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June 2021

Picnic for the Prairie

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy wide-open spaces and support land conservation by participating in this year's PICNIC FOR THE PRAIRIE! This event, benefiting the Katy Prairie Conservancy, brings together individuals of all ages to support KPC's mission to preserve coastal prairie in the Gulf Coast Region for current and future generations. Picnic on a nearby prairie, at a park, or in your own backyard! Don't forget to take a photo of your picnic experience and post it on social media. Tag us - @katyprairie…

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Cool House Tour

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The 25th annual VIRTUAL #CoolHouseTour 6/13 10a-2:30p CT, produced by the Austin Energy Green Building Program and the Texas Solar Energy Society, showcases homes designed and built to high standards of #energyefficiency, comfort & regional design. Hear from the teams who made them possible in up-close conversations with owners, architects, contractors from the comfort of your couch. BTW, this year general admission is FREE! Settle in and tour all six homes or tune in for the homes that interest you. See you…

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The Serengeti: Mega-Migration and Super Diversity

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Serengeti ecosystem spans much of northern Tanzania into southern Kenya in East Africa and covers 12,000 sq. km (5,695 sq. miles). It is famous for one of the most spectacular mass game migrations in the world, involving over 1 million blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), 200,000 plains zebra (Equus burchelli), and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsoni). The migration represents one of the last remnants of a large, mammal-dominated ecosystem which has existed in Africa since at least the Pleistocene (the…

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From Emps to Kingbirds: Unraveling the Diversity of Flycatchers

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Is it a Yellow-bellied or a Least? A Couch’s or a Tropical? The Tyrannidae are diverse and can be quite confounding. Join Craig Hensley for a look at the world of flycatchers. You’ll learn about their natural history and learn tips and tricks for identification, as well as the realities of limitations associated with field identification of a few. Approved for AAMN AT hours. Craig Hensley, a lifelong naturalist and educator, is one of two Texas Nature Trackers Biologists with…

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STAR’s Fourth Annual Reuse Tour: Green Hope Project

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling's Reuse Council's annual Reuse Tour is in El Paso this year! Texas is a big state, so don't fret if it's a little further than you care to drive, because we're hosting our tour virtually this year! The tour will be spread across three Fridays in June, during lunch, on the 4th, 11th, and 25th. We'll feature a different reuse organization each week, and have built in time for small group networking rooms.…

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The Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference

June 29 - July 1

The virtual conference is an opportunity for community leaders across the state to come together to learn, educate and grow their networks and knowledge. KTB provides innovative keynotes, speakers, panels and sessions that tackle environmental topics like waste reduction, recycling education, and more. This year's conference will open with an afternoon of pre-Conference sessions followed by three days of conference programming and networking opportunities. This year's Conference will take place in the afternoons of June 29-July 1. View the schedule…

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July 2021

Violet Crown Trail Cleanup at the 360 Trailhead

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
VCT 360 Trailhead, 3755B S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, 78704 United States
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Show your love for the Violet Crown Trail by helping us keep the trail clean! About this event ***Please RSVP to ensure you receive important details and updates about this event*** Join Hill Country Conservancy and Emerging Professionals In Conservation as we help keep the Violet Crown Trail clean and safe! This volunteer event is open to anyone and is a great way to give back to the trail! We'll meet at the 360 Trailhead and spend about two hours…

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The Impact of Outdoor Education on Student Academic and Social Outcomes

July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Every year, thousands of students participate in adventure-based stewardship curriculum at IDEA Camp RIO, located in deep South Texas. IDEA Public Schools has partnered with the East Foundation in a three-year study designed to measure the short– and long-term impact of students’ time at camp on their interests in natural resources and land stewardship, academic achievement and well-being, and college and career choices in the natural sciences. We are excited to share more behind the purpose of this research, the…

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Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Start your weekend with a walk in nature. These monthly hikes offer a glimpse at an environmental treasure on the banks of Lake Austin and provide insight into the important work of Hill Country Conservancy. ABOUT THE HIKE The hike lasts 2.5 hours and is an easy, slow pace with frequent stops. All hikes are weather permitting There are no restroom facilities on the preserve Please leave all pets in the comfort of your home Feel free to bring binoculars…

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Burrowing Owl Ecology and Creating Artificial Habitat in El Paso, Texas

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bexar Audubon Society July Monthly Meeting Presenter:  Lois Balin, TPWD Urban Wildlife Biologist This online presentation will cover burrowing owl ecology, monitoring, and creating artificial habitat for the owls in El Paso, TX. It will include the research that has been done at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park and the lessons learned from creating burrowing owl habitat in City and National Parks. Join Zoom Meeting  

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