Calendar

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Mar
19
Mon
2018
“We Back the Bay” program application deadline
Mar 19 all-day

“We Back the Bay” program allows students and teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay to create learning legacies on their school campus that will improve the water quality of Galveston Bay. The program will build awareness of the causes and consequences of poor water quality in Galveston Bay, develop critical thinking skills necessary to mitigate pollution of the Bay, and create action to increase water conservation and reduce storm run-off from school campuses. Participants will learn how SmartWater landscapes not only improve water quality of the bay but may reduce flooding from heavy rainfall events.

If you are accepted into “We Back the Bay” you/your campus will receive the following for FREE:
• 3 Days of Professional Development for 2-3 teachers/campus
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Workshop (5, 2-hour workshops for 125 students/campus)
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Adventure (5, 4-hour adventures for 125 students/campus)
• $4,549 Mini-Grant for each campus to build a WaterSmart Landscape on their campus

Five schools will be accepted into the program based on applications submitted by teachers.
Application Deadline: March 19th, 2018
Program will take place between July 2018 and May 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit artistboat.org/we-back-the-bay.

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

May
5
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Jun
2
Sat
2018
2018 Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

BE BETTER PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY!

Recognizing life-threatening medical symptoms for kids and adults is crucial for any parent, professional or concerned citizen. As outdoor educators and farmers at Blackwood Land, we believe this knowledge is invaluable whether you live in an urban area or leading a trip into the wilderness. In this course, offered by the prestigious Wilderness Medical Associates, you will:

  • Manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available.
  • Learn from medical professionals with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
  • Be prepared for emergencies that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
  • Have fun while developing confidence in your ability to care for emergencies

Course fee: $495 (lunch included)

 

Lodging & Meals

Tent Camping: $10/night (bath house available) | Bunk in main house: $15/night

Breakfast: $9/day | Dinner: $15/day

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 17 – Jun 22 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 24 – Jun 29 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jul 1 – Jul 6 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jul 15 – Jul 20 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.