Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 17 @ 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!

 

 

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Dr. Maya Klein’s “The Dirt Cure” @ United Way- Greater Houston
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Maya Klein has a message for parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt! Dr. Klein will speak in-person about her book, “The Dirt Cure,” and how to heal your family by what you eat. Get tickets here. Learn more about Dr. Klein in our blog. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30-8 pm, United Way Greater Houston. Presented by OHBA.

Urban Reads: Dr. Kyle Shelton @ Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
24
Wed
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 24 @ 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!

 

 

Jan
30
Tue
2018
Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think @ Fondren Library, 4th Floor Kyle Morrow Room at Rice University
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join authors Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle for the release of their book, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think (Oxford University Press 2017) for an event sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program with support from the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University.

Religion vs. Science is based on a five-year study of religious Americans’ views of science, called the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study. The RUS study surveyed 10,000 Americans about their views on the relationship between religion and science, as well as specific scientific issues such as stem cell research, evolution and creation, science education, and others. The survey was in addition to more than 300 in-person interviews.  Pastor Lee Hsia of Houston’s First Baptist Church and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses will moderate the conversation and provide unique perspectives on the book’s content.

RSVP required and will be announced on the website shortly prior to the event.

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Jan
31
Wed
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 31 @ 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!

 

 

Nature Discovery Center’s Sparrow Identification Workshop – Lecture @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Sparrow Identification Workshop

with Dr. Cin-Ty Lee

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Dr. Cin-Ty Lee has volunteered to teach a bird identification workshop as a fundraiser to help support birding programs at the Nature Discovery Center. All proceeds will go directly to NatureDiscovery Center programs. Dr. Lee’s workshop will feature a one evening sparrow identification lecture, followed by an all-day field trip to several places in the greater Houston area to look for some of our over-wintering sparrows.


Workshop Dates

Lecture: Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm at the Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401

Field Trip: Saturday, February 3 at 7 am and continue through lunchtime, with the possibility of going longer if people want to keep birding. Car-pooling is recommended. Specific birding locations will be selected by Dr. Lee closer to the date of the field trip.


Cost: $65 – NDC members; $90 – non-members

Advanced registration required. Register online at my-ndc.org/activities/sparrows/  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Sparrow Identification Workshop – Field Trip @ several places in the greater Houston area
Feb 3 @ 7:00 am

Sparrow Identification Workshop

with Dr. Cin-Ty Lee

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Dr. Cin-Ty Lee has volunteered to teach a bird identification workshop as a fundraiser to help support birding programs at the Nature Discovery Center. All proceeds will go directly to NatureDiscovery Center programs. Dr. Lee’s workshop will feature a one evening sparrow identification lecture, followed by an all-day field trip to several places in the greater Houston area to look for some of our over-wintering sparrows.


Workshop Dates

Lecture: Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm at the Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401

Field Trip: Saturday, February 3 at 7 am and continue through lunchtime, with the possibility of going longer if people want to keep birding. Car-pooling is recommended. Specific birding locations will be selected by Dr. Lee closer to the date of the field trip.


Cost: $65 – NDC members; $90 – non-members

Advanced registration required. Register online at my-ndc.org/activities/sparrows/  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

What to Bring & Wear: Lots of water & drinks, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, binoculars and bird books. Layered clothing, hat, closed-toed shoes.

Feb
5
Mon
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Monday Morning Gardening in the Park @ Russ Pitman Park
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monday Morning Gardening in the Park

with Park Steward & Senior Naturalist Mary Ann Beauchemin

Adults – interested in gardening? Want to learn more about native plant gardening, non-native invasive species and help care for a local park at the same time?

Join Nature Discovery Center Park Steward Mary Ann Beauchemin on (typically) the first Monday of the month while the weather is cooler for some light gardening and help her care for Russ Pitman Park, the Center’s outdoor classroom. Volunteers will be removing some invasive species, growing out and planting natives, trimming the Pocket Prairie, watering recently transplanted plants and more.

  • No experience necessary. Experienced staff will work with you and guide you through projects.
  • Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get dirty.
  • Bring your own gloves and gardening gear or use ours.

Please contact Park Steward Mary Ann Beauchemin in advance if you are interested in coming or have any questions. [email protected]

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Note: If you are interested in volunteer gardening, but cannot make it on the dates below, contact Mary Ann. Perhaps you can help on another day!

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Monthly Winter Bird Walk @ Russ Pitman Park
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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Mary Ann Beauchemin will lead a monthly bird walk in Russ Pitman Park throughout the winter. In addition to our “Winter Texan” songbirds, we have sometimes had interesting “migrants” stay and overwinter. Most winters we have some western hummers like Rufous & Black-chinned, and less commonly a few Calliopes visit the park.

Join us and witness this special, seasonal beauty of nature.

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