Calendar

Oct
20
Fri
2017
H-GAC Fall Planning Workshop @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

H-GAC’s Fall Planning Workshop for Local Governments, will be a half-day workshop series for local governments features presentations on best planning practices for communities.

This year’s workshop will focus on implementation. Discussion points will include:

  • How do you keep your plan off the shelf?
  • How do you pay for it?
  • How do you do it?

Registration will open in the fall. 

To be added to the list to receive more information, contact Amanda Thorin at 713-993-4587.

Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop @ Midway Barbeque
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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This workshop is for landowners, real estate professionals, attorneys, advisors, natural resource professionals, and city or county officials to learn about conservation easements and land preservation.

Topics:

  • Why save land on the Urban Edge?  What is the Coastal Prairie and How Does it Benefit my Community?
  • What is a Conservation Easement?  What is a Land Trust?
  • Top 10 Issues of Which any Landowner Should be Aware
  • Effects of Land Fragmentation
  • Saving Land and Saving Taxes – Income, Estate, and Property; The Appraisal Process
  • Funding Sources for Land Preservation, Conservation Easements, and Restoration

Registration is required.

Cost: $15  – Registration includes BBQ lunch

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For more information, please visit Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Oct 27 @ 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.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Houston Audubon November Speaker Event: The Genius of Birds @ Matchbox 4
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven solely by instinct, and their brains as primitive, capable of only the simplest mental processes.  But it is not so. Jennifer Ackerman, and her book “The Genius of Birds” explores the new view of birds as “thinkers”—cunning, playful, witty, greedy, cranky, joyful, competitive.  She looks at the intelligence of birds within the context of easily observed behavior in our own surroundings and brings to it the latest science from lab and field. Join the Houston Audubon for an interesting presentation from Jennifer Ackerman about birds and their amazing intelligence.

Houston Audubon has partnered with Blue Willow Bookshop for this event. Pre-order your copy of the Genius of Birds with Blue Willow though this link: http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/houston-audubon-event-jennifer-a… or purchase your book at the event. 15% of all book sales will be donated to Houston Audubon and there will be a book signing after the presentation. Although this is a free event, seating is limited so get your tickets online.

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
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.