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The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Heard invites small groups of adults to help thin out the young trees in our garden areas. The goal is to open the tree canopy to let in more sunlight. More sunlight allows more diversity of native plants, which in turn will provide food and shelter for a larger variety of wildlife and bugs.

The trees are not large so ladder work isn't needed, but some digging of roots may be required.

Groups will work with native plant and garden coordinator, Amy Monroy, who always enjoys sharing her knowledge of, and love for, native plants.

This weekday activity is perfect for colleagues who would like to spend their company-paid day of service working together in the fresh air and sunlight.

For more information on this group opportunity, please contact Laura Ragan at volunteers@heardmuseum.org or fill out the group project form found at: https://heardmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/group-volunteer-project-inquiry/

Individuals interested in volunteer opportunities at the Heard are encouraged to fill out our volunteer application found at: https://www.heardmuseum.org/volunteerapplication

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About The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary


One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069, US

Mission Statement

Bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.


The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas, is the result of one woman's vision for the future and her commitment to the community and North Texas. Miss Bessie Heard devoted most of her lifetime (1886-1988) to the city of McKinney and its people. Her philanthropic endeavors and generosity of spirit left a legacy of accomplishment few people attain.

Her greatest contribution to her community and North Texas is the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could come to experience nature. The museum opened October 1, 1967, and now serves more than 100,000 visitors annually.

In keeping with Miss Heard's vision, the museum's mission is threefold: education, conservation and preservation. Through education, particularly for young people, the Heard emphasizes the appreciation of nature and the importance of its conservation.



We'll work with your schedule.


1 Nature PlaceMcKinneyMcKinney, TX 75069



  • Gardening




  • Must be at least 18
  • One morning - 9am to noon

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