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Jun
17
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 17 – Jun 22 all-day

Blackwood Land

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)

Apply one or more campers!

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.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference (Save the Date) @ George R. Brown Convention Center
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, June 23–27, 2018. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Hilton America’s hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Registration will open March 1, 2018.

For more information, visit ashrae.org.

Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market bring the bounty of the garden to Houstonians every Saturday year round, rain or shine, 8-12pm. Growers offer locally produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. The Urban Harvest’s colorful market supports a number of family farms and boosts the income of small growers from the area. School groups, community gardeners, and backyard gardeners have the opportunity to sell their products and learn about market gardening with the Houston Regional Market Growers Co-op.

Due to City Health ordinance, dogs are not allowed at the Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market.


Special Events

March 24, 2018 – 18th Annual Fruit Tree Sale

Woodlands Farmers Market @ Grogan's Mill Center
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

farmers market.pngThe Woodlands Farmer’s Market at Grogan’s Mill was established in 2008 as “The Grogan’s Mill Farmer’s Market,” a weekly community event sponsored by the Grogan’s Mill Village Association.  The Market is open Saturdays from 8 am – 12 pm at the Grogan’s Mill Center.  The market typically closes only one Saturday during the year, the Saturday between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  If you drive to the market you will find the village center has plenty of parking.  If you choose to walk or ride your bike, it is located just off of the Mill Bend Trail with direct access under Grogan’s Mill Rd.

The Market adheres to high standards requiring that all agricultural and artisan vendors grow or produce the good they sell.  Each of the prepared food vendors is required to use a commercial kitchen when preparing their product.

Profits from our Market are returned to the community through the Grogan’s Mill Village Association’s philanthropic programs. These programs include but are not limited to, college scholarships from, support of CISD schools and Good Citizen Awards.

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Homestead Open House @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homestead Open House @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

Pick up a self-guided interpretive brochure and enjoy a look around Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village.

Programs are for all ages unless otherwise noted.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended for all walks. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 24 – Jun 29 all-day

Blackwood Land

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)

Apply one or more campers!

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.

Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open for bicycling. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Summer Science Camp: Young Naturalists, Grades 1-3 @ Baytown Nature Center
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Campers entering grades 1 to 3 will get an inside view of what a naturalist does.  They learn to identify insects, birds, fish and plants while learning about our environment. The fee for this camp is $75 for the week.

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Registration forms are available online  or at the Wetlands Education Center at 1724 Market Street, Baytown, TX 7720. Payment must accompany registration forms.

 

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Vegan World Radio @ 90.1 KPFT
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Vegan World Radio @ 90.1 KPFT

Vegan World Radio is dedicated to telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet, and our health.

Tune in every Tuesday night 8-9 pm on KPFT, 90.1 FM, and online at http://www.kpft.org. You can access the archive of past Vegan World Radio broadcasts at http://www.veganworldradio.org. Vegan World Radio is produced by a group of volunteers. To find out about upcoming programs, visit our Facebook page.