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Summer Camp for ages 6-10 has begun and runs through July 25.  Choose from any of the weekly sessions, or get a discount when registering for all 4 weeks in July.  Click here for more details or download the Summer Camp Registration Packet.  

Welcome to Dogwood Canyon

Located 16 miles south of downtown Dallas in Cedar Hill, Dogwood Canyon is part of the White Rock Escarpment. Nowhere in North Texas can one find a greater variety of rare species than in Dogwood Canyon. Plants and animals from east, west and central Texas converge here, making the canyon the only place in the world where one can find the Black-chinned Hummingbird of west Texas nesting in the flowering dogwood tree of east Texas.

Audubon owns or manages over 200 acres of nearly pristine wildlife habitat in the canyon, and because the property neighbors university, county, and state lands, it is part of a nearly 3,000 acre greenbelt in southwest Dallas County. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is admission free, open to the public, and provides science education to 5,000 school students on an annual basis from the surrounding DFW Metroplex.

From its inception in 2011, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has been welcoming visitors to its sanctuaries and inviting them to participate in nature education programs. This innovative approach—preserving open space not just to protect wildlife and native habitat from people, but to actively engage people in its conservation through learning and exploration—served as a model for Audubon and other nature education centers nationwide and influenced the development of place-based experiential learning as a highly effective pedagogical practice.

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Dog Days Sundays
Programs

Dog Days Sundays

Enjoy our trails with your furry friend on Sundays.

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Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding way to participate with Audubon.

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How We Work

Conservation
Conservation

Conservation

Bird conservation is at the core of what we do.

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Academic Programs
Academics

Academic Programs

Introduce your students to nature and customized programming to reinforce TEKS-aligned science concepts.

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Birds
Birds

Birds

Protecting critical habitat for birds and other wildlife.

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How you can help, right now