Nature Programs

Our nature programs provide the perfect opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the beauty of Southlake in the outdoors!  
  1. Youth Nature Programs
  2. Adult Outdoor Education
  3. Community Programs

Cross Timbers Nature Club logoCross Timber Nature Club

Cross Timber Nature Club (after school) and Cross Timbers Nature Camp (spring break and summer) are the two largest Youth Nature Programs at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve.

Cross Timbers Nature Club is an after school group for young naturalist and outdoor enthusiasts. We meet once a month from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve (BJNCP) to explore the trails, study local wildlife, and learn how we can become stewards of the land. Join us for an afternoon of hiking, investigating, friendships, and more!


kids looking at nature signClass Schedule

September 29 - Monarch Butterflies

This month we're in search of migrating monarchs! Join us as we search for butterflies and take a glance into a bug's life.

October 27 - Bats

We're on the prowl for bats! Bats do so many wonderful things for our ecosystem. Hopefully we'll even spot a few by the end of our hike!

November 17 - Wild Turkeys

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is home to many wild turkeys. Turkeys are great at camouflaging, but with the right clues (and some luck) we hope to track some on this hike!

December 15 - Insects

This month we're buggin' out! Join us as we search for insects and take a glance into a bug's life.


Parent Resources

Click here to register for Cross Timbers Nature Club online or visit Champions Club at the Marq to register in person. Registration is not available at the Nature Center. 

Nature Club Sick Participant Plan

Required Forms

All participants are required to have the following forms in order to attend Nature Club: Program Release and Registration, Fair Play and Behavior Policy, and Consent to Administer Medication. Please complete the online forms for Nature Club before your child's first day.

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Front of Bob Jones Nature CenterBob Jones Nature Center & Preserve

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve (BJNCP) is proud to offer programs for participants of all ages! All BJNCP programs are intended to connect participants to the local ecosystem through hands-on, interactive experiences. 

The Nature Center building is open during scheduled public program hours. Trails are open every day from 7am-8pm and 7am-5pm (winter hours). When visiting please pack water and wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. We proudly practice Leave No Trace Principals and ask that all guests are respectful to the plants and animals who call BJNCP home. Happy hiking!

If you have any questions about upcoming BJNCP programs, please give us a call at (817) 748-8658 or Sign-up to receive the latest information.