AIA Sand Castle Competition

Head to Galveston’s East Beach August 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for AIA Sandcastle Competition. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, August 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Come Meet at the Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help keep Buffalo Bayou Park one of the best parks in the country. Whether […]

Hike Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area

The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area that are part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (a 128-mile trail north of Houston) . Access all four loops from Forest Service Road 217 off FM 2666. With a combined distance of 2.7 miles, these loops are easy to […]

Sign Up for Ambassador Training for Bayou Land Conservancy

There is still time to signup for Bayou Land Conservancy’s Spring Creek Ambassador program. The next training is Fall 2018 with the first day of training set for October 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park. Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador curriculum includes: Orientation to Bayou Land Conservancy and […]

Become a Texas Master Naturalist

Below is information from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website to become a Texas Master Naturalist. If you love nature and the outdoors, this program is for you. Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in […]

Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Downtown Houston August 16 for Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables for a night of music and great prizes. $10 admission (cash only) includes one bingo packet. Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. […]

Ecology Walking Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem. Park in City Lot H before walking to The Water Works. The tour is August 18 from 10:30 a.m. […]

Bay Explorations at Galveston Island State Park

Meet Galveston Island State Park’s volunteer and park ranger guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday in the summer for a 75 minute exploration of the bay side of the park. The bay side is where the hiking trails in the park exist as well as some of the observation towers that give […]

Sea Citizen Training with Artist Boat

Join Artist Boat at their offices at 2627 Ave O in Galveston for Sea Citizen Training August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sea Citizens are Artist Boat’s dedicated team of volunteers helping to make Artist Boat’s mission and vision a reality. Our Sea Citizen Orientations are our way of showcasing all the different […]