1600 Bowers Rd.
Seagoville, Texas 75159
The Dallas ISD STEM Environmental Education Center is a 500-acre academic facility located in Seagoville, TX. The center includes more than four miles of nature trails, a 26,000-sq. ft. facility with interactive exhibits, a 70-seat ecology theater, four science laboratories, a live animals laboratory, outdoor classroom, fossil pavilion, working barn with a variety of livestock, vegetable, flower, and herb gardens, and a recently added astronomical observatory. 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.
Provide urban teachers and students with opportunities to connect with nature while learning important science content and skills.
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.
2022-2023 Guide to Field Trips at the STEM Environmental Education Center
Please call 972-749-6900 to book your trip.
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 Ponds and Prairie Trail - The Old Field Trails
- 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 astronomical equipment
- FullDome Reality Planetarium
Schools might be closed, but the learning doesn't stop in Dallas ISD! Click here to access the at-home lesson plan for you or your student.