Calendar

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Tyke Hikes @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Encourage your child’s curiosity about nature and spend time with them exploring outdoors!

Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join a naturalist for a story reading, a simple nature activity or craft, and a stroller-friendly hike on the beautiful Arboretum trails. Enjoy an interesting new nature experience each week with themes such as bats, raccoons, owls, and trees.

Cost per class: Free for Family Tree Members and above (please have member card on hand); $7 per child for nonmembers (younger siblings are welcome for free). Pay at the door, advanced registration not necessary.

Please note – as of January 2017, Tyke Hikes are $7 per child for nonmembers.

Note: Please dress for the weather. Tyke Hikes take place rain or shine! Closed-toe shoes are best for trail hikes. Older preschoolers are welcome but are the responsibility of the adult companion.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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.

Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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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!

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Central City Co-Op Farmer’s Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church)
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Central City Co-Op Farmer's Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church) | Houston | Texas | United States

All About Central City Co-Op

In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.

Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.

Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!

Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.

In short, we make our best effort to feature produce from local sources that embrace compassionate and chemical-free growing—and the little that isn’t local is still nationally-certified USDA organic. We believe everyone should have access to organic produce at reasonable prices.

A bit more…

Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!

Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).

Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.

Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.

Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 20 @ 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!

 

 

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 21 @ 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.

Nature Discovery Center’s Junior Scientists @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Our Junior Scientists (ages 6 to 10) explore the natural world and examine a variety of science themes through hands-on investigations and experiments and in lessons enriched with crafts, games, and more!

 

Cost / Class

  • Members: $15
  • Nonmembers: $20

Sign up for individual classes or for the semester. Members enjoy additional savings with our Members-Only Semester Discount!

Space is limited, so register online now!

 

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

11/09 Autumn Nature
11/16 Deadly and Dangerous
11/30 What’s Alive?
12/07 Predators and Prey
12/14 Science of Winter
12/21 Vertebrate Animals

 

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

Dec
26
Tue
2017
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Dec 26 @ 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.