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February 2018

VSP Seabourne Volunteer Day

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 7, 2018

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States

Come out to help at Seabourne Creek Nature Park!  There are several areas that need volunteers. The following are a few of the opportunities. Butterfly Garden Prairie Demo Garden Prairie Restoration Project--plantings and bump ups Bird Sanctuary You will earn VSP hours and have a good time working with your fellow master naturalists. Directions to the park can be found at Directons to Seabourne Creek Nature Park

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AT: NPSoT Spring Symposium

February 24 @ 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Native Plant Society of Texas SPRING SYMPOSIUM at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739 Saturday,February 24, 2018 8:45 am–3:45pm (Check-in begins at 8 am) Please follow link for times. Photographing the Biodiversity of Texas Matt Buckingham - TXDOT Texas Nature Trackers - Plants to Pollinators, Birds to Mammals Tania Homayoun, Ph. D. Texas Parks & Wildlife - Mushrooms 101 David Lewis Gulf States Mycological Society - Austin Parks Foundation Opportunities for Getting Involved…

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VSP – Weekend Walks @Seabourne Creek Nature Park

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36,
Rosenberg, TX, 77471

Weekend Walks @ Seabourne Creek Nature Park, a VSP/Outreach Project (2.5 Hours VSP) that involves giving Guided Interpretive walks in the park.  Tours are available from 10am to 12pm at Seabourne Creek Nature Park.  Click here for Tour Literature:  Talking Points 7 Habitats of SCNP April 2015 and click here for New SCNP Trifold:  TMN Seabourne Brochure First Print march 16 (1) Volunteers are needed at 9:30am to Guide/Interpret walks, as well as, volunteers to Host an Information Booth at the…

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AT: Nature Revealed: Woodpeckers

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 7, 77024
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How do woodpeckers avoid constant concussions? Why do they bang on your gutters in the spring? And what’s up with their crazy tongues? In this class, we’ll explore the extreme and often bizarre adaptations that allow woodpeckers to exploit a unique lifestyle among birds. We’ll examine real woodpecker specimens, learn to identify our local species, and go on a short walk to look for living woodpeckers and their excavations. Instructor: Kelsey Low Members $20 Non-Members $35 Ages 13 and up

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March 2018

NO Chapter Meeting

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

There is no chapter meeting in March.  Plan to attend the field trip to Matagorda Bay.  Details to be announced. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  

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VSP Seabourne Volunteer Day

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2018

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36,
Rosenberg, TX, 77471

Come out to help at our signature project, Seabourne Creek Nature Park!  Several areas have volunteer opportunities, among them: Butterfly Garden Prairie Demo Garden Prairie Restoration Project Bird Sanctuary You will earn VSP hours and enjoy the company of other master naturalists in a beautiful setting!  Directons to Seabourne Creek Nature Park

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VSP Brazos Cultural Hertiage Festival

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Decker Park, 501 Preston Rd.
Richmond, TX 77469 United States
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Come volunteer to help at the Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival at Decker Park located next to the Fort Bend Museum. This event is to celebrate Fort Bend County's huge cultural diversity!  ​Food trucks offering lunch options will also be at the event. The Enviroscape will be presented by Coastal Prairie Chapter members. If you would like to volunteer please contact Cheryl Garcia.  

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AT: Plant Study Group with Susie Doe- Terminology Class

March 4 @ 1:30 pm
AgriLife Extension Center, 1402 Band Rd Ste 100
Rosenberg, TX, 77471
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Free

PLANT STUDY GROUP -- Plant Identification Terminology Class Susie Doe, Plant Study Group leader, will be presenting her Plant Identification Terminology ‘Lectures’ on 3 alternating Sunday afternoons beginning on February 18th. We will meet at the Ag Annex Conference Room at 1:30 pm. Sessions will run about 3-4 hours with a couple of breaks included. This class is being offered to anyone in the chapter who is interested in learning about identifying plants growing in Ft. Bend and surrounding counties.…

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VSP Seabourne Bird Hike

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2018

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36,
Rosenberg, TX, 77471

Come join us at Seabourne Creek Nature Park for a fun bird hike!  Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalists Wayne and Vicki Poorman are bird hike leaders along with bird expert, Mark Scheuerman.  This is a great learning experience and fun for birders of all abilities. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, good waterproof walking shoes and water.

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AT: USFWS-Webinar-20 Years Worth of Sediment in Two Weeks: A Controlled Thin Layer Experiment in NC.

March 8 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
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FREE

Jenny Davis (NOAA-NCOSS). Jenny will present to-date results from a recent thin layer sediment deposition experiment in North Carolina demonstrate increases in elevation, Spartina alterniflora biomass, and porewater concentrations of inorganic nutrients and sulfide.

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