The City of Waco and the Brazos-Bosque River Corridor offer many sites for recreational and educational activities. The riparian zone and the extensive stands of bottom-land and cliff top forest provide both natural diversity and an aesthetic zone for many outdoor activities. Cameron Park is one of the largest urban parks in the US.
The department participates in international efforts to conserve endangered species, as well as housing an exhibit on the animals found in Brazos River Country. The Cameron Park Zoo is an active participant n the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative population management and conservation program for selected species.
Cameron Park provides habitat for song birds, woodpeckers, owls, snakes, turtles, and mammals from small rodents to predators, such as grey foxes and protects over 400 acres of public use facilities and natural habitats. Our coursework, our research, and our other special programs reflect the collaborative nature of our research.
The Department of Environmental Science in cooperation with other Baylor programs has sponsored a number of student research projects, including masters' thesis projects in Cameron Park. Environmental Sciences laboratory courses utilize Cameron Park as a study site.