Calendar

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Ai Weiwei’s THE HUMAN FLOW @ The Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the short list for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards!

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic documentary by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration. Captured over the course of one year in 23 countries, the film witnesses its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. A visceral work of cinema that begs the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

 

https://www.mfah.org/calendar/human-flow

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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.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) and their parents or adult caregivers learn basic science concepts in hands-on classes that encourage and celebrate natural curiosity! Curious Kids lessons incorporate live animals, plants, natural objects, crafts, puppets, stories, and nature walks. Sign up for individual classes or for the semester at a discount.

Are you raising a Curious Kid? We’ll explore, ask, discover, experiment, and more in our pre-K science program! Our children’s programs feature science-rich, weekly, stand-alone classes that offer you the flexibility to sign-up for individual classes that meet your hectic schedules or for specific topics that inspire your children.

 

Cost per class:
  • Members – $15
  • Nonmembers – $20

Advanced registration required.

Register online here.

 

When: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:15 am OR Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Note: If this class schedule does not work for you and you can get a group of 5 or more children together, we can try to arrange a different day or time. Call Eric Duran at 713.667.6550 to see if a class can be arranged.

 

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

 11/14  Deadly and Dangerous
 11/28  What’s Alive?
 12/05  What Animals Eat
 12/12  Science of Winter
 12/19  Winter Nature Crafts

 

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

Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) and their parents or adult caregivers learn basic science concepts in hands-on classes that encourage and celebrate natural curiosity! Curious Kids lessons incorporate live animals, plants, natural objects, crafts, puppets, stories, and nature walks. Sign up for individual classes or for the semester at a discount.

Are you raising a Curious Kid? We’ll explore, ask, discover, experiment, and more in our pre-K science program! Our children’s programs feature science-rich, weekly, stand-alone classes that offer you the flexibility to sign-up for individual classes that meet your hectic schedules or for specific topics that inspire your children.

 

Cost per class:
  • Members – $15
  • Nonmembers – $20

Advanced registration required.

Register online here.

 

When: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:15 am OR Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Note: If this class schedule does not work for you and you can get a group of 5 or more children together, we can try to arrange a different day or time. Call Eric Duran at 713.667.6550 to see if a class can be arranged.

 

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

 11/14  Deadly and Dangerous
 11/28  What’s Alive?
 12/05  What Animals Eat
 12/12  Science of Winter
 12/19  Winter Nature Crafts

 

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

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.

Jan
14
Sun
2018
An Introduction to DRAWDOWN and What You Can Do About It @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm
An Introduction to DRAWDOWN and What You Can Do About It @ First Unitarian Universalist Church | Houston | Texas | United States

Our first goal in reversing global warming is drawdown. This is the point where the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere levels off and begins to decline. If we get moving, we could reach drawdown by 2050.  At this event co-sponsored by Green Building Resource Center and Houston Climate Protection Alliance, the Climate Action Team of First Unitarian Universalist Church will summarize the book, Drawdown, then break into groups to focus on particular solutions:  organic farming and land use, family planning, refrigerant management, or your favorite action issue.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Healthcare Seminar Exhibit & Social (SES) 2018 @ The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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Health Symposium Exhibition & Social (SES) annually provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities. The event includes happy hour, a seminar, and a panel discussion focusing on a new era of growth and innovation in the healthcare industry.


2018 Keynote Speaker

Paul D., Biddinger, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness
Director, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine

Register Here!

PRICING

  • Interns – $20.00
  • AIA Member – $40.00
  • Non Member – $80.00

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.5 HSW Learning Units (SES)
  • All AIA Members will be reported
  • All Non Members will receive certificates

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events 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+

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
24
Sat
2018
Walk for the Woods Project @ Ripley House Neighborhood Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am

Walk for The Woods Project 2018

Length: Estimated 3 miles

Where: Scenic route that winds through East End neighborhood and along beautiful Buffalo Bayou

What: Learn more about Houston’s East End, meet our students and volunteers and support The Woods Project

This estimated 5K walk will take you on a journey through Houston’s historic East End, where many of The Woods Project’s students live and play. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Woods Project and promises to be a great morning of community, history and fun!The scenic route includes stops along a beautiful undeveloped area of Buffalo Bayou, where walkers will learn about the efforts to clean up the bayou.

Additionally, what makes this Walk very unique are the history stops found throughout the route, such as Firehouse #2. Walkers are encouraged to visit history stops to learn about important people and places in the area and the role they have played in shaping Houston.

The Walk is a great opportunity to meet The Woods Project’s students. Join us to celebrate our students and see the historic East End!

The event will be fun for the whole family with plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment happening during and after the walk. However, please be advised that due to local restrictions, glass containers, any animals including dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes are not allowed at the event. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Bayou Trail.

The Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot is awarded each year to the team that can bring out the most participants to the Walk for the Woods Project. It is a prestigious award which shows your team’s commitment to our program and to improving the lives of our students.

Parking

Parking is “first come, first serve” at Ripley House, and it will fill up quickly.

Look for volunteers and signs to help you get to the right place!

 

Donate or Register Today!

You can register as an individual, or you can join a walk team!

 


Is your company interested in supporting the Walk or sponsoring your team?

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please contact Jessi Manley, Development Director, at Jessi@thewoodsproject.org o816-507-3661.