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Jan
19
Fri
2018
Trail Scouting on the Trail Between the Lakes @ Martin Dies Jr. State Park
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Friday, January 19 at 8:30 AM

This is a special Friday hike event. RSVPs are waitlist only, please send me a PM if you are able to join. The Trail Between the Lakes runs 28 miles t…

Trail Scouting on the Trail Between the Lakes

Friday, Jan 19, 2018, 8:30 AM

Martin Dies Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South Jasper, TX

2 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

This is a special Friday hike event. RSVPs are waitlist only, please send me a PM if you are able to join. The Trail Between the Lakes runs 28 miles through the Sabine National Forest between Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Sam Rayburn. It is similar to our nearby Lone Star Trail, but is lightly used and unevenly maintained. So while we are camping …

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Martin Dies Jr. State Park Camping @ Martin Dies Jr. State Park
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Friday, January 19 at 3:00 PM

CAMPING: I have reserved five sites in the Walnut Ridge camping area in the north half of the park. The cost is $200 for the weekend and will be split…

Martin Dies Jr. State Park Camping

Friday, Jan 19, 2018, 3:00 PM

Martin Dies Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South Jasper, TX

50 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

CAMPING: I have reserved five sites in the Walnut Ridge camping area in the north half of the park. The cost is $200 for the weekend and will be split between all campers whether spending one night or two. There are cabins and screen shelters available in the park for people that prefer not to stay in tents. About HATS https://www.hatsandmore.org/ …

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Jan
20
Sat
2018
Big Thicket National Preserve Beech Creek Hike ~11.1 Miles @ Beech Woods Trail
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, January 20 at 9:00 AM

Gathering Place: The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will relocate to the Beech Woods Trail. We will be obvious in the sma…

Big Thicket National Preserve Beech Creek Hike ~11.1 Miles

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 9:00 AM

Beech Woods Trail
5280 FM2992 Woodville, tx

25 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

Gathering Place: The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will relocate to the Beech Woods Trail. We will be obvious in the small parking area. If you are coming from Houston check this page for comments or other changes before leaving. This part of the preserve is subject to flooding, so overnight weather may force changes t…

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Jan
21
Sun
2018
Big Thicket National Preserve Big Sandy Hike ~11 Miles @ Big Sandy Trailhead
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Sunday, January 21 at 9:00 AM

Gathering Place: The hike has been relocated to the Big Sandy Trail. The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will no longer me…

Big Thicket National Preserve Big Sandy Hike ~11 Miles

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 9:00 AM

Big Sandy Trailhead
2209 Sunflower Rd. Livingston, tx

24 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

Gathering Place: The hike has been relocated to the Big Sandy Trail. The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will no longer meet at the visitors center. If you are coming from Houston check this page for comments or other changes before leaving. The preserve is subject to flooding, so overnight weather may force changes to …

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Incredible Edibles @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Incredible Edibles

Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!

Are you curious how others have lived off the land? Want to know about the relationships the indigenous peoples of the area have with the natural resources? Join a Park Ranger on this hike where we talk about the different plants of the park and their uses!

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

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Home School Program @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our home school classes are offered on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for students ages 5-12. A different three-week science unit is taught each month, with classes consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and outdoor activities. Extension ideas will be provided to parents so they can follow up with lessons and activities at home.
Visit our Home School Blog at www.HouArbHomeSchool.wordpress.com to see what Home Schoolers have been up to!

Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (classes for ages 5, 6 – 7, 8 – 9, and 10 – 12)
Fees per student: $60 member** / $90 nonmember per three-week unit

**Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

Please note: Additional Parents and siblings may not attend class. Those who wish to go out on a nature hike may do so on a special basis by discussing with instructors. *Attendee(s) must be mature enough to participate in the program(s) without parental or guardian supervision. 

Registration note: Parents, when registering for multiple months, please register your child in the same age group for the entire semester.  Thank you!


As part of your registration, you will also receive email updates from our Home School Blog with information and pictures showing you what the students did in class, take home activities to continue learning at home, and updates about the Home School Program in general.


January 8, 22, 29: Body Systems I

The human body is amazing! Come learn how our body systems compare to other animal’s bodies – like a frog! We will dissect a frog in class to examine the different body parts. Register Online

February 5, 19, 26: Body Systems II

This month we continue learning more about body systems. Do mammals breathe the same way as fish? Does a sheep’s heart look like ours? Join us as we explore more about bodies! Register Online

March 5, 19, 26: Urban Farming

Chickens in your backyard? Fresh vegetables from your own garden? Urban farms are sprouting up all over the city! Learn how you can be eco-friendly, save money, and reconnect with nature by creating an urban farm of your own. Register Online

April 9, 16, 23: Geology Rocks!

Rocks, soil, and water are all a part of our physical environment here on earth. This month we will explore how rocks and soil are formed, use stream tables to study geomorphology, and even make our own crystals! Register Online

May 7, 14, 21: Curious Concoctions

Chemistry isn’t just for scientists in labs! Chemistry can be found even in your home and the natural world just outside the door. Find out where you can see chemistry in action as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Register Online

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Little Explorers @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 23 @ 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.