Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)
Now in its 18th year, the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), which sits just south of Lewisville Lake on about 2,100 acres, is a living lab perfect for scientific research and environmental education purposes and provides unique opportunities for hands-on training with its vast prairieland, array of animals and diversity of waterways, including the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
UNT's Living Classroom and Lab
Ecological research is a fundamental part of the mission at LLELA. For more than a decade UNT students and faculty have conducted a variety of research projects at LLELA, many of them resulting in master's theses and doctoral dissertations. In addition, scientists from Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and others also have completed field studies and research projects at LLELA.