Calendar

Apr
21
Wed
2021
Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What: Stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more for preschoolers and their caregivers.

When: Every Wednesday at 4pm

This is a free, drop-in program. As a courtesy, please call the Center to let them know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that they can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Children’s Story Hour @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
25
Sun
2021
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open for bicycling. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

East End Farmers Market @ Navigation Esplanade
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brought to you by the Greater East End Management District, the East End Street Market is open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm on the Navigation Esplanade (2800 Navigation Blvd.) in front of the historic original Ninfa’s Restaurant.

Unique among Houston’s farmers markets, the East End Street Market blends sights and sounds, cuisine and culture to create an experience that is rooted in one of Houston’s most historic communities.

Visit the East End Street Market to sample fresh garden fruits and vegetables, locally produced farm and dairy products, prepared foods, and unique handcrafted wares.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Market Manager Chef Roy Rodriguez.

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For more information, visit eastendhouston.com/market.

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Plant It Forward Farm Stand @ Plant It Forward Warehouse
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Plant It Forward farms are selling fresh produces directly on-the-farm at their neighborhood Farm Stands. You can stop by during Farm Stand hours to buy freshly harvested produce from your friendly neighborhood farmer.

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If you’d like to stop by and see one of their farms, Plant It Forward recommends that you visit during Farm Stand hours and meet one of their farmers.

SNAP, credit, and debit accepted!

 


PLANT IT FORWARD WAREHOUSE

4030 Willowbend Blvd, Houston TX 77025
Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm


For more information, visit plant-it-forward.org.

Apr
28
Wed
2021
Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What: Stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more for preschoolers and their caregivers.

When: Every Wednesday at 4pm

This is a free, drop-in program. As a courtesy, please call the Center to let them know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that they can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

Apr
30
Fri
2021
City Nature Challenge
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

Participate in the City Nature Challenge on April 30 – May 2. Be part of an international project, support outdoor learning and exploration, and even integrate technology into the classroom.

Find an Educator Toolkit here: https://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Find a student-friendly explanation video here: https://youtu.be/XCXICUfwuk0.

Visit the Houston project page on iNaturalist here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-houston-galveston.

Join in a fun challenge to observe and record wild species. It is easy to participate by making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. Just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Houston will count during the four-day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard (and use the hashtag #backyardchallenge on social media), in your neighborhood park, or from an apartment balcony or courtyard. You can also help with IDs for other people’s observations to increase our species count.

Children’s Story Hour @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
1
Sat
2021
City Nature Challenge at Jones Park @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
May 1 @ 7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Visitors of all ages can help document the plants and animals of Jones Park through the iNaturalist app in this global event. Whether you want to venture out on your own during this four-day event or participate in one of the events at Jones Park on Saturday, May 1, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and learn more about our local ecosystems. Ages 10 and older. Registration begins Wednesday, April 21, for the following events on Saturday, May 1, at Jones Park.
First Saturday Birding, at 7:45 a.m.
Reptiles & Amphibians, at 9 a.m.
Fish of Spring Creek, at 10:00 a.m.
Biological Surveys, at 2 p.m.

Bolivar Flats Beach Rambles @ Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
May 1 @ 10:00 am

1ST SATURDAY BOLIVAR FLATS BEACH RAMBLES

Walking on Bolivar Flats

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Sanctuaries Manager Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems.

This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Parking: Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10. A list of vendors can be found here.