|Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15 8:00 AM
|Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.|
Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 AM
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Houston Community College, Emancipation Park, Project Row Houses, Texas Southern University and more! This tour will look at the neighborhood’s character, history, and future in the center of Houston.
Reservations are required for this tour as attendance is limited.
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID
Attendees need to bring their own bicycle. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent a bike from Houston B-Cycle. Nearest stations are located at Holman & Main (HCC/Ensemble Metro Station) or Holman & Live Oak (Project Row Houses).
This tour will meet in front of the Houston Community College “Central Campus” sign at 1300 Holman Street.
For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!
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.
COST (includes lunch)
- FREE for ages 4 years and under
- $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
- $45 for ages 14+
November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man
Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.
December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm
Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.
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.
Meet at the park fire ring to learn about camp cooking over an open fire from a staff naturalist. Enjoy some tasty samples cooked in a cast-iron Dutch oven. Family fun for all ages.
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.