Conservation. Education. Research.
The over 11,000-acre Nueces Delta Preserve protects valuable wetland habitat and offers engaging field experiences for area students, teachers, and communities. Located at the north end of Nueces Bay near Odem, Texas, the property protects a variety of habitats and is known for the quality of its conservation and land management practices. The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) bases its Delta Discovery education program here, offering a variety of free field experiences and workshops to teachers and students through scheduled site visits.
At the CBBEP, certified interpreters/educators lead groups to discover the wonders of the estuary. Student field experiences are aligned to state standards and are available for all grade levels. CBBEP workshops encourage teachers to take their knowledge to the classroom. Each workshop participant leaves with knowledge and equipment to continue environmental science education in their schools.
In addition to these education activities, the Nueces Delta Preserve is the site of several research stations and conservation projects. We’ve re-established a prairie wetland, built nest boxes for owls, planted trees, and removed invasive plants. Our land management efforts conserve the property, enhance the habitats, encourage wildlife, and provide a significant space for learning in nature. The Nueces Delta Preserve is not open to the public at this time but does host events that are open to the general public. Please see our Outreach page for more information.