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July 2019

AT: “Virtually Wild! Texas- NPSoT Monthly Meeting

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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FREE

Connecting students to wildlife, careers, and conservation digitally. Speaker: Jaime Gonzales

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AT: After Dark

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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$20 – $35

When humans are getting ready for bed, a whole world is waking up for the night shift. In this special Nature Revealed, we’ll learn about Houston’s wild nightlife in class and out on the trails. Eavesdrop on an amorous owl couple, learn the deadly secret of fireflies, and experience the wildest blacklight party in nature (did you know that scorpions glow in the dark?). Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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AT: Moth Night

July 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Deer Park Lawther Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane
Deer Park, TX,
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FREE

Moth and insect enthusiasts Katy Emde and John Schneider will set up black (UV) lights and white screen to attract moths and other night insects. We had some Harris County firsts last year and a lot of fun! Once it gets dark, we’ll see what shows up! We’ll be ID’ing, photographing and talking moths and other night insects such as the silver butt beetle. Light refreshments will be served in the house – please register, so we can get an…

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AT: “Mulch –The Secret Weapon of Successful Gardeners” by John Ferguson

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX
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No details were given, but anything by John Ferguson will be interesting! John is a native Houstonian and has over 27 years of business experience. He owns Nature's Way Resources, a composting company that specializes in high-quality compost, mulch, and soil mixes. He holds a MS degree in Physics and Geology and is a licensed Soil Scientist in Texas. John has won many awards in horticulture and environmental issues. He represents the composting industry on the Houston-Galveston Area Council for…

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AT: 2019 Monarch Conservation Series

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

FREE

We are excited to announce the topics for the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series! The Monarch Joint Venture is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center to put on another year full of informative and inspiring webinars on all things monarch. Starting in February, webinars will be held live on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 PM Eastern Time. (Plus a bonus webinar in March!) The November and December dates have been moved…

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AT: Lecture – Biophilia, Creativity and Connections with Christopher Marley

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$10 – $16

A true relationship with the natural world is critical to developing our creativity. Internationally acclaimed artist and naturalist Christopher Marley will discuss how unique, intimate and mutually beneficial that relationship is when it is maximized. Like most relationships, it is complicated, but when we take the time to get it right, nature can be a life-giving, sanity-restoring, mind/body/spirit-enhancing friend. Christopher Marley's art is displayed in the special exhibition "Biophilia" meaning "love of life" on view at HMNS through September 2.…

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AT: Indigenous Snakes of Texas

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Cross Building, 2700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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FREE

Laura and Adrian Berg of Crossbone Corns will present on Snakes of Texas. Educating people about the snakes that are indigenous to Texas is a passion at Crossbone Corns. Laura and Adrian feel that if people understand the native wildlife, they are more likely to respect it. That respect makes nature safer for the animals and people involved.

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August 2019

AT: Greater Houston Environmental Summit

August 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
United Way Center, 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX United States
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FREE

Annually, CEC hosts a networking and learning event for the extraordinary people who work at or are interested in the work of environmental organizations in the greater Houston region. For more information and registration visit cechouston.org.

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AT: Back from the Brink: Wildlife Success Stories

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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$15

Donald Beard, Caprock Canyon State Park and Dr. Maureen Franke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Robert Perez, Texas Parks & Wildlife Just like the wild turkey and the American alligator, the American bison was nearly driven to extinction due to human activites. Today, populations are stable and growing. How did that happen? Discover how you can be a part of conserving plants and animals.

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Erik Wolf

AT: Chapter Program: Local Edible and Medicinal Plants – an introduction by Erik Wolf

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South
Rosenberg, Tx 77471

Are you tired of fighting clover in your yard?   You know you can eat the leaves and make a sweet tea from the flowers.  Did you get bitten by a mosquito?   Rub crushed plantain leaves on the bite to relieve pain and itching.  Need a dose of Vitamin C?   Make an easy tea from fresh pine needles. Come out and learn about these local plants and many others as Texas Master Naturalist Member Erik Wolf introduces you to…

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