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Nov
30
Mon
2020
Mindful Monday In The Wood @ Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Nov 30 all-day

Mindful MondaysJoin Houston Audubon for weekly mindfulness classes!  Mindful Mondays at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary are coming back starting on September 14! Houston Audubon made some changes this year to keep our participants safe from COVID-19.The event will be held entirely outdoors, with an option to sign up for the 8-week series as an online Zoom participant. Tea will not be served, and participants will be required to wear masks when interacting with each other and our wonderful instructor Heather Sullivan.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM from September 14 to November 9, 2020. There is no class on Monday, October 12. Please check the registration link for details on health considerations.

Inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan, more and more nature centers like Houston Audubon are offering programs that provide restorative time in nature, helping Houston Audubon to reground and find respite from Houston Audubon modern, hectic lives.

Mindfulness is a powerful but simple tool – focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This powerful therapeutic technique is even more powerful when practiced in nature, lowering blood pressure, stress hormone levels and heart rate.  “Nature is always here and now. Your breath, your senses, anything around you. When you are being aware of the life within you and around you, you are being mindful of this present moment, and it will always calm you down. You cannot do nature, you can just be there. Being is calming.” – Dr. Bjarte Stubhaug is a Norwegian psychiatrist and mindfulness-expert.

Dec
1
Tue
2020
Virtually Wild! Communities
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtually Wild! Communities

Virtually WILD! Community – participants can interact LIVE with conservationists around Houston. The location changes weekly.

Contact Emma Wilson for the Zoom link, or join us on Facebook LIVE @hereinhouston. Each program lasts about 15 minutes.

Grade Levels: This program is planned for community members of any age. Corresponding, TEKS-aligned, asynchronous videos/activities are for K-8th grade, and are posted on the website.

Join CEC, US Fish & Wildlife and the National Park Foundation for a chance to see wild places, and the people that work to keep them that way, all around Houston.

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Virtually Wild! Texas
Dec 2 all-day
Virtually Wild! Texas

Virtually WILD! Texas – students can interact LIVE with scientists & conservationists across the region. See archived videos on the Facebook page. The program lasts 45 minutes, and occurs twice a day. Check the website for specific times (they vary).

Grade Levels: This program is planned at a 3rd – 5th grade level, but participants of all ages will gain useful information.

Registration: Sign up through Region 4 ESC to gain access to each live program.

Join in to see wild places around Houston, and meet the people working hard to keep them wild.

TCiN Summit Series: Birding in the Barrio
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
3
Thu
2020
Virtual Discussion: “The Art of Carmen Herrera in Houston” @ Online event
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual Discussion: "The Art of Carmen Herrera in Houston" @ Online event

You’re invited to a virtual discussion on December 3! Panelists will discuss Herrera’s current exhibitions in Houston: Estructuras Monumentales in Buffalo Bayou Park and Structuring Surfaces on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Panelists include:
Rachel Mohl, Assistant Curator, Latin American and Latino Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Daniel S. Palmer, Curator, Public Art Fund
Dena M. Woodall, Ph.D., Curator, Prints and Drawings, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Moderated by Judy Nyquist, BBP Board Member and Co-Chair and Public Art and Programming Committee

Register to receive the link to join: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/buffalobayou/items/268330/?full-items=yes&flow=314839

Attendees will be sent the link to join 10 minutes prior to the start of the discussion.

Dec
7
Mon
2020
OG Monthly Meeting @ Ornithology Group, Houston
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
8
Tue
2020
Virtually Wild! Communities
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtually Wild! Communities

Virtually WILD! Community – participants can interact LIVE with conservationists around Houston. The location changes weekly.

Contact Emma Wilson for the Zoom link, or join us on Facebook LIVE @hereinhouston. Each program lasts about 15 minutes.

Grade Levels: This program is planned for community members of any age. Corresponding, TEKS-aligned, asynchronous videos/activities are for K-8th grade, and are posted on the website.

Join CEC, US Fish & Wildlife and the National Park Foundation for a chance to see wild places, and the people that work to keep them that way, all around Houston.

Dec
9
Wed
2020
Virtually Wild! Texas
Dec 9 all-day
Virtually Wild! Texas

Virtually WILD! Texas – students can interact LIVE with scientists & conservationists across the region. See archived videos on the Facebook page. The program lasts 45 minutes, and occurs twice a day. Check the website for specific times (they vary).

Grade Levels: This program is planned at a 3rd – 5th grade level, but participants of all ages will gain useful information.

Registration: Sign up through Region 4 ESC to gain access to each live program.

Join in to see wild places around Houston, and meet the people working hard to keep them wild.