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Nature Programs & Events

Oct
27
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
28
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
29
2021
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission.

Oct
30
2021
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission.

Nov
2
2021
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks.

Ages: 6-10 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
3
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
4
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
5
2021
Natural Sky Conference

We inadvertently block our view of the sky, using a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly-designed street lamps and other nighttime fixtures. We invite the public to meet those individuals and organizations in town that have a direct ability to quelch the light pollution in the area.

Nov
6
2021
Early Bird Extended Hours

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Due to current protocols, a guide is not provided for this program, but you are welcome to come enjoy the trails on your own before our normal operating hours begin.

Ages: All Ages

Nov
6
2021
Revive Your Mind Nature Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, nature is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you. We will be using time in nature to slow down and take a breakthrough mindful, purposeful observation. We will be hiking off the beaten path at one of BREC's Conservation Areas using the outdoors as a window to relaxation and free the mind. Join us to get a well-deserved dose of nature at its finest. This program is geared towards adults, but those age 13 and older may attend.

Ages: 13+

Nov
9
2021
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks.

Ages: 6-10 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
10
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
11
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
12
2021
Swamp Flashlight Night

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters througout the event. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. The swamp trails can be really dark at night – so don’t forget to bring a flashlight.

Nov
13
2021
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Those interested in working on entry pieces for upcoming Swamp Art Show Series shows can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration completely free! Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies – we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Nov
13
2021
Nature Pioneers

Bring your curious little ones and join Conservation staff to start them down the path of nature exploration. Your Nature Pioneer can come explore with us at Palomino Drive Park and enjoy short hikes, games, storytelling and arts and crafts! Each program will explore a different theme through indoor and outdoor investigation and exploration. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 3-6

Nov
13
2021
Solar Viewing

Weather permitting, personnel presents the Sun projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. Patrons are able to see any sizable sunspots or flares. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.

Nov
16
2021
Trail Time Translated: ASL

Trail Time Translated incorporates all the fun of our Trail Time for Toddlers class along with a translator to help all of our visitors enjoy this program. We offer classes in Mandarin, Spanish and American Sign Language – one for each language in both the spring and the fall. Registration for each program begins on the 1st of the month prior.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Nov
20
2021
STEM Expansion

This program offers advanced demonstrations, topic extensions and all-new games and activities to an older crowd. Certificates will be earned, and a section of archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site), take place. Engineering, early NASA missions and astrobiology are some of the programmed topics.

Ages: 12-16

Dec
4
2021
Early Bird Extended Hours

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Due to current protocols, a guide is not provided for this program, but you are welcome to come enjoy the trails on your own before our normal operating hours begin.

Ages: All Ages

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