Family Nature Nights are packed with experiential learning, opportunities for creative expression, and exposure to the natural world through live animal interactions and nature walks.
Select Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm
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 8:00 pm.
** NOTE: NEW POLICIES THIS SUMMER **
Cost: $5/person ages 2+ (including adults). All children above age 2 must be registered and must be accompanied by a paying adult attendee for these family events. And all adults in your party must be registered/paid as well.
Advance registration is required. Limit 50 people. Register here
July 11: Freaky Frogs with Eric Duran, Nature Discovery Center
Nature Center Naturalist Eric Duran will show us the various common frogs of the Houston area, and talk about their lives and habits. We will also learn their calls, and try to make some frog calls. There will be live animals to touch, as we learn more about the biology of frogs and other amphibians
Eric is our primary educator, teaching the preschool Curious Kids classes, the Junior Scientists elementary classes, and developing unique classes for home school groups in addition to leading Nature at Your Doorstep field trip investigations, and developing the Discovery Room exhibits. Eric has been an environmental educator and naturalist at Armand Bayou Nature Center, the Houston Zoo, Moody Gardens, Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southern Florida, and Sacha Lodge on the Napo River in Ecuador. He has fieldwork experience with Sea Turtles, Amphibian Call Counts, Sharks, Shorebirds, Forest Birds, nest box surveys, and King Eider on the Arctic Tundra of Alaska.