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Jan
25
Tue
2022
Climate Solutions 101 @ online
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Climate Solutions 101 @ online

Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on climate solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, these materials from Project Drawdown concentrate on game-changing climate action based on rigorous scientific research and analysis. This course, presented in video units and in-depth conversations, combines Project Drawdown’s trusted resources with the expertise of several inspiring voices from around the world. Climate solutions become attainable with increased access to free, science-based educational resources, elevated public discourse, and tangible examples of real-world action. Continue your climate solutions journey, today. Join others for a weekly online discussion on climate solutions! Register for this course on www.eventbrite.com.

Jan
26
Wed
2022
Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey @ Archbishop Fiorenza Park
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am

Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.

Are you looking for a fantastic place to see an amazing array of birds? Join Houston Audubon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6 for the chance to see a multitude of species, get a good healthy walk in and enjoy the company of other outdoor loving folks. This park has miles of paved trails, wooded thickets, open grassy areas, large detention ponds with bird islands and much more. It is north of the Westpark Tollway and just north of the original Archbishop Fiorenza Park on Eldridge.

Email Mary Anne Weber at if you’d like to participate.

Children’s Nature Classes @ Armand Bayou Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Nature Classes @ Armand Bayou Nature Center | Pasadena | Texas | United States

Looking for a place to get your children outdoors? ABNC’s EcoClasses will allow your child to explore, discover and observe (STEM). Join them for some great nature experiences! Check out their website at abnc.org for details or call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.

EcoTots are for children 18-36 months with an adult every Friday.
EcoKids are for children ages 3-6 every Wednesday and Friday.
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7-10 every Wednesday and Friday.    EcoAdventurers are for children ages 11-14 every Wednesday.

Please bring a Snack, Refillable Water Bottle, mask, closed toe shoes and dress for the weather.

32nd Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar: Thomas Woltz @ The Houston Museum of Fine Arts The Audrey Jones Beck Building
Jan 26 @ 11:30 am

The River Oaks Garden Club’s speaker is Thomas Woltz, the landscape architect with Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), who is responsible for the Memorial Park renovation plan including the Eastern Glades and the land bridge currently under construction.  Mr. Woltz will discuss the role of landscape architecture in designing equity and community wellness in civic spaces.  In his role as Principal of NBW, Thomas and his team have developed a body of work that responds to complex ecological systems and amplifies the historical and cultural narratives of the landscape.

E.P.I.C Program @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Environment Protectors Initiating Change (E.P.I.C)

E.P.I.C. is a free service learning club for high school teens that is aimed at learning about, and solving coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

If you would like to:

  • Make a difference
  • Help your community
  • Make new friends
  • Gain volunteer hours
  • Have fun

Join them for a meeting at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center on Wednesdays 4 pm – 5 pm!

Jan
27
Thu
2022
Various Farmers Markets: Kingwood, Galveston’s Own, Westchase District, Mid-Main Night market….
Jan 27 all-day
SSPEED’s 10th Conference @ Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University
Jan 27 @ 7:45 am – Jan 28 @ 3:45 pm

Join the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, & Evacuation from Disasters Center for their 10th conference, specifying on Houston’s Post-Harvey Climate & how Flood Impacts the Built Environment. 

Please join SSPEED for their 10th Conference,
where top academic, consulting, and governmental experts will present on a wide variety of topics.
Topics Include:
 Urban Design & Policy for Flood Protection
 Influence of Climate Change on Recent Storms
 Preparing for Hurricanes of the Future
 Structural & Non-Structural Flood Mitigation
 Flood Warning Systems
 Flooding Impacts on Mobility & Transportation
 Coastal & In-Bay Surge Defenses
 MAAPNext Update from HCFCD
 Impact of the Big Freeze on Energy Systems
 Carbon Exchange Update

Bird Survey @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Mercer’s gardens and miles of winding riparian forest trails along the Cypress Creek flyway are an ideal place to birdwatch. Led by longtime birder Paul Gregg and Mercer staff member Christy Jones, this monthly bird survey is suited for birders of all levels and experience. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, as Mercer’s 1.7-mile survey loop is primarily crushed asphalt trails.
Participants must be 12 or older. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side Main Garden.
Bring binoculars, a bird identification guide, water, and insect repellent.

HPARD’s Greenhouse Workday @ Memorial Park Greenhouse
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteers meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month to propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. They will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in restored prairies.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Natural Resource Management Program, email kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov or visit houstontx.gov/parks/naturalresources.html.

Faithful Resilience: A Study on Climate Resilience for Faith Communities @ online
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Faithful Resilience: A Study on Climate Resilience for Faith Communities @ online

Faithful Resilience is a six-part weekly study on climate resilience for faith communities. The climate crisis has arrived. Faith communities must not only react, but also prepare. Over the last decade, hurricanes have intensified, wildfires have burnt stronger, and heat waves have baked our cities. These events can only be expected to get worse in the next decades. Most of our faith communities are not ready for these climate-driven disasters. Yet, the communities who will be most threatened by climate change also have an opportunity to play a pivotal role in building resilience in their towns and cities. Whether a faith community has a large facility, land, social capital, or something else, those assets can be channeled into building climate resilience in preparation for the coming physical and spiritual storms of the climate crisis. Join us for a six-week exploration of how your house of worship/faith community can become a force for climate resilience for your community. Learn more/register at www.eventbrite.com.