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
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.

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.)

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!

Jun
19
Tue
2018
TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Teacher/ Volunteer Training @ Falcon Point Ranch
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

WHO

  • Educators: 6 – 8th, HS EE, Biology & Ag Science
  • Volunteers:  TX Master Naturalists or Gardeners, Private Biologist, Retired teachers, College Students

 

COST

$225 per person

Includes: Food, lodging for two nights, and materials

 

 

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