Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.
Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.
Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.
2018 Nature Camp Sessions
Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)
Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)
Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)
High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)
For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.
Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!
Interested in sponsoring a camper? Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.
Each year, the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) and the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) are proud to host an annual Science Teachers and Industry (STI) Workshop. The STI Workshop provides Texas science teachers in grades 5-12 with educational information about the chemical manufacturing industry and its impact on the environment and the surrounding communities. This valuable insight helps the teachers positively influence their instruction to hundreds of students each year. With outstanding leadership from the TCC Outreach Committee and our partnership with the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), the 2017 STI Workshop had a great turnout of science teachers, with very positive feedback from all participants.
We are currently enrolling teachers for the 2018 workshop. The 2018 STI Workshop will be held at the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Building from July 16-19, 2018 in Houston, Texas. The workshop is provided free of charge through corporate sponsorships. Teachers who complete all 4 days of the workshop will receive a $300 stipend courtesy of the TCC. Teachers also receive 30 CPE hours and 6 G/T update hours. There are 60 spots available, with 23 openings currently remaining. Registration will stay open until Friday, July 13th, or until all of the spots are filled. To find out more about the workshop or to register, please use the following link: https://adobe.ly/2HvdvCk
First time volunteers, fill out a volunteer application here. They are working on a variety of different volunteer projects at Indiangrass Preserve and Shrike Prairie throughout the year. Join them during any of the times below.
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.
This is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
Public Child&Public Senior: $10
Member Child&Member Adult: $6
Plant It Forward farms are selling fresh produces directly on-the-farm at their neighborhood Farm Stands. You can stop by during Farm Stand hours to buy freshly harvested produce from your friendly neighborhood farmer.
If you’d like to stop by and see one of their farms, Plant It Forward recommends that you visit during Farm Stand hours and meet one of their farmers.
SNAP, credit, and debit accepted!
PLANT IT FORWARD WAREHOUSE
4030 Willowbend Blvd, Houston TX 77025
For more information, visit plant-it-forward.org.
The 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.
Bring your questions and ideas to a meeting in your watershed regarding the 2018 Harris County Flood Control District Bond Program. To prepare an effective flood damage reduction program.