Calendar

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Nov 18 @ 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.

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.

Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

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

 

 

Nov
28
Tue
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 28 @ 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
Nov 28 @ 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!

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.

Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

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

 

 

Dec
5
Tue
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 5 @ 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 5 @ 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!

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.

Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

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

 

 

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
12
Tue
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s “Curious Kids” Fall Classes @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 12 @ 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!