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Nov
18
Sat
2017
Exploration Green Conservancy’s Planting Event @ Exploration Green in Clear Lake City
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exploration Green Conservancy and partner organizations invite volunteers Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 am-12 pm (or until all trees are planted) to tree planting on the Habitat Island at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, led by Trees for Houston. Native trees and wetlands on the island, situated in Exploration Green’s first lake, will create a refuge for migratory birds and waterbirds. Exploration Green Conservancy and project partners are redeveloping the former Clear Lake City golf course into a state of the art stormwater detention and recreation area.

Access to the island itself will be by boat and will be limited to 50 people. However, there will be volunteer activities on shore as well. Children with a parent present are welcome to do work onshore. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy. Tools will be provided.

Parking will be along the street near the entrance to the park at 1800 Reseda Rd, Houston TX 77062.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be November 25, 2017.

For more information and registration, visit https://explorationgreen.eventbrite.com.

To contact Exploration Green Conservancy directly:

Exploration Green Conservancy
2323 Clear Lake City Blvd,
Suite 180, Box 256,
Houston, TX 77062
explorationgreen@gmail.com
281-317-7535

Or visit Exploration Green Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Monday Morning Gardening @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Join us for some light fall gardening on the first Monday of the month and help us care for the park. We’ll be removing some invasive species, growing out & planting natives, watering recently planted plants and more.

  • No experience necessary. Experienced staff will work with you & guide you through the projects.
  • Come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty.
  • Bring your own gloves and gardening gear or use ours.

If you are interested in volunteer gardening, but cannot make it on the 1st Monday morning of the month, contact Mary Ann. She can probably use your help on another day!

 

For more events or volunteering opportunities by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their Event Calendar!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)