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Nov
21
Tue
2017
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Nov 21 @ 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.

Rice University Farmers Market @ Rice University
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Image result for Rice University Farmers MarketThe Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 22 @ 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!

 

 

HNPAT Meeting @ McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm
HNPAT Meeting @ McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park | Houston | Texas | United States

MISSION OF THE COASTAL PRAIRIE PARTNERSHIP
The mission of the Coastal Prairie Partnership is to
promote the conservation and restoration of coastal prairie ecosystems.

HOW WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO

Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) is a private, nonprofit collaboration of governmental agencies, non-governmental institutions, private individuals, and landowners working to achieve common conservation and education goals. Our ultimate goal is to help foster a more connected and empowered prairie community in coastal Texas and southwest Louisiana.

CPP plays five important collaborative roles in the prairie community.

  • Convener – CPP hosts meetings throughout the year to discuss pressing issues in prairie conservation and restoration and how the prairie community can be better served by collaborative action.
  • Adviser – Governmental entities, nonprofits, landscape architects, and private individuals routinely call upon CPP to advise on ongoing or new prairie conservation and restoration initiatives.
  • Teacher – CPP offers empowering classes, workshops, and field trips each year. We also help to interpret the prairie’s importance to the general public and teach others how to be effective prairie communicators.
  • Cheerleader – Saving and restoring prairies is difficult work. CPP is committed to honoring the efforts and dedication of our prairie colleagues by promoting their efforts and events and by recognizing their excellence through yearly awards.
  • Networker – CPP connects those in need of assistance with experts in the field. We also foster collaboration and networking among professionals events such as our annual Restoration Roundup and State of the Prairie Conference.

HNPAT meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cherie Flores Pavilion in
McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park. 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
(parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum) Approximate GPS location: https://goo.gl/maps/j8msQPlease join HNPAT at 6:30 PM for refreshments & at 7:00 PM for the meeting

**UPDATE: The meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, will have a different location. Please meet at the Old Golf Course Clubhouse on 6201 Hermann Park Drive.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Nov 23 @ 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 Mcedwards@tamu.edu.

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Deer Park Prairie: Bird Survey
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am
Deer Park Prairie: Bird Survey

Bird Survey, Saturday, February 27, 7:30 a.m. with Damien Carey

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536 See (MAP for more details)
Please bring a signed liability release: adult or  adult+children
Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses – park across the street. As always on the prairie, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. For seed collecting, bring clippers  if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen. Email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org to RSVP and for event day contact number. Last minute deciders are welcome, but will not be contacted in case of cancellation, etc.

 

Deer Park Prairie: Workday
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deer Park Prairie: Workday @ Deer Park | Texas | United States

Workday: Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. to noon or later

Visitation of Deer Park Prairie is by appointment only. Since the prairie will be attended on scheduled workdays, they will be ideal days to visit. Please email HNPAT@TexasPrairie for appointment on either workdays or any other days.

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536  (Check out the map for more direction details)
Please bring a signed liability release: adult or  adult+children

Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses – park across the street.

As always on the prairie, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. For seed collecting, bring clippers  if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org to RSVP and for event day contact number. Last minute deciders are welcome, but will not be contacted in case of cancellation, etc.

Nov
28
Tue
2017
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Nov 28 @ 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.

Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) and their parents or adult caregivers learn basic science concepts in hands-on classes that encourage and celebrate natural curiosity! Curious Kids lessons incorporate live animals, plants, natural objects, crafts, puppets, stories, and nature walks. Sign up for individual classes or for the semester at a discount.

Are you raising a Curious Kid? We’ll explore, ask, discover, experiment, and more in our pre-K science program! Our children’s programs feature science-rich, weekly, stand-alone classes that offer you the flexibility to sign-up for individual classes that meet your hectic schedules or for specific topics that inspire your children.

 

Cost per class:
  • Members – $15
  • Nonmembers – $20

Advanced registration required.

Register online here.

 

When: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:15 am OR Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Note: If this class schedule does not work for you and you can get a group of 5 or more children together, we can try to arrange a different day or time. Call Eric Duran at 713.667.6550 to see if a class can be arranged.

 

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

 11/14  Deadly and Dangerous
 11/28  What’s Alive?
 12/05  What Animals Eat
 12/12  Science of Winter
 12/19  Winter Nature Crafts

 

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

Rice University Farmers Market @ Rice University
Nov 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Image result for Rice University Farmers MarketThe Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.