Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Tools & Resources Webinar: Urban Background @ Online
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm

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Identifying the source of soil contaminants is vital to decision-making during an environmental cleanup. EPA researchers are collecting data that can be used to inform decision-making in urban settings in the Southeastern United States and establish methods that can be used elsewhere.

This webinar will present the methodology developed for collecting a city-wide or urban area background data set and general results of southeastern cities data collected to date, and it also will highlight a case study that used the sampling methodology and data to inform decision making.

Who should attend?

Representatives of state environment and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, and others interested in learning about EPA tools and resources available to help inform decision-making.

 

Register here!

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Audubon Bird Survey @ Baytown Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am

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Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. Jan & David Hanson are the leaders. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit houstonaudubon.org.

 

Meet at BNC Visitor Center

Bring water, snacks, insect repellant and binoculars!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Jan
31
Wed
2018
Water Research Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator @ Online
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

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Stormwater discharges continue to cause impairment of our Nation’s waterbodies. Conventional stormwater infrastructure, or gray infrastructure, is largely designed to move stormwater away from urban areas through pipes and conduit. Runoff from these surfaces can overwhelm sewer systems and end up contaminating local waterways. When stormwater runs off impervious streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and rooftops, it can carry pollutants to streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff flows can also cause erosion and flooding that can damage property, infrastructure, and wildlife habitat. In addition to runoff problems, impervious surfaces also prevent water from penetrating the soil and recharging groundwater supplies.

Green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, and porous pavement, is becoming an increasingly attractive way to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that flows into wastewater treatment plants or into waterbodies untreated, and to recharge aquifers. It provides many environmental, social, and economic benefits that promote urban livability, such as improved surface water quality, water conservation, and improved aesthetic and property value. EPA researchers have been studying green infrastructure practices and developing models and tools to help communities manage their stormwater runoff and address nutrient impairment.

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site. This webinar will introduce the newest features of the Calculator, which is now available as a mobile web application and can be used on smartphones and tablets.

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EPA has also added a cost estimation module that allows planners and managers to evaluate green infrastructure practices based on comparison of regional and national project planning level cost estimates and predicted performance.

Register Here!

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
BNC’s Nature Nurture Series @ Baytown Nature Center
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The popular program is from 10 am to 12 pm on the first Saturday of each month, except April, which is when BNC hosts their Nurture Nature Festival. This family-friendly series offers hands-on topics for free with regular admission to the nature center.

Adult admission (13+) is $4.

Children (5-12) and seniors (65+) is only $1.

Meet at the large picnic pavilion in the Children’s Discovery Area.

If in doubt about the weather, contact (281)424-9198 or check BNC’s Facebook page.

Participants may make a special shelter or treat for the nature center wildlife and one to take home. Enjoy a fun, educational morning; then stay to picnic, bird, hike, fish, or just relax. What a great way to spend a morning!


TOPICS

January 6, 2018 – “Winterizing for Wildlife”

Ever wonder how birds and other wildlife make it through winter? It is widely known that many bears hibernate during the winter, but most other wildlife must acclimatize to the season. Food sources for birds become scarce and protected shelter is harder to find among bare trees. Small mammals like opossums, raccoons, and skunks must also make adjustments. Anoles, snakes, toads, and frogs must also adapt to the changes.

Join BNC for ideas to make a winter-friendly habitat for wildlife that may visit this chilly season. Naturalist, Crissy Butcher, shares tips on easy projects to provide shelter, food, and water for feathers and furry friends as the temperatures drop.

 

February 3, 2018 – “Wilderness First Aid”


For questions, please contact Crissy Butcher at (281)420-7130.

Full Moon Hike @ BAYTOWN NATURE CENTER
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Baytown Nature Center each month to explore a different section of the nature center in hopes of seeing nocturnal animals. All sorts of things have been spotted – no lions, tigers, or bears, but definitely raccoons, opossums, coyotes, owls, fireflies, and even flying squirrels!

This monthly 90-minute hike begins just after sunset. Hikers are asked to wear comfortable clothing. Small children should not attend since hikers have a better chance of viewing nocturnal animals in a relatively quiet atmosphere.

Routes and start times vary monthly. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise stated. Hikes are weather permitting and free with general admission to the nature center.

If in doubt about the weather, contact (281)424-9198 or check BNC’s Facebook page.

For questions, please contact Crissy Butcher at (281)420-7130.

Feb
7
Wed
2018
EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.

Feb
14
Wed
2018
EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or phone 281-420-7140 or [email protected] or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.