Calendar

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Breakfast on the Bayou Pontoon Excursion @ Armand Bayou Nature Center
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on our pontoon boat, the “Bayou Ranger”. Observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while underway. Maximum 8 persons, ages 5 to adult.  Adults must accompany children under 18 years old.  Reservations are required by phoning 281-474-2551.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Family Nature Night: Living in Space @ Nature Discovery Center
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars to attend Nature Night’s “Living in Space” with Lisa Shore of NASA.  She will talk to us about what it’s like to train for and then live and work in space onboard the International Space Station. Part of working in space includes taking occasional spacewalks to maintain the space station or support science experiments. It’s not as easy as it looks in the movies. She’ll explain the parts of the US spacesuit, the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), what it really takes to get your space suit ready to go out the hatch, and what makes spacewalks so challenging. There will be a full size training version of the EMU for demonstration purposes. Audience members will have the opportunity to touch and get pictures of real space suit hardware.

Activities begin with themed crafts and fun snacks at 6:30 pm, followed by a brief nature walk before a 7:00 pm presentation by a kid-friendly speaker. We wrap things up at 8:00pm.  Advance registration required.

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Jul
11
Wed
2018
Family Nature Night: Freaky Frogs @ Nature Discovery Center
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Mark your calendars to attend Nature Night’s “Freaky Frogs” with Eric Duran, Staff Naturalist and Educator at the Nature Discovery Center. Using live animals, specimens, models, and photos, Eric will show visitors the various common frogs of the Houston area, and will talk about their lives and habitats. Visitors will also learn and try to make some local frog calls.

Activities begin with themed crafts and fun snacks at 6:30 pm, followed by a brief nature walk before a 7:00 pm presentation by a kid-friendly speaker. We wrap things up at 8:00pm.  Advance registration required.

Nature Discovery Center

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Family Nature Night: Snakes of Texas @ Nature Discovery Center
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars to attend Nature Night’s “Snakes of Texas” with Gina Distledorf, East Texas Herpetological Society.  Discover the lives and habits of common snakes from the Houston area. We will learn about the venomous and non-venomous snakes that you may encounter where you work, live, and hike. There will be a lot of interesting stories, and a chance to encounter and touch live local snakes.

Activities begin with themed crafts and fun snacks at 6:30 pm, followed by a brief nature walk before a 7:00 pm presentation by a kid-friendly speaker. We wrap things up at 8:00pm.  Advance registration required.

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