Trail Days are designed for families and youth ages 3-14. Drop in during open hours to learn about a theme in nature by exploring various activity stations on the trails of Coppell Nature Park. Maps are provided and station locations allow social distancing. Please arrive with enough time to complete activities before the close time.
This program is FREE of charge and required is not registration.
Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm
- 6/17 Nature’s Engineers Trail Day: From intricate bird nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are nature’s architects! Explore the various materials, designs, and construction techniques animals use to build structures and how they inspire human engineering.
- 6/24 Wonders of Water Trail Day: What unique properties of water make it essential for all life? How does water changes form as it travels through the water cycle? How does water become polluted, and how might we conserve this precious natural resource? Explore Cottonwood Creek and learn how to assess the health of an aquatic habitat.
- 7/01 Nature Detectives Trail Day: The wild animals in Coppell Nature Park are rarely seen. So, how do we know they live here? Develop your tracking skills by examining and interpreting the indirect evidence animals leave behind.
- 7/08 Incredible Insects Trail Day: Discover the unique characteristics of insects and their important roles in the ecosystem. Encounter the different types of insects that live in Coppell Nature Park. Learn why insect populations declining and how YOU can help.
- 7/15 Nighttime Adventures Trail Day: Want to know what goes bump (or chirp or scurry) in the night? Learn why some animals come out at night and how they adapt to their dark environment.
- 7/22 Super Hero Science Trail Day: What’s your favorite superpower? Some wildlife display ‘superpowers’ that help them survive in their environment. Explore flight, strength, endurance, vision, invisibility, mimicry, protection and other amazing adaptations among the plant and animal world!
- 7/29 Dino Discovery Trail Day: Do you DIG dinosaurs? What did Coppell Nature Park look like 100 million years ago? Unearth the unique history behind the prehistoric organisms that roamed North Texas throughout the ancient past. You may be surprised by the fossil evidence found here! Learn about the various forms of wildlife and how they were influenced over time by the changing environment.