Calendar

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Kayak Adventure @ East End Lagoon
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Artist Boat

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history.

Activity Level: Easy

Book Your Kayak Adventure Now >>>

Dec
20
Wed
2017
AIA/IIDA Happy Hour @ Chapman and Kirby
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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RSVP Here

Let’s all get together and toast the New Year and celebrate the friendship of the IIDA Houston City Center and the AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee! Please join us at Chapman and Kirby for some Holiday fun, light bites, and libations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fast TrackGeigerHarvey BuildersHerman MillerTandus/Centiva, and The KipCO/CS Gulf Coast for making this event possible!

 

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

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Small Firm Roundtable @ Wooster's Garden
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

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End of the year celebration!  Join us!

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.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

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

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

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

Dec
28
Thu
2017
HPARD’s Native Plant Propagation Workdays @ HPARD Greenhouse
Dec 28 @ 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 kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov.

Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

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

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Eco-Art Workshop Day: Shark Mania @ Artist Boat
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artist Boat

Get to know sharks up close and personal!

Special works on Canvas

Art meets science in the Artist Boat Eco-Art Camp Sessions! Artist Boat Eco-Art Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art to beautify yards and homes. Join us for inspirational education.

Session themes are offered in which campers will use the scientific method to investigate processes in our ocean. Each camp will culminate in creating works of art that illustrate the knowledge that campers have acquired about our ocean. Camp sessions are designed for children Kindergarten-Sixth Grade.

Registration is required and spaces are limited to ensure small camp size and individual attention. To register, please call 409-770-0722 or email residency@artistboat.org.

For more information, download the camp flyer here>>>

Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

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