2013 Children in Nature News

September 26, 2013

Connecting Kids with Nature – Mike Mecke

What’s Best for Texas? Electronics Whiz Kids Who Are Houseplants, or Computer-Savvy Kids Who Know and Love Nature? Don’t miss Mikes recent columnin Ranch and Rural living Magazine.

August 16, 2013

Tools for school teachers about natural resource protection

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) offers free resources, teaching materials and education programs for Texas teachers to help advance natural resource education. Learn more and pass along to your neighborhood schools. Details

April 4, 2013

Naturalists to give butterfly program at LBJ State Park

Hill Country Chapter Master Naturalists Cathy Downs and Gracie Waggener will present a live butter-fly pavilion program at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn More

February 13, 2013

Come on Texas Hill Country – Let’s take the 40 Gallon Challenge together

Help turn the Hill Country region on this map to dark blue as we take the 40 Gallon Pledge together. We can do more to conserve water inside and outside our homes and businesses. Start by taking the pledge yourself. Then spread the word! Remember to forward to teachers too, this is a great educational tool for our kids. Take the Pledge

February 5, 2013

Schreiner Looking for Young Ecologists

Schreiner University is putting out a call for budding ecologists in the 5th through 8th grades for its Schreiner Youth Ecologist Program. The program, developed last year by students of Dr. Chris Distel, assistant professor of biology, will begin Saturday, Feb. 23, and run through April 27. Details

January 28, 2013

Laura Bush moved to tears in S.A. speech

Former first lady Laura Bush choked back tears at an environmental summit here Friday as she talked about looking forward to spreading a blanket on the grass and pointing out constellations in the night sky to her grandchild. It’s something her mother had done with her and it helped instill a deep appreciation of nature, she said. Read more from SA Express-News