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9:00 am

VSP: KPC Work Day

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
KPC Indiangrass Preserve-Field Office, 31975 Hebert Road
Waller, Texas 77484
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Where: KPC's Indiangrass Preserve and Shrike Prairie When: Tuesdays | 9 am – 3 pm (Also every Friday and  Saturday of the month | 9 am – 1 pm) Who: All are welcomed to participate – no experience necessary. Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting. What to wear: Closed-toed shoes, tall socks, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat. What to bring: Gardening gloves. All other tools are provided. Volunteer benefits: Prairie Work Day volunteers often get to see some of the KPC preserves that... Read More →

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VSP: Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Tuesday Trail Crew

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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The Tuesday trail crew at Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary meets from 9 AM until noon every Tuesday year-round. Trail crew projects include everything under the sun, including boardwalk construction and maintenance, trail trimming and privet/ligustrum removal. Please contact Juanita Perkins at jperkins@houstonaudubon.org to sign up.

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6:30 pm

AT: Scanning the Skies: Transit of Mercury with Dr. Carolyn Sumners

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$16

Mercury passing in front of the bright disk of the Sun was first documented in 1631. Over one hundred years later Edmund Halley used his observation to measure the Sun's distance that led to establishing the scale of the solar system. A Transit of Mercury happens in seven different intervals ranging from 6 to 217 year cycles. Join Dr. Carolyn Sumners, HMNS VP of Astronomy, for an evening to celebrate this historically important phenomenon and learn the best viewing techniques for the Transit of Mercury on November 11,... Read More →

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AT: Scanning The Skies with Dr. Carolyn Sumners

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$20

Mercury passing in front of the bright disk of the Sun was first documented in 1631. Over one hundred years later Edmund Halley used his observation to measure the Sun's distance that led to establishing the scale of the solar system. A Transit of Mercury happens in seven different intervals ranging from 6 to 217 year cycles. Join Dr. Carolyn Sumners, HMNS VP of Astronomy, for an evening to celebrate this historically important phenomenon and learn the best viewing techniques for the Transit of Mercury on November 11,... Read More →

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