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Are you passionate about conserving the natural environment? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge about the natural world while having fun with students? Consider becoming a volunteer Docent for the Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park. BEC Docents are a committed group of volunteers who receive additional training to take a leadership role in education programs such as field trips and guided hikes. Docents are a vital component of the quality programming BEC offers to the community.  Docent training qualifies a volunteer to independently facilitate education activities such as games, interactive lessons and nature walks. The training provides:  

  • an overview of field trip logistics and learning activities 

  • safety protocol  

  • a field trip simulation provides examples of actives and an introduction to the facilitator experience 

Docent training is offered two times each year in the Spring and Fall. Please join us for the next scheduled training on Saturday, September 7th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Come dressed for outdoor activities. 

Location: 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019 

Contact: call 972-304-3581 or email 

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The Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) is preparing for the 3rd Annual Fall Frolic event, Saturday, October 5, 11:00am-1:30pm, which celebrates nature with free hands-on activities and live music along the trail system at Coppell Nature Park. The mile-long nature walk will have eight hands-on activity stations for young explorers.

This year’s theme is “I Spy”. Fall Frolickers will have the opportunity to explore the park from an animal’s point of view. Visit each station to experience the far-sighted vision of birds of prey, learn how bats “see” at night, discover the faceted eyesight of insects and more. Families, Scout troops and nature-lovers alike will also be welcomed to help seed the Blackland Prairie and celebrate Arbor Day in the outdoor classroom.

Since 2019 marks the 5th birthday of the Biodiversity Education Center and the 15th birthday of Coppell Nature Park the BEC will teaming up with the Friends of Coppell Nature Park to throw an extra big party! Enjoy live music, face-painting and lots of giveaways at this exciting fall event in the trees. Nature-themed treats and giveaways available while supplies last!

Keep Coppell Beautiful and the Friends of Coppell Nature Park are dedicated to preserving the natural environment through education and inspiring community explore our hidden gem. For questions please email us at or call 972-304-3581.