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Oct
16
Mon
2017
KBH: Recycle-Bowl
Oct 16 – Nov 15 all-day

Image result for recycle bowlRecycle-Bowl is a free competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. On August 1, schools may start to register for the 2017 competition, which aims to invigorate student participation in recycling via an exciting and engaging national K-12 competition. Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective actions ANYONE can do to protect natural resources, conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. Recycling also provides materials that are made into new products. Want to ignite recycling in your school? Friendly competition is a proven way to motivate young people toward adopting sustainable behaviors.

Below you will find additional key dates for this year’s competition. If you have any questions, please contact Isaac Nicholson.

  • August 1 – Registration Opens
  • October 13 – Registration Deadline
  • October 16 – Competition Starts
  • November 15 – Competition Ends

Register your school here or learn more about Recycle-Bowl at www.kab.org/recycle-bowl/.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor
Nov 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor | Houston | Texas | United States

The PNA Subcommittee (of the Natural Resources Advisory Committee) serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to parks and natural areas, promotes the PNA Award Program, and maintains a regional inventory of parks. The PNA subcommittee facilitates information exchange and planning efforts between various stakeholders and collaborators to protect and preserve parks and natural areas across the region.

The PNA Subcommittee meets the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November and is open to anyone interested in participating. To join the mailing list to find out updates about meetings and activities, email Andrea Tantillo.

ArCH Film Festival @ Honeymoon Cafe
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The modern city is controlled by political, financial and environmental factors that force neighborhoods into patterns of decline and regrowth. Architects throughout history – whether building anew or rectifying the past – believe in the utopian ideal that architecture can influence society for the better. This year’s ArCH film series investigates how citizens, developers, historians, politicians, designers and community leaders activate the city within the parameters of policy.

Friday, November 10th
5:00pm Happy Hour Kick-Off, Honeymoon Cafe
7:00pm If You Build It, Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Saturday, November 11th
10:00am Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour, 902 Commerce St
3:00pm Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Sunday, November 12th
3:00pm I Look Up Film Challenge (shorts), Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Monday, November 13th
7:00pm Columbus, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce.
We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (www.HoustonUrbanGardeners.org), a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every meeting, a large basic map of Houston divides the city into 5 zones. Name tags are color-coded to each of the five areas. In this way attendees have been able to find people in their part of this large city and sometimes to share the work load of growing vegetables.

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Katy Prairie Tuesday Workdays @ Indiangrass Preserve's Native Seed Nursery | Waller | Texas | United States
Every Tuesday from 9 am – 3 pm, KPC Volunteers meet at the Indiangrass Preserve’s Native Seed Nursery to water, weed, and pot seedlings. These plants are used to help restore native prairies on KPC properties and in other locations. Occasionally Field Days are held at a different location – email info@katyprairie.org for more details.
Volunteers are needed on a regular basis for tons of other projects. Put yourself on the volunteer email list by emailing info@katyprairie.org Thanks!

Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration @ Sheldon Lake Sate Park & Environmental Learning Center | Houston | Texas | United States

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.

Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 14 @ 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!

Eco-Ology Radio Program on KPFT @ 90.1 FM KPFT
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eco-Ology Radio Program on KPFT @ 90.1 FM KPFT

Eco-Ology, Tuesday 3 to 4 PM KPFT’s program dedicated to local hero’s at the forefront of environmental action, ecology in and for Our community, social justice, health, and spirit. Produced by Patricia Greer, HC Clark and Cath Conlon. Technical support provided by Laura Slavin.

Join us every Tuesday as we explore what is happening in Our community and who is doing something about it. We succeed as a society as we consider health, environment, social, and spiritual interactions. Eco-Ology welcomes ecologists, economists, environmentalists, religious and spiritual leaders, peace givers, progressives, conservatives, liberals – everyone who is deeply entrenched in living now and believes a future is possible. Water, local farmers, green building, children, recycling, hydrocarbons in Our air, landfills, recipes for preparing green leafys, biodiversity.Eco-Ology is a coalition of solution based citizens from a variety of environmentally-related organizations, focusing on ecological issues, exposing their interdependent relationship. Bringing people and their stories to folks. Just regular people, who from life experience, exposed problems and strived to solve them, making a difference in the community of Our earth.

Rice University Farmers Market @ Rice University
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Image result for Rice University Farmers MarketThe Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.

Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 14 @ 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!