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.
Dallas ISD schools using the intersession calendar may schedule FREE field trips using the center's FREE bus beginning at 8:00 am on August 2, 2022.
Dallas ISD schools using the base calendar may schedule FREE field trips using the center's FREE bus beginning at 8:00 am on August 12, 2022.
Please call 972-749-6900 to book your trip. Please keep in mind:
- Only one grade level/subject at each school may book a trip using our free bus. After that, other grade levels from the school may book a free trip, but the school will be responsible for scheduling and paying for transportation.
- We allow only one field trip reservation per phone call.
- We cannot accept field trip reservations via email, Skype, or voicemail.
- If the line is busy, please do not leave a voicemail or remain on hold. It's best to hang up and call back until you get through.
- Please have one or two alternate field trip dates in mind in case your first choice has already been taken.
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