Youth Education

A group of students surround an instructor holding a small net to collect invertebrates in the pond in the background.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center staff discussing the importance of wetlands to students. Photo by Shelby Smith

North Texas Master Naturalist youth programs strives to teach and inspire youth to engage with, respect, and learn about the beauty of Texas nature. Our well-informed volunteers are dedicated to facilitate learning and appreciation of nature by supporting what teachers and nature leaders are doing with young people all over Dallas, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. We offer one time lessons/experiences, and would consider ongoing monthly meetings.

Children on the edge of a pond with small nets to collect samples for a science project.

Students carefully dipping nets into the water for micro-invertebrates as NTMN volunteers supervise. At John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Photo by Shelby Smith

Please complete this form to request a presentation to youth/family-oriented audiences. 

Sample topics may include:

  • Pollinators-Bees, Butterflies/Monarchs, Beneficial Insects
  • Wetlands
  • Native Plants and Blackland Prairie
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Forests

For more information or specific questions, please contact

The City of Coppell offers a Junior Master Naturalist program. Learn more here.

Children looking at a drawing of native plants and their deep roots.

NTMN Denise Costello explaining how long native plant roots are. Photo by Shelby Smith

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