Houston Geological Society’s Earth Science Week Field Trip @ Panther Creek, Montgomery County Preserve, south of The Woodlands
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Houston Geological Society’s 2017 ESW Field Trip is a Free family-friendly outdoor geology field trip.

Come explore geological stream processes with us!  See point bars, cut banks, delta bar deposits, meanders, sediment flow structures and log jams.  Find out what a thalweg is.

Field Trip Leader:  Erik Scott

Wildlife Experts:  Available for plant, bug and bird identification.

This is a WALKING field trip.  There is nothing to collect.  Bring a camera and binoculars for birding.

Services:  No facilities on site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  See the following 2017 Field trip Downloads:

Buffalo Bayou Parternship: Sunset on the Bayou (Save the Date) @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Image result for buffalo bayou partnershipBuffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala, Sunset on the Bayou on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building. Click here to fill a response form by September 15, 2017.

To request a gala invitation or for questions, please contact Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 103.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala @ The Water Works
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership GalaSunset on the Bayou. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building.This event will be located at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on Thursday, November 2 with cocktails at 6:30 PM and a seated dinner proceeding at 8:00 PM. Click here to view the invitation. Tables of ten are $25,000; $15,000; $10,000 and $6,000. Individual tickets are $1,500; $1,000 and $600. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

The Swamp Thing Gala – Bayou Land Conservancy Benefit @ Southwestern Energy Headquarters
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join Bayou Land Conservancy on November 11, 2017, as they celebrate another successful year of conserving land along our bayous, creeks and streams at their “Swamp Thing Gala.” You might even learn some fun facts about wetlands and all the critters and plants that live there. Share a night of inspiration with co-workers, clients, friends and nature lovers. Who knows, you could catch a glimpse of the mysterious “swamp thing”! The event will be held at the beautiful Southwestern Energy Headquarters, a 26-acre property located adjacent to the Spring Creek Greenway just off I-45. The grounds are planted with native plants and grasses that are irrigated with water from the nearby retention ponds. The sites serves as an excellent example of environmentally friendly actions that we can all employ. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale and can be purchased online at

2017 RDA Gala to Honor Linda Sylvan @ Rice University
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2017 RDA Gala to Honor Linda Sylvan @ Rice University | Houston | Texas | United States

Linda Sylvan will be honored with RDA’s 45th anniversary year with the Award for Design Excellence at the 31st RDA Gala LAUNCH on November 11, 2017.  LAUNCHrepresents the years of creativity, determination, and hard work that Linda has put into the Rice Design Alliance, growing it from a small program to a nationally recognized organization.  While she will tell you that all of the credit belongs to the RDA board, RDA and RSA staff and faculty, volunteers, and members over the past 29 years, we know that much of the credit goes to Linda.  We look forward to celebrating with the entire Rice Design Alliance community – architects, builders, engineers, designers, academics, urban planners, writers, artists, government officials, attorneys, accountants, geologists, and everyone else – as we party at LAUNCH!

31st Annual Rice Design Gala: LAUNCH
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
31st Annual Rice Design Gala: LAUNCH @ Houston | Texas | United States

The Rice Design Alliance marks its 45th anniversary this year as a premier program within Rice Architecture that gives, students, faculty, design professionals and community advocates a launching pad to make a real difference in Houston. The RDA Board of Directors will proudly honor retiring Executive Director, Linda Sylvan and celebrate her three decades shaping Cite, the RDA, and influencing Houston. LAUNCH, RDA’s 31st gala, will take place Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Hilton Americas Houston. The Rice Design Alliance provides community engagement for Rice Architecture and Rice University, offering lectures, tours, educational events, and publications that promote a vigorous discussion about the built environment in Houston. Gala proceeds provide operating support for RDA’s programs and publications.

Follow RDA on Facebook for more information to come on LAUNCH.

Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center
Nov 16 @ 3:00 am
Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. David Hanson is the leader. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit

Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
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.