Stump the Treehugger, CEC’s second annual environmental trivia contest, is this Sunday, May 20, 2018, at St. Arnold Brewing Company. You read this newsletter, so you know you like knowing stuff about the environment, so this fun event is for you.
And for those of your acquaintances who are not old enough for trivia at Saint Arnold, here are some summer camp ideas.
Not surprisingly, the Houston region offers a variety of summer camp programs with environmental themes. I haven’t sent my kids to all of the following camps, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about the following:
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Artist Boat
- Baytown Nature Center & Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center
- Blackwood Educational Land Institute
- Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston Clear Lake
- Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
- Houston Audubon (at Edith Moore and at Sims Bayou Nature Center)
- Houston Zoo
- Houston Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Enrichment Program (S.E.P), the Opening Doors Teen Workshop (volunteer experiences including campout at Lake Houston Wilderness Park), and Houston Teens Outside with Nature.
- Houston Peace & Justice Center
- Jesse Jones Park
- Mercer Botanic Gardens
- Nature Discovery Center
- Recipe for Success
- Student Conservation Association (volunteer & paid opportunities for high school and college students)
- TWRC Wildlife Center
- The Woods Project (through select, lucky high schools)
- Sea Camp at Texas A & M Galveston (not a member camp, but definitely worth considering)
Tickets Now on Sale: Stump the Treehugger
CEC’s second annual environmental trivia contest will be a chance to join in friendly competition with other treehuggers at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018. To get the competitive juices flowing, visit Instagram for our weekly Trivia Tuesday contests. Individual and team tickets are now available on Eventbrite.
Paid & Volunteer Internships with CEC Houston
CEC hopes to hire several volunteer interns this summer, with meaningful work, a mentorship program, field trips, flexible hours, and a constant supply of chocolate. If you or someone you know is interested, please send a resume to [email protected] We’ve also been notified that we will be able to hire paid interns through the City of Houston’s Hire Houston Youth Program; Houston youth can apply at http://hirehoustonyouth.org/.