•  STEM EEC  

    1600 Bowers Rd.

    Seagoville, Texas 75159

    Phone: 972-749-6900

    Email: eec@dallasisd.org

    Twitter: @disdeec

  • The STEM Environmental Education Center (EEC) is a 500-acre academic facility located in Seagoville, TX. The center offers urban teachers and students the opportunity to connect with nature while learning important science content and skills. The STEM EEC is a free field trip destination for all schools in the Dallas ISD. The center's instructional programs, led by experienced teachers and naturalists, are fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science and designed to help teachers at all grade levels meet the Texas Education Agency’s requirement that students plan and implement both laboratory and field investigations during science instruction.

    Mission of the STEM Environmental Education Center

    The mission of the STEM Environmental Education Center is to help diverse learners develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for the environment and use 21st-century knowledge and skills to make informed, responsible decisions, solve current environmental problems, and prevent new ones. 

     

    2021-2022 Guide to Student Programs at the STEM Environmental Education Center

    The STEM EEC will again provide in-person field trips and as always these trips are free for Dallas ISD schools! During these field trips, experienced teachers and naturalists provide students with opportunities to explore prairie, forest, and freshwater ecosystems, study fossils, visit a working barn with a variety of livestock, meet live mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, tour gardens, and more! Field trips at the STEM EEC are fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science. 

    NOTE: The Dallas ISD has three different calendars for the 2021-2022 school year.

    • Schools using the resign calendar can call to make a field trip reservation with our free bus on July 30, 2021 beginning at 8 am.
    • Schools using the intersession calendar can call to make a field trip reservation with our free bus on August 3, 2021 beginning at 8 am.
    • Schools using the base calendar can call to make a field trip reservation with our free bus on August 13, 2021 beginning at 8 am.

    If you call to make a field trip reservation and get a busy signal hang up and keep calling back. The phones act like you’re on hold but you will not be on hold so keep calling back until you get through. Each day, after a grade level at a school reserves our free bus the rest of the grade levels from that school will be placed on our wait list. After August 13, 2021 we will contact schools on the wait list (in first-come-first serve order) to help them make their field trip reservation. For more information about field trips at the STEM EEC, please email eec@dallasisd.org.

     

    Special Features and Resources at the STEM Environmental Education Center

    • Experienced STEM EEC teachers, naturalists, and volunteers who work with visiting teachers and students
    • Bilingual instruction
    • More than 500 acres of Texas landscape to explore through guided field investigations
    • 3 nature trails: The Post Oak Preserve Trails - The Old Field Trail - The Big Ponds Trail
    • 26,000 sq ft facility with interactive exhibits featuring world ecosystems, plant and animal facts, prairie, forest, creek and pond habitats, and a fossil study area
    • 4 science laboratories with special equipment for environmental field studies
    • 70 seat ecology theater
    • Nature play area for early childhood students
    • Working barn with a variety of livestock for students to observe, learn about, and feed
    • Live mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish for observation and study
    • Fossil collection for observation and study
    • Outdoor classroom/pavilion
    • Vegetable, flower, and herb gardens
    • Astronomical observatory with several telescopes, binoculars, and other Astronomy equipment
    • FullDome Reality Planetarium