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Jan
16
Tue
2018
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 16 @ 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.

Little Explorers @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Little Explorers

Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.

Come and get in touch with nature with your little explorers at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center! Accompany a Park Ranger and other nature enthusiasts for stories, strolls, and some fun!

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

Rice University Farmers Market @ Rice University
Jan 16 @ 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.

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
2018 Spring Charrette: Competition Registration Deadline
Jan 19 all-day

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region.

Can design ingenuity create a new archetype that promotes aspirations for Houston?

This year rdAGENTS are joining forces with AIA young professionals to host a design charrette to challenge teams to reimagine the site of the Meat Packing Building (noted below) along Commerce street. The site of the building serves as both a physical and conceptual nexus for urban design issues in Houston. Located within both the floodplain and floodway, the site raises questions about building in these highly sensitive locations post-Harvey. Set along Buffalo Bayou’s iconic trail system with an imminent new connection to the MKT Trail to the north, the site serves as a threshold between downtown and the Bayou Greenways system and creates opportunities for access and connectivity. Along Commerce Street, the building site has potentials for reconciling history with forward-thinking design solutions integrating multi-modal travel options/ Teams will be asked to propose ideas that would answer two questions. Could a new building proposal mediate the desire to build along a downtown waterfront to promote urban revitalization yet meet the strict criteria for floodway construction? Or should the site be transformed to greenspace to connect the street level to bayou level?

Here’s the rundown: In collaboration this year with the Downtown Management District, and Buffalo Bayou Partnership the charrette will be held all day at Rice University on Saturday, January 27. You’ll want to bring your own computers and printers, as always. Multidisciplinary teams of 2-6 people are encouraged.

A cash prize will be awarded to the winning team as well as an honorable mention.

Registration is $125 for RDA member teams, $150 for non-member teams, and $25 for student teams. Registration is limited to 20 teams on a first come first serve basis.  Click here to register and make a payment online. You will need the names and contact for each member of your team to register.


Key Dates

January 19, 2018  – Competition Registration Deadline

January 20, 2018 at 9:30am – Site Visit from 1019 Commerce Street

January 27, 2018 – 8:30am to 5pm Design Charrette

January 29, 2018 at 4pm to 6pm – Presentation to jury,

6pm to 8pm, Reception and Award

 

 

Read more about Rice Design Alliance’s 2018 Spring Charrette.

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
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