2012 Adopt-a-Beach-Event

Title: 2012 Adopt-a-Beach-Event
Location: Scenic Galveston’s Preserves
Description: What? SCENIC GALVESTON’s 24th AAB-E cleaning participation! Saturday
April 28, let’s do it again! Thanks to you who have stepped “through and into the Tide” for
years to clean tons of debris and invasive species from SG’s preserves.
Registration required between 8 and 9 – into the field from 9 to 12. Teams return by 12:30 to
the Pavillion for custom lunches, RSVP required, with update on SG’s habitat conservation
work, site reports, and the day’s bird observation count. Team efforts produce an invigorating
day in spectacular scenic marshes and prairies, and on two bay shorelines!
Where? Take Exit 6 off I-45 just south of Bayou Vista to service road, then 1st right to park in
SG’s Reitan Point event site with its landmark Pavillion in the John M. O’Quinn I-45 Scenic
Estuarial Corridor’s West Marsh. No parking in ROW. Shuttles take teams to cleaning sites in
the I-45 Corridor Preserve or Virginia Point Peninsula Preserve. Briefing gives volunteers
their choice of various sites—“hard-to-easy” wetlands, to bay shores or prairies.
Dress? Jeans for protection, caps/hats, sunglasses, lace tennis (or mud boots) as some
must cross channels to work in wetlands – no flip flops allowed. Cameras/binoculars urged
for scenery and birds. After lunch breakdown, volunteers invited to view magnificent
marshes, kayak, canoe, “bird”, fish, and photograph until sunset.
Supplies? SG provides restrooms, washing facilities, water bottles, litter bags, gloves,
repellent, suntan lotion, midmorning fruit, cold drinks with lunch, souvenirs and tons of fun.
Join SG! Enjoy conservation work and the splendid outdoors in “your parklands” every day!
RSVP attendance – 979-234-2096 or 409-789-4996, [email protected]
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2012-04-28

Champion Lake Earth Day Event

Title: Champion Lake Earth Day Event
Location: Champion Lake is located at the end of CR 417, two miles east of FM 1409 in southern Liberty County
Link out: Click here
Description: Contact person – Stuart Marcus – Refuge Manager 936/336-9786

Champion Lake Earth Day Event

In commemoration of Earth Day 2012, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
along with the Friends of Trinity River Refuge, will host an afternoon of
outdoor activities at the Champion Lake Public Use Area. The fun-filled
afternoon is on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Activities
will include refuge boat tours, canoeing, kayaking, bird and butterfly
viewing, walking the levee trail, dip netting and fishing lessons in the
lake for the kids, and a “Wildlife Experience.” Champion Lake is located
at the end of CR 417, two miles east of FM 1409 in southern Liberty County.
This is approximately 10 miles south of Dayton, TX from Hwy 90 or about six
miles north of I-10 at the Cove exit (FM 565). Admission is free. Call
the refuge office at 936/336-9786 for more information. You may want to
bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2012-04-21
End Time: 14:00

Houston Zoo’s Earth Day

Title: Houston Zoo’s Earth Day
Location: Houston Zoo
Link out: Click here
Description: It’s a Party for the Planet and you’re invited to go green on April 21 and 22 during The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration! Join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for entertainment with a “green theme.” Learn what you can do to conserve our natural resources and preserve the world’s wild places for future generations.
The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration is fun for the whole family. Explore the Houston Zoo on a self-guided Earth Day Scavenger Hunt to learn more about some of the endangered species that call the Zoo home and enjoy our “green themed” activities. After completing the Scavenger Hunt make sure to pick up your prize (while supplies last).
While you’re here you can also test your green knowledge as you make environmentally-smart choices and find your way to the end of the Mother Earth Maze. Put your skill and imagination to work at the Re-Usable Mural, and see how fast you are when you Race to Recycle! Plus enjoy fun and informative Meet the Keeper Talks featuring information about animal conservation and intriguing animal enrichment activities. See the complete list of The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day activities below.
The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration is generously sponsored by Orkin and Fiesta.

Earth Day Activities Schedule

Earth Day DJ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reflection Pool
Mother Earth Maze 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Okapi Lawn
Coloring Mural 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reflection Pool
Earth Day
Scavenger Hunt 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Throughout the Zoo
Race to Recycle 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reflection Pool

Meet the Keeper Talks

10 a.m. Asian Elephant Bath McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

10:30 a.m. Fruit Bat Feeding McGovern Children’s Zoo Bat Cave
Piranha Feeding Natural Encounters Building
Story Safari Butterfly Pavilion
11 a.m. Bats Natural Encounters Building
Sea Lions McGovern Mammal Marina
Story Safari Butterfly Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Lions Big Cat Window

12 p.m. Orangutans Wortham World of Primates
12:30 p.m. Zooper Challenge Butterfly Pavilion
Chimpanzees African Forest
1 p.m. Red Panda Red Panda Exhibit
1:30 p.m. Asian Elephants McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

2 p.m. Aquarium Kipp Aquarium
Birds Tropical Bird House

2:30 p.m. Cheetah Lothel-Butter Cheetah Exhibit
Sea Lions McGovern Mammal Marina
3 p.m. Coastal Pool Feeding McGovern Children’s Zoo
Discovery Cart Werler Lawn

Start Date: 2012-04-21
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2012-04-22
End Time: 15:00