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.
5 “SENSE”-SATIONAL TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, June 2 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • The first step to learning about nature is observation. As you explore Coppell Nature Park, pause from time to time to get in ‘touch’ with your senses through sights, sounds, and smells.
SCAT, TRACKS & SOUNDS, OH MY! TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, June 9 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • 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.
“HOOT”-ENANY TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, June 16 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Did you know that some birds live in Coppell Nature Park only during the summer season? Fly down to the BEC to discover the unique characteristics and adaptations of birds, migration challenges, and how YOU can help! Meet some of our local bird residents as you explore the trails of Coppell Nature Park and make a bird feeder to take home!
NATURE’S NEIGHBORHOODS TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, June 23 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Discover the unique habits found in Coppell Nature Park including forest, prairie, and creek. Explore different types of animal homes within these habitats.
WHO EATS WHAT? TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, June 30 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Discover how different organisms are adapted for a particular diet and how they interact through the food web.
WONDERFUL WATER TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, July 7 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • What unique properties of water make it essential for all life? How does water change 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.
HERP HUNTING TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, July 14 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Discover the unique characteristics of amphibians and reptiles. Learn about some of the frogs, snakes, lizards, and turtles you may encounter in Coppell Nature Park.
LAND AND EARTH TRAIL DAY
Wednesday, July 21 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Learn how soil is made and components of healthy soils to explore different types of soil at Coppell Nature Park while learning the importance of soil conservation.
ART IN NATURE TRAILP DAY
Wednesday, July 28 • 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 3 – 14 • Nature is a source of inspiration to artists of all types. Explore the various ways experiences in nature can be expressed through drawing, writing, and drama. Discover your inner artist by practicing each of these mediums.