1600 Bowers Rd.
Seagoville, Texas 75159
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.
Virtual, live field trips at the STEM EEC are free for Dallas ISD schools! During these virtual trips, experienced teachers and naturalists will provide students with interactive opportunities to explore prairie, forest, and freshwater ecosystems, study fossils, visit a working barn with a variety of livestock, meet live amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds, tour gardens, and more! Virtual field trips at the STEM EEC are fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science. Trips will be live streamed through YouTube and will last 45 minutes. For more information about virtual field trips at the STEM EEC, please email firstname.lastname@example.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