Calendar

The CEC Calendar of Events features any Houston Area event centered around the environment. CEC’s network of partners are invited to submit events that they wish to share with the public, from volunteer opportunities, to lectures, to community celebrations! These events are updated weekly to ensure the public has as many opportunities as possible to participate.

Aug
27
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Aug 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Sep
12
Mon
2022
Hermann Park Bird Survey @ Hermann Park
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Hermann Park Bird Survey

Leaders: Skip Almoney and Peter Tsan

They meet at  8:00 AM (7:30 in the summer months). Take the Parking Lot D entry from

Masks are optional for vaccinated participants and social distancing is recommended. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated. Please contact Julie Francis at hermannparkbirdsurvey@gmail.com if you’d like to participate. The Hermann Park Survey is conducted on the second Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome — beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious. Please bring binoculars. If you don’t have any, let them know in advance and they’ll provide them.

For more information, please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys.

Sep
17
Sat
2022
Forest Bathing & Earth Examen @ Montgomery County Nature Preserve
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Forest Bathing & Earth Examen @ Montgomery County Nature Preserve | Spring | Texas | United States

Experience forest bathing, led by a certified guide, followed by practice of the Christian spiritual discipline of the Earth Examen.  Forest bathing, a practice that originated in Japan, involves taking in, in all of one’s senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest.  Forest bathing has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood and focus, enhance creativity, and lead to an increased sense of calm and altruistic behavior, in addition to other benefits such as boosting the immune system and lowering blood pressure.  As Christians, we understand that God is present in God’s creation, and after our guided forest bath, we’ll spend some time considering the Earth Examen as we reflect both on our time spent forest bathing and on our relationship with all creation.  This activity is for a small group and space is limited.  Please register at www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

Sep
24
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Oct
10
Mon
2022
Hermann Park Bird Survey @ Hermann Park
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Hermann Park Bird Survey

Leaders: Skip Almoney and Peter Tsan

They meet at  8:00 AM (7:30 in the summer months). Take the Parking Lot D entry from

Masks are optional for vaccinated participants and social distancing is recommended. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated. Please contact Julie Francis at hermannparkbirdsurvey@gmail.com if you’d like to participate. The Hermann Park Survey is conducted on the second Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome — beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious. Please bring binoculars. If you don’t have any, let them know in advance and they’ll provide them.

For more information, please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys.

Oct
22
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Oct 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Nov
14
Mon
2022
Hermann Park Bird Survey @ Hermann Park
Nov 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Hermann Park Bird Survey

Leaders: Skip Almoney and Peter Tsan

They meet at  8:00 AM (7:30 in the summer months). Take the Parking Lot D entry from

Masks are optional for vaccinated participants and social distancing is recommended. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated. Please contact Julie Francis at hermannparkbirdsurvey@gmail.com if you’d like to participate. The Hermann Park Survey is conducted on the second Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome — beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious. Please bring binoculars. If you don’t have any, let them know in advance and they’ll provide them.

For more information, please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys.

Nov
26
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Dec
12
Mon
2022
Hermann Park Bird Survey @ Hermann Park
Dec 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Hermann Park Bird Survey

Leaders: Skip Almoney and Peter Tsan

They meet at  8:00 AM (7:30 in the summer months). Take the Parking Lot D entry from

Masks are optional for vaccinated participants and social distancing is recommended. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated. Please contact Julie Francis at hermannparkbirdsurvey@gmail.com if you’d like to participate. The Hermann Park Survey is conducted on the second Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome — beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious. Please bring binoculars. If you don’t have any, let them know in advance and they’ll provide them.

For more information, please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys.

Dec
24
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Dec 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.