Calendar

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Dec
3
Sun
2017
BikeHouston’s The Bayou Ride @ Niko Niko's
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

BikeHouston

BikeHouston Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly leads a slower, educational ride on the first Sunday of every month departing from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s) at 8 am (unless otherwise stated). This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. It is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces.

Pace and Duration

Moderate, with stops to discuss how Houston is evolving and what is coming, for 2-3 hours.

Recommendations

Fatter tires are highly recommended, but some folks can tough it out on road bikes.

As always:

Remember to bring a helmet, water, and spare tubes.

To register, visit The Bayou Ride’s event page.

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Houston Zoo’s Educator Workshop: Making Science Meaningful with Project-Based Learning @ Houston Zoo
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

HOUSTON ZOO

Wondering how to teach engaging scientific content and increase your students’ college and career readiness skills? In this workshop, you will experience inspirational strategies for students to learn science content while building their 21st Century skills through a project-based learning lesson focused on wildlife found at the Houston Zoo. This workshop is ideal for 5th to 12th Grade educators.


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Lunch included)
$30 per educator

Space is limited. Register Now!


You’ll receive a 6 credit hour CPE certificate; either 6 hours of Science credit or 6 hours of GT credit at the completion of the workshop.

Educator Workshops are weekday sessions that focus on the behind the scenes aspects of teaching. We provide tips, tools and techniques for high functioning classrooms.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds: Patrons who provide a written notice of cancellation to the Conservation Education Department (1513 Cambridge, Houston, TX 77030) on or before 3 weeks (21 days) prior to the program date will receive a full refund. No refund will be issued after this date. Program and date changes are not available.

The Houston Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancellations are official upon receipt of confirmation from the Houston Zoo.

 

For more events by the Houston Zoo, visit their Event Calendar!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Nature Explore Educator Workshops @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image result for mercer botanic gardensThe Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with Mercer Botanic Gardens proudly invite you to Nature Explore workshops devoted to reconnecting children with nature. Two workshops are available on Saturday, December 9, 2017. One workshop is $40; register for both workshops to receive a $5 discount. Register online at www.natureexplore.org/workshops/educator-workshops. Workshop location: Mercer Botanic Gardens, Humble, TX.

  • Moving to Learn. 9:00 AM to noonDiscover effective techniques for providing indoor and outdoor movement activities that help children develop body control, gain knowledge about the world and enjoy an outlet for emotional expression.
  • Heart-Centered Teaching. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Heart-centered teaching begins with an appreciation for the wonders of the world, the people around us and ourselves. It honors individual gifts and helps children learn authentically. Discover a set of tools for cultivating a more joyful approach to teaching.

KPB’s 24th Annual Tour De Lites @ Shadycrest Elementary School
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keep Pearland Beautiful

24th Annual Tour De Lites

Bicycle Ride and Haywagon Ride

The one and a half hour evening recreational ride begins at 7 p.m. at Shadycrest Elementary and goes through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. Registration and check in for the ride ends at 6:30 p.m. 

The ride includes a contest for the best-decorated bicycles and/or rider. All participants in the contest must check-in by 6:00 p.m.

 

Hayride

There will be a hayride available for those who cannot ride a bicycle (limit 60) pre-registration for the hayride is required.  No seats for the hayride will be held for onsite registration.  The riders then return to Shadycrest Elementary for hot chocolate and cookies.

 

SPONSOR TODAY

Sponsorships for the 24th Annual Tour De Lites are available. For more information contact Andrew Miller (281-489-2795 or amiller@mykpb.org).  Sponsor registration is available: http://bit.ly/TDL-Sponsor

 


Pre-Registration Fee

$15 for the first member of a family and $5 for each additional family member.

On-Site Registration

$25 for the first member of a family and $5 for each additional family member.

There is no charge for children 5 and under to participate. All children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than 3 children per adult.

The fee includes one ride T-shirt per family, a ride packet, route map, ride, and refreshments. Additional T-shirts are available at $10 each. Registration before November 20, 2017, will guarantee that you will receive the shirt size(s) you request.  All others will receive shirts on a first come first served basis.

REGISTER TODAY

All proceeds from the ride go toward Hike & Bike Trails in Pearland.


 

Safety Precautions

You must agree to the terms of the waiver of liability in order to register online.  Parents or guardians check off the agreement for children under 18.

All bike riders must wear a helmet in order to participate in the ride.

 

For more information, visit KPB’s 24th Annual Tour De Lites event page.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
BikeHouston’s Light Distribution Ride @ BikeHouston Office
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

BikeHouston

BikeHouston wants to make sure everyone riding around at night is able to be seen.

Meet at the BikeHouston Office at 6:00 pm and we will start the ride at 6:30 pm.

The ride will consist of group/teams of two or more people in different parts of the city to handout lights to people riding without them.


The areas we will send people to are:

  • 3rd Ward
  • Northside/Near North
  • Heights
  • EastEnd
  • Downtown
  • Museum
  • Montrose
  • Washington
  • Med-Center

It will work to your advantage if you are familiar with these areas of town.


BikeHouston has the lights available so you do not need to bring anything but yourself (unless you have extra lights you would like to give).

The goal is to help and educate people that are out riding their bikes about how important it is to be seen when riding at night.

Bring a friend or come make a new one on this ride, and let’s have some fun!

 

For more events with BikeHouston, visit their Event Calendar!

Apr
6
Fri
2018
TWA’s QuailMasters 2018 – Registration Deadline @ Roby, TX
Apr 6 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

QuailMasters 2018

Hosted By: TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

What is QuailMasters?

A series of intensive, hands-on training sessions designed to expose participants to the best of the best quail habitat in the state of Texas and make them ‘masters’ of the art and science of quail management. Quail-Masters will enhance your decision-making skills relative to 3 phases of quail management.

  • Habitat Management
  • Population Management
  • People Management

 

Registration

  • Quail Masters Student (college) Registration $250
  • Quail Masters Full Registration $500

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018

Register Now

 

QuailMasters Course Schedule

Session I: April 22-24, Roby
Session II: June 3-5, Breckenridge
Session III: August 5-7, TBD by Class
Session IV: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Hebbronville
Includes most meals and classroom materials.  Lodging, travel and some resource material are the student’s responsibility.

 

Requirements for Participation

QuailMasters is a prestigious, intensive program, and we expect 110% of our participants. As a ‘fledgling’ QuailMaster, you will be expected to attend all four sessions of the Quail-Masters program.

 

Who Could Benefit from Attending QuailMasters?

  • Landowners/Managers
  • Hunters
  • Quail Enthusiasts
  • Consultants
  • County Agents
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • College Students*

*3 hours of graduate college credit are available for participation. NOTE: Graduate tuition is separate from QuailMaster’s tuition.

 

For more events by the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events page!

Jun
19
Tue
2018
TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Teacher/ Volunteer Training @ Falcon Point Ranch
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

WHO

  • Educators: 6 – 8th, HS EE, Biology & Ag Science
  • Volunteers:  TX Master Naturalists or Gardeners, Private Biologist, Retired teachers, College Students

 

COST

$225 per person

Includes: Food, lodging for two nights, and materials

 

 

For more events by the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events page!