The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Outdoor Learning Center goes far beyond providing the district with a 40 acre tract of land. It allows approximately six thousand students a year to experience nature. The peninsula formed by the center allows for very diverse animal and plant populations. The surrounding bodies of water are Denton Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Every second, fourth, and sixth grade student spends one day performing scientific experiments in an exciting outdoor setting.
Outdoor learning experiences help support science achievement and engagement, as well as encourage positive environmental attitudes within students.
It is available for use by any class in the district for environmental or outdoor studies. It has been used specifically for special needs children as well as programs with students with limited English skills.