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February 2020

AT:Fantastical Beasts: In Cold Blood

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$30

From lizards to snakes, and frogs to salamanders, discover these animals' natural history from prehistoric times to the present day. Explore how reptiles and amphibians have evolved through history, and examine the unique adaptations which help them survive in specialized environments. This interactive class includes time in the Halls of Texas and African Wildlife.

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AT: Houston Green Film Series: The Need to GROW

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rice Cinema, Entrance #8 Rice University
Houston,
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FREE

The film takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders - an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization - a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture - and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology. Narrated by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s The Defenders, The Lego Batman Movie), The Need To GROW delivers an epic story of solutions and the struggles to…

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AT:“Native Trees in the Landscape, Why and How?”, Brad Phillips

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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FREE

More info coming soon.

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AT: Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 25 @ 9:00 am - February 27 @ 12:00 pm
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338 United States
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FREE

Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week at Mercer Botanic Gardens by participating in two fun events starting Feb. 25. Make a positive impact by participating in invasive plant species removal in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. While you work, learn to identify invasive species and why invasive, non-native plant species pose a threat to the local ecosystem. Tools and gardening gloves are provided. Participants should dress for the…

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AT: DIY IRL: Adventures of Light and Color

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$18 – $30

From firefly flashes and rainbows to things that glow-in-the-dark, explore eye-catching effects and the science behind them. This evening you will experiment with color, fluorescence, luminescence and more to learn about light.

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AT:”Managing Prairies with Diversity in Mind” by Tim Siegmund

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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FREE

Tim Siegmund works for Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) and leads its Private Lands and Habitat Program, whose goal “is to provide advice and information to private landowners interested in the conservation and development of wildlife habitat on their property“. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree and did graduate research at Stephen F. Austin State University and then joined TPWD in 2009. Working out of College Station, Tim was responsible for seven counties, performing wildlife surveys, public outreach, technical guidance, prescribed…

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AT: NPSoT Spring Symposium

$50 – $60

Speakers (so far): Shannon Brown – Ecosystems Regeneration Artisans (ERA) Landscapes, ‘Rainscapes’, Michael Eason, ‘Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert,’ George Cates of Native American Seed, ‘Perspectives on Native Seeds’, Claire Jenkins and Ariel Cummins of the Cibolo Nature Center will speak on the ‘Cibolo Nature Center’ Ben Pfeiffer of Firefly.org, ‘Fireflies of Texas’. $50 for members of NPSOT or LBJWC; $60 for non-members. Includes admission to gardens, continental breakfast and box lunch and all presentations. Registration Link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=rfcsc

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March 2020

Erik Wolf

AT: Chapter Program – Erik Wolf on “Mushrooms”

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South
Rosenberg, Tx 77471
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Chapter Member, Erik Wolf, will talk about "Mushrooms".   Afterward, we will have time for presentations by members and for Chapter updates. MEETING LOCATION!!  Click Rosenberg Civic Center below for the map of 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Come hear Erik speak about a timely topic at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be preceded by a social time and snacks at 6:00 p.m., then our speaker, a special 15 minute or so chapter informational program will follow.   Around 8:00pm, we…

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AT: Chapter Program “Wonderful World of Mushrooms” by Eric Wolf

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South
Rosenberg, Tx 77471
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The Coastal Prairie Chapter's own Eric Wolf will present “The Wonderful World of Mushrooms” at our March 5, 2020 meeting.   Have you ever wondered how mushrooms grow or the role that they play in our ecosystem? Have you ever wondered how they appear in your yard over night or how to determine what species you are looking at? Did you know that some Mushroom spores can act as a natural insect repellent or that mushroom DNA is more closely…

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AT: Martin Hagne at The Forest | All About Hummingbirds

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759
Richmond, TX United States
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Free

Martin is the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson, and will be here to share his knowledge about one of our most beloved birds: the hummingbird!

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