Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
McGovern Centennial Gardens Volunteer Orientation @ McGovern Centennial Gardens - Family Garden
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Interested in joining the McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Come learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy.

Following the orientation, there will be a short tour of the Gardens.

For more information and to sign up for orientation, click here.

For more information, you can also email [email protected].

Parking: Park in Lot C at the Crawford Street/Hermann Drive intersection. We will meet in the Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. If you need help finding the garden that morning, call 832-470-9871.

Can’t make it on this date? Volunteer orientations occur monthly. Please check their website for the latest information on upcoming orientations.

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
AIA Houston’s Small Firm Roundtable @ M Architects LLC
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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The Small Firm Roundtable meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM.  This group provides a closed forum for dialogue among peers and a venue to support architects who have recently branched out on their own, have a growing firm, or are considering starting their own businesses.  Meetings consist of focused conversation and invaluable insights on important issues and practices.

No reservation is necessary.

Topic: We will be sharing books that have influenced the ways we practice and the plan for the upcoming year. Everyone is asked to please bring a book (or several).

 

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Memorial Park’s Arbor Day with Trees for Houston @ Memorial Park
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
AIA’s Houston Heights Bicycle Tour @ Heights Branch of the Houston Public Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

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This tour explores the original footprint of the Heights, Texas’ and Houston’s first mixed-use community and home to 120 of the 215 National Register of Historic Places listed in Houston. We will look at a wide variety of building types that are historic and original to the area as well as more recent contemporary architecture and discuss how these fit into the context of the neighborhood.

Attendees need to bring their own bicycle. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent a bike from Houston B-Cycle. The closest B-Cycle station is in Stude Park.


Reservations required.

January 2018 Reservations
March 2018 Reservations

Bicycles and helmets are not included with registration.

 

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Tour will meet at the Heights Branch of the Houston Public Library, 1302 Heights Boulevard. If you drive, we ask that you park on the street and not the library parking lot, it is reserved for library patrons.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

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
25
Thu
2018
HPARD’s Native Plant Propagation Workdays @ HPARD Greenhouse
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Habitat Restoration

Our volunteer group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the HPARD Greenhouse.

We propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. We will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in our restored prairies!

We are also beginning to conduct semi-annual vegetation transects and monthly bird surveys at our current and future restoration sites. If you’re good at identifying plants or birds or if you would like to learn more about them, come join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering for the NRMP, email [email protected].

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Garden Party Work Day @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us while we dig into the Wildscape Garden at Sheldon Lake State Park!

By cleaning up the brush, removing weedy plants, and trimming back bushes, you are helping the wildscape grow and creating a wonderful demonstration garden! This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the native plants you can plant in your own backyard to attract your favorite wildlife!

Register by calling: (281) 456-2800 or emailing: [email protected] to join the fun! Great for all ages and abilities!

Milby Park Volunteer Day @ Milby Park
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the SCA and HPARD’s Natural Resources Management Program for this volunteer tree planting event. The Milby Park restoration project on Sims Bayou began in the spring of 2017. Volunteers and SCA crews planted approximately 2,000 trees, but help is needed to continue planting and to replace trees that have died. To register, please email [email protected].

AIA’s Museum District Walking Tour @ MFAH Cullen Sculpture Garden
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

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The Houston Museum District is one of the few areas in the country with such a dense population of museums, public art, contemporary architecture, and landscape design. On this 2-hour walking tour, you will experience the quintessential Modernism of Mies van der Rohe, the structuralist viewpoint of Gunnar Birkerts, the simplicity and craft of Isamu Noguchi, and the first free-standing American structure designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. Come explore these and other world-class examples of design with ArCH tour guides and trace the chronology of significant cultural shifts from the early twentieth century through today.


Reservations recommended.

January 2018 Reservations
April 2018 Reservations

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meets by the entrance to the Cullen Sculpture Garden on Bissonnet Street (across from Cullen Hall). Street, garage and lot parking available.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!