Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Winter Gator Tales @ Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Winter Gator Tales is a free pre-school program. Join WERC for a fun, educational hour geared for young children with an adult.


Schedule

December 27, 2017 – “Ice Melts”

January 3, 2018 – “Fur and Hair”

January 10, 2018 – “Feathers, Beaks, and Eggs”

January 17, 2018 – “Scales and Shells”

January 24, 2018 – “Lizards”

January 31, 2018 – “Worms”

February 7, 2018 – “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”

February 14, 2018 – “Bee My Valentine”

 

Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.

Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

 

 

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson.  The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show  how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff,  protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting [email protected].

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Homeschool Days @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Homeschool Days

From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!

There is plenty of fun to be had and things to learn at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center. So be sure to come on out and enjoy some outdoor education! Each week will be a new adventure that is suitable for all school-aged kids!

Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the Pond Center.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Field Day! @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Field Day!

Join a ranger for a hike, fishing, game, or another outdoor activity!

Come to Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center to join in our outdoor fun! Every week will be a different ranger-led activity. Great for all ages and abilities!

All programs are FREE and meet at the Pond Center.

Ask a Ranger @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
21
Sun
2018
Incredible Edibles @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Incredible Edibles

Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!

Are you curious how others have lived off the land? Want to know about the relationships the indigenous peoples of the area have with the natural resources? Join a Park Ranger on this hike where we talk about the different plants of the park and their uses!

Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the pond center.

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Tyke Hikes @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Encourage your child’s curiosity about nature and spend time with them exploring outdoors!

Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join a naturalist for a story reading, a simple nature activity or craft, and a stroller-friendly hike on the beautiful Arboretum trails. Enjoy an interesting new nature experience each week with themes such as bats, raccoons, owls, and trees.

Cost per class: Free for Family Tree Members and above (please have member card on hand); $7 per child for nonmembers (younger siblings are welcome for free). Pay at the door, advanced registration not necessary.

Please note – as of January 2017, Tyke Hikes are $7 per child for nonmembers.

Note: Please dress for the weather. Tyke Hikes take place rain or shine! Closed-toe shoes are best for trail hikes. Older preschoolers are welcome but are the responsibility of the adult companion.

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center | Houston | Texas | United States

Every Tuesday. Join volunteers to help with the ongoing restoration of historic tall grass prairie. Activities include separating and potting rescued grasses, planting mature grasses and collecting seed. No training necessary. Held at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, Texas 77044.