Education lies at the heart of the Wetlands Center's mission. The center currently offers day-long educational field trips for every fifth and seventh grader in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. The programs consist of indoor instruction at the Wetlands Center and outdoor, hands-on actiities at the nearby Baytown Nature Center.
Each summer "Wade Into Wetlands Summer Science Camp" attracts students from grades one through ten for week-long, fun-filled learning experiences with offsite educational field trips. "Wetlands Winter Camp" is offered for students in grades one through three during winter break and "Swing Into Spring Break Camp" is popular with students in grades four through six during the week-long break in March.
Other educational offerings include The "Wetlands Wagon" program taken to school, libraries, clubs and businesses to educate students and the public on the importance and preservation of wetlands.
"Gator Tales" for pre-school children and an accompanying adult is offered weekly during summer and winter seasons.
At the other end of the spectrum is "EPIC," the after-school service club for high school students with an interest in environmental conservation projects.
Children ages four through twelve love celebrating their birthdays at the Wetlands Center where they can learn about and interact with many of the live animals in the Craig Exhibit Hall. Two times are available on Saturdays.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may earn badges during Wetlands Center workshops tailored to their requirements.