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May
31
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation @ online
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. 

Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles!

Register for this talk at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-our-texas-native-lady-beetles-tickets-101989854400

Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.

Webinar: Discovering our Texas Native Lady Beetles
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is The Wonders of Nature.

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles! Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.

Jun
2
Tue
2020
Exploring Coral Spawning in Flower Garden Banks NMS
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploring Coral Spawning in Flower Garden Banks NMS

Exploring Coral Spawning in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

June 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Take a virtual field trip into the depths of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary with expedition lead Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University.

In 2019, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. Aboard the research vessel Manta, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration staff, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary researchers, and partner scientists ventured about 100 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas. There, they observed annual coral reproduction, known as spawning, on the deep reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Learn about the highlights as lead scientist Dr. Sarah Davies recounts the expedition.

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Exploring for Coral Reef Biodiversity and Connectivity in Flower Garden Banks NMS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Exploring for Coral Reef Biodiversity and Connectivity in Flower Garden Banks NMS

Exploring for Coral Reef Biodiversity and Connectivity in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

June 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Take a virtual field trip to the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico with expedition lead Dr. Joshua Voss, from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

In 2019, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. Aboard the R/V Manta, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration staff, Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary researchers, and partner explorers ventured into the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. There, they explored areas that have been proposed for sanctuary expansion and investigated the biodiversity and connectivity of mesophotic coral ecosystems. Join us to learn about the highlights from this expedition as lead scientist Dr. Joshua Voss recounts their exploration.

Register

Jun
5
Fri
2020
Environmental Educators Virtual AM Meet Up
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Environmental Educators Virtual AM Meet Up

Join us on Fridays for short, “superpowers” sessions led by Houston educators. Walk away with new knowledge and new friends. Open to any educator to network, learn and share resources.

JUNE 5, “BEEKEEPING IN THE CITY,” HOSTED BY KEVIN KOHLI OF ALVEOLE.

Details and registration on this Google Form.

Format: 10 minute presentation on local topic, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A and community-building time. The sessions are offered at two times on the same day (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.) to ensure smaller groups and more opportunity to connect with fellow environmental educators in Houston.

Enhancing Whole-Child Development through Natural Outdoor Classrooms
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enhancing Whole-Child Development through Natural Outdoor Classrooms Friday, June 5 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Discover new “eyes” to see valuable and unique whole-child learning that occurs in natural outdoor classrooms. We will explore tools educators can use to identify, assess, and support the wide variety of skills children are developing as they interact with nature and natural materials. REGISTER HERE.
This program supports OLE! Texas. OLE! Texas is an initiative of the Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with other state agencies, universities, and organizations across Texas.

  

If you need to cancel or have any questions, please email Katie Chennisi at [email protected]net.

Environmental Educators Virtual PM Meet Up
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Environmental Educators Virtual PM Meet Up

Join us on Fridays for short, “superpowers” sessions led by Houston educators. Walk away with new knowledge and new friends. Open to any educator to network, learn and share resources.

JUNE 5, “BEEKEEPING IN THE CITY,” HOSTED BY KEVIN KOHLI OF ALVEOLE.

Details and registration on this Google Form.

Format: 10 minute presentation on local topic, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A and community-building time. The sessions are offered at two times on the same day (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.) to ensure smaller groups and more opportunity to connect with fellow environmental educators in Houston.

Jun
28
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation @ online
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. 

Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles!

Register for this talk at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-our-texas-native-lady-beetles-tickets-101989854400

Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation @ online
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. 

Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles!

Register for this talk at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-our-texas-native-lady-beetles-tickets-101989854400

Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.