Center is a “green” constructed net zero 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.
View the kWh generated with the solar panels at the Biodiversity Education Center.
In addition to gardening classes, the Biodiversity Education Center offers a wide variety of community programs for all ages including environmental 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. To learn more about other offerings at the BEC click here.