Calendar

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
4
Mon
2017
Opening Reception @ Sunset Coffee Building
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eastside as Found by Jae Boggess – Funded by a grant from Rice Design Alliance, this photography exhibit documents industrial and commercial buildings east of downtown. In danger of demolition, these neglected and vacant buildings help tell the story of Houston as a repeated boomtown and have the potential to define a unique sense of place as these neighborhoods change. Architect Jae Boggess hopes that the exhibit will prompt a dialogue about what will become of our city’s built history.

Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou is a collaboration between students from the University of Houston Graphic Design and Creative Writing programs with funding support from the Mitchell Center for the Arts. The exhibit features proposals for site-based installations and engagement events to be held on sites along Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector in spring 2018. The installations express an interpretation of the history, economy, resilience, culture and community values of the East End and Fifth Ward communities as they relate to the bayou and green spaces.

On view through January 29 (Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm).

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Houston Zoo’s Educator Workshop: Making Science Meaningful with Project-Based Learning @ Houston Zoo
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

HOUSTON ZOO

Wondering how to teach engaging scientific content and increase your students’ college and career readiness skills? In this workshop, you will experience inspirational strategies for students to learn science content while building their 21st Century skills through a project-based learning lesson focused on wildlife found at the Houston Zoo. This workshop is ideal for 5th to 12th Grade educators.


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Lunch included)
$30 per educator

Space is limited. Register Now!


You’ll receive a 6 credit hour CPE certificate; either 6 hours of Science credit or 6 hours of GT credit at the completion of the workshop.

Educator Workshops are weekday sessions that focus on the behind the scenes aspects of teaching. We provide tips, tools and techniques for high functioning classrooms.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds: Patrons who provide a written notice of cancellation to the Conservation Education Department (1513 Cambridge, Houston, TX 77030) on or before 3 weeks (21 days) prior to the program date will receive a full refund. No refund will be issued after this date. Program and date changes are not available.

The Houston Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancellations are official upon receipt of confirmation from the Houston Zoo.

 

For more events by the Houston Zoo, visit their Event Calendar!

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.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Dec 16 @ 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+

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.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jan 13 @ 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+

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.

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+

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.

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+

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.

Apr
6
Fri
2018
TWA’s QuailMasters 2018 – Registration Deadline @ Roby, TX
Apr 6 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

QuailMasters 2018

Hosted By: TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

What is QuailMasters?

A series of intensive, hands-on training sessions designed to expose participants to the best of the best quail habitat in the state of Texas and make them ‘masters’ of the art and science of quail management. Quail-Masters will enhance your decision-making skills relative to 3 phases of quail management.

  • Habitat Management
  • Population Management
  • People Management

 

Registration

  • Quail Masters Student (college) Registration $250
  • Quail Masters Full Registration $500

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018

Register Now

 

QuailMasters Course Schedule

Session I: April 22-24, Roby
Session II: June 3-5, Breckenridge
Session III: August 5-7, TBD by Class
Session IV: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Hebbronville
Includes most meals and classroom materials.  Lodging, travel and some resource material are the student’s responsibility.

 

Requirements for Participation

QuailMasters is a prestigious, intensive program, and we expect 110% of our participants. As a ‘fledgling’ QuailMaster, you will be expected to attend all four sessions of the Quail-Masters program.

 

Who Could Benefit from Attending QuailMasters?

  • Landowners/Managers
  • Hunters
  • Quail Enthusiasts
  • Consultants
  • County Agents
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • College Students*

*3 hours of graduate college credit are available for participation. NOTE: Graduate tuition is separate from QuailMaster’s tuition.

 

For more events by the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events page!