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Jul
5
Mon
2021
NOAA Planet Stewards: Community Resilience to Climate Change with Artist Boat @ online (zoom)
Jul 5 – Jul 29 all-day

This professional development is designed for any educator interested in an introduction to Climate change. Welcoming educators of all subjects who want to boost their confidence in integrating climate issue discussions in their classroom.

This Professional Development Program is sponsored by NOAA Planet Stewards Education ProjectNOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, and Artist Boat.

Professional Development Workshop

  • Live panel discussions with scientists from NOAA and other Environmental agencies
  • Workshop will cover: Addressing climate change controversy, climate change impacts to human health, unpacking environmental justice, sustainability in Gulf fisheries, exploring local ecosystems role in fighting climate change and more!
  • 4 hour Kayak Adventure with Artist Boat’s professional scientist and artist (lunch provided)!
  • Hands on activities weekly.
  • Receive NOAA tools and resources for your classroom.
  • 70% independent learning with access to a message board to communicate with scientists and other like minded educators. 

When:  July 5th 29th, 2021

Where:  Zoom from anywhere!

Who: Any educator interested in learning more about integrating climate change into their curriculum

Cost: $20

For more information, call: Karissa Laffey @ 409.632.0388

Email: klaffey@artistboat.org

 

Jul
26
Mon
2021
Natural Start Alliance Nature-Based Early Learning Virtual Conference @ online
Jul 26 – Jul 30 all-day

The largest national gathering of nature-based early education professionals is moving online this year—more content, lower cost, lower carbon footprint!

Your registration ($99) includes:

  • Full access to all session recordings—over 100 sessions in all—on teaching, program administration, research, strategies for change, and more (Note that recordings of live sessions are still being added)
  • Certificates available for each conference session for continuing education credits

Did you miss the live event, but want access to all of the ideas, research, resources, and sessions? All of the 2020 conference content is available on-demand 24/7!

Conference content is available until July 2021

Jul
27
Tue
2021
Summer Institute on Civic Science for Teachers
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day
Jul
28
Wed
2021
Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey @ Archbishop Fiorenza Park
Jul 28 @ 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.

Central City Co-Op Farmers Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church)
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Central City Co-Op Farmers Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church) | Houston | Texas | United States

All About Central City Co-Op

In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.

Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.

Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!

Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.

In short, we make our best effort to feature produce from local sources that embrace compassionate and chemical-free growing—and the little that isn’t local is still nationally-certified USDA organic. We believe everyone should have access to organic produce at reasonable prices.

A bit more…

Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!

Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).

Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.

Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.

EcosySTEM Experience: Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect @ Houston Area Research Center in The Woodlands
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
EcosySTEM Experience: Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect @ Houston Area Research Center in The Woodlands

July 28, 9 – 3 pm, EcosySTEM Experience: Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Location: Houston Area Research Center in The Woodlands

  • Grades 7 – 12 STEM teachers, free, 6 CPE credits

  • Learn how to measure the urban heat island effect in Houston, and be able to repeat the project on your own campus. Meet additional researchers, hear about their projects, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the center. With staff from EcoRise, create STEM activities based on HARC research that will be shared with teachers in the region.

  • Register with Region 4 ESC

Children’s Nature Classes @ Armand Bayou Nature Center
Jul 28 @ 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 us 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 months to 36 months with an adult every Friday.
EcoKids are for children ages 3 to 6 every Wednesday and Friday.
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7 to 12 every Wednesday and Friday.

TCEQ Agenda – July 28, 2021
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality consider the following agenda items at the agenda meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021, which can be viewed virtually starting at 9:30 AM. The Commission will review petitions for enforcement actions and permit considerations; as well as Agreed and Default Orders on issues regarding hazardous waste, waste disposal, water discharge, water supply, water quality, and air quality (among others). Public comments on any matters within the jurisdiction of the TCEQ will also be allowed. Registration for public comments at the agenda meeting will conclude at 9:30AM and will require participants to join the meeting through webinar with the ID 264-324-395.

Item 6: Consideration of an Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties, for air quality violations, and requiring certain actions of Ascend Performance Materials Texas Inc. in Brazoria County.

Item 7: Consideration of an Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties, for air quality violations, and requiring certain actions of BP Amoco Chemical Company in Galveston County.

Item 12: Consideration of an Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties, for water quality violations, and requiring certain actions of the City of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County.

Item 13: Consideration of an Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties, for water quality violations, and requiring certain actions of the City of Deer Park in Harris County.

City Hall Farmers Market @ City Hall
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Farmers MarketThe public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting.  The City Hall Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.

Downtown dwellers and employees are encouraged to walk, take Greenlink (the downtown shuttle) or ride a bike via Houston Bike Share. Garage Parking is located at 400 Rusk or metered street parking is available.  Note the market is discontinued during the hottest summer, so please check the website for operating dates.

EPIC Service Club in Baytown, TX @ Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.

Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.

Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.

For additional information, contact: Jina.Faith@baytown.org or phone 281-420-7140 or Christina.Butcher@baytown.org or phone 281-420-7130.

 

Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.

 

For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.