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Nov
29
Wed
2017
Solar Business Festival @ Hilton Austin Hotel - Downtown
Nov 29 @ 7:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit www.sbftexas.com.

TWA’s Youth Videoconference – More Than a Drop @ Online event
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

More Than a Drop

This interactive presentation opens students’ eyes to the various facets of water in the environment, from raindrops to aquifers. Students will be challenged to think about where water comes from, how it got there, where it ends up, and how it is being used. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on, comparative demonstration along with the presenter, to help them better understand water usage and to learn how to conserve this natural resource.

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

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Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

For more information, click Here.

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Dec
5
Tue
2017
TWA’s Youth Videoconference – Skunks and Armadillos @ Online event
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

Skunks and Armadillos

Meet the nine-banded armadillo and the striped skunk. Although their defense behaviors and adaptations benefit them in their wild environment, these same behaviors do not fare well in urban habitats. Most people cannot help but turn up their noses when they think about these two animals, but after our class, you will understand the ecological benefit of these fascinating wildlife species. Join us as we clear up some common untruths and add clarity to their unique body structures and their functions with the help of our friendly guest stars!

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

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Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

For more information, click Here.

For more events with the Texas Wildlife Association, visit their Events page!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Dec
13
Wed
2017
TWA’s Youth Videoconference – ASI: Animal Skull Investigation @ Online event
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation

This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals. Unique adaptations will be discussed and students will be asked to identify common structures of animal skulls and then determine their function(s). During the investigations, students will discover the feeding habits, survival adaptations, and finally the identity of our mystery specimens.

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

Sign up now:

Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

For more information, click Here.

For more events with the Texas Wildlife Association, visit their Events page!