Phone: (972) 749-6900
Fax: (972) 749-6901
Science teachers who are interested in ordering fertile chicken eggs for their science classrooms must submit their orders to the Living Materials Center by Friday, February 24, 2017, to ensure the eggs are delivered shortly after Spring Break. You may access the Living Materials Center Request Form at http://tiny.cc/lmc-request-form.
Science teachers who are interested in checking out chicken egg incubators for their science classrooms must submit their requests to the Science Resource Center by Friday, February 24, 2017. You may access the Science Resource Center Request Form at http://tiny.cc/src-request-form.
If you have questions or concerns regarding fertile chicken eggs or incubators, please contact Mark Broughton, Manager, STEM Environmental Education Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 749-6900.
The Environmental Education Center (EEC) is an academic facility with programs designed to instruct students and teachers at all grade levels in science in an outdoor setting. The EEC helps district science teachers meet the Texas Education Agency’s requirement that students plan and implement both laboratory and field investigations during science instruction. Its goal is to provide quality outdoor educational experiences to improve student achievement in science and develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural world. The EEC is a free field trip destination for all schools in the Dallas ISD. The EEC "classroom" is 500 acres of north Texas field, forest, and pond habitats and more than four miles of nature trails. The center offers urban students and teachers the opportunity to connect with nature and learn important science content and skills. The instructional programs, led by experienced teachers and naturalists, are fully aligned with the TEKS, local science curriculum, and STAAR assessments. The EEC is always free for all district students, teachers, and staff, making hands-on science instruction and outdoor educational experiences accessible to all students in the Dallas ISD.
The mission of the Environmental Education Center is to help diverse learners develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for the environment, and as citizens use 21st century knowledge and skills to make informed, responsible decisions, solve current environmental problems, and prevent new ones.
With the completion of the new astronomical observatory, the EEC is gearing up in several ways to assist Astronomy teachers in providing exciting opportunities for our astronomy students. The new observatory will allow students to observe and explore the night sky first hand with state of the art telescopes and other equipment. A FullDome Reality planetarium will be used in the event of clouds/inclement weather.
There is never an admission charge for any DISD students, teachers, parents, or staff!