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May
25
Fri
2018
Homeschool Days at Sheldon Lake @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool Days at Sheldon Lake @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center | Houston | Texas | United States

Homeschool Days at Sheldon Lake

From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!

There is plenty of fun to be had and things to learn at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center. So be sure to come on out and enjoy some outdoor education! Each week will be a new adventure that is suitable for all school-aged kids!

Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the Pond Center.


May
26
Sat
2018
May Events at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
May 26 all-day
May Events at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve


May at KMP is a month of family-friendly fun!

 

CANOEING AND FISHING
Wednesdays, May 2 and May 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For canoeing and fishing, meet Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks staff at the canoe launch. Wear
weather-appropriate attire, including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. To make
reservations, visit www. hcp4.net/tapevents.

NATURE CENTER WITHOUT WALLS
Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A naturalist leads this ongoing program to provide updates on the preserve, local wildlife,
and nature.

TAI CHI IN THE PARK
Saturday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m.
Join this volunteer-led Tai Chi class at the far end of the back parking lot, opposite the
restrooms. Call Diane for questions or to confirm attendance at 281-757-7811.

BEGINNING BIRDING
Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m.
Join staff naturalists to learn the basics of bird identification for our area. Binoculars and field guide recommended, but not required.

ARCHERY IN THE PARK
Thursday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join a Level 3 USA archery coach for an evening of family fun using Precinct 4’s mobile
archery range. Ages 7+.

VOLUNTEER DAY
Sunday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon
Meet staff at the park kiosk to remove invasive plant species during this volunteer workday.
Hand tools and gloves are recommended, but some will be provided. To make a reservation,
please visit www. hcp4.net/tapevents.

THIRD MONDAY BIRD COUNT AT KMP
Monday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon
Join the Houston Audubon Society for this monthly bird count. Previous counts have
identified more than 35 species at KickerilloMischer Preserve.

AFTER SCHOOL FISHING
Monday, May 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us for after-school fishing! Meet Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks staff at the canoe launch. Wear weather-appropriate attire, including closed-toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. To make reservations, visit www. hcp4.net/tapevents.

WEBELOS SCOUTS INTO THE WILD (PARTIAL)
Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Adventure into the world of nature and wildlife at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve to achieve
partial workbook requirements. Registration required at www.hcp4.net/tapevents.

Registration for most events: http://www.hcp4.net/tapevents




BeeWeaver Buzz Fest
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
BeeWeaver Buzz Fest

BeeWeaver Buzz Fest

Our Annual BuzzFest is an interactive honey bee festival. Bee Experts from all over Texas will be on hand to help teach and thrill you with all the honey bee blitz humanly possible! More details will be posted soon!




FUNomenal Family Festival @ Discovery Green
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FUNomenal Family Festival @ Discovery Green | Houston | Texas | United States

FUNomenal Family Festival

Saturday, May 26, 1-5 pm

The Academy Sports + Outdoors FUNomenal Family Festival returns on Saturday, May 26 from 1-5pm. There will be family fun with rides, games, activities and more. Headliners Born in a Taxi of Australia presents the Curious Game, a chess game that comes to life with pomp, ceremony and silly characters. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding, and advisory body.

In addition, there will be special appearances by some of your favorite characters and kids can have a blast in one of three Foam Parties thanks to Lone Star Parties and Houston Party Rental, roll around in hamster balls and more! Houston Party Rental will also bring exciting rides for the kids such as a Dual Zip-line, Ferris Wheel, Airborne Adventure, Wrecking Ball Ride, Bungee Trampoline and many more. *Rides are subject to change.

(I don’t usually suggest memberships but this one will get you in early which means fewer crowds and I can high-five to that all day!)
Forever Green members will have exclusive early bird access to Funomenal from 11am to 1pm. Click here for more information about how to become a member.




May
28
Mon
2018
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!

Uncover a new way to be inspired by nature!

Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies ready and available for use. Fun for the whole family!


Where: We will meet at the day use beach, near the boardwalk, for spectacular views and a quick art lesson. In case of inclement weather, please check with park headquarters.

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

What to expect:

This introductory painting program will review the important skills of water coloring and give visitors a chance to create their own painting. Everyone is invited for this easy lesson, but pets must be on leash. ADA accessible beach wheelchair available to rent at main park office. Restroom access.

**Groups larger than 15 people, please contact Ranger Lisa for a private event.

What to bring:
• Creativity or curiosity
• Beach towel (to sit on, or just plop down on the sand with me)
• Water for you to drink
• Comfortable shoes or go barefoot!


All Dates for This Event




May
29
Tue
2018
Body By Broadway @ Historic Market Square Houston
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Body By Broadway @ Historic Market Square Houston  | Houston | Texas | United States

Body By Broadway

In partnership with Theatre Under The Stars and Define body & mind Houston, we are excited to bring back Body by Broadway to Market Square Park! Sing, squat and plank along to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Enjoy a FREE, hour-long sweat sesh while unleashing your inner Broadway star at the park.

This is a bi-monthly series taking place every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month through August.



Jun
2
Sat
2018
First Saturday Market at the Bicycle Museum @ Houston Bicycle Museum
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Saturday Market at the Bicycle Museum @ Houston Bicycle Museum | Houston | Texas | United States

First Saturday Market at the Bicycle Museum

Explore local vendors, talented artisans & great food at this outdoor market.

Houston Bicycle Museum admission is $5.00 on the 1st Saturday of the month. Children 10 yrs and younger are always FREE!

We welcome all to apply for a booth.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Children’s Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens | Humble | Texas | United States


Children’s Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden

Children and families are invited to the Grand Opening of the Children’s Garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens! Join us to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with fun activities and learning experiences for the whole family.

This area was designed with our littlest gardeners in mind to help connect children to plants through hands-on learning opportunities. This garden includes sensory plants, a “plant zoo”, and even fun water play!

Children thrive in a natural environment and we want to make sure they feel welcome outdoors. This is a safe space where children and families can explore and learn to love nature together!

Family Adventures on the Bay @ Trinity Bay Discovery Center
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Adventures on the Bay @ Trinity Bay Discovery Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Family Adventures on the Bay

Family Adventures on the Bay is designed to introduce the natural wonders of Galveston Bay as well as foster family togetherness. During this 2-hour family event, an environmental educator leads activities intended for participation from the entire family. Participants will be introduced to the Galveston Bay estuary and watershed by exploring the natural features of the area at the Trinity Bay Discovery Center, a 17.65-acre preserve and education facility located in Beach City.

2018 Programs:

Sensational Bay!

  • Use your five senses to investigate the Bay while expressing your creative side and practicing investigative skills using a variety of scientific tools.
  • Dates:
    • July 14, 2018

Fishtastic Bay!

  • Spend your morning practicing your fishing skills and studying fish diversity found in the Bay. (Catch and release fishing with our certified Angler Instructor. Adults must have a fishing license to fish.)
  • Dates:
    • May 19, 2018
    • October 6, 2018

Oysterific Bay!

  • Learn why oyster reefs are so important to Galveston Bay. Families will participate in hands-on activities involving oyster biology and reef ecology.
  • Dates:
    • June 9, 2018
    • September 22, 2018

Colors of the Bay – Member Exclusive Event!

  • Join us at sunset to create your own watercolor masterpiece. All materials will be provided.
  • Date: June 14, 2018

Stars and S’mores – Member Exclusive Event!

  • Enjoy s’mores while learning about astronomy and stargazing. Members are welcome to bring their own telescope!
  • Date: October 26, 2018

General Program Details:

  • Time: 9-11am
  • Price: $10 per person, children under 5 are free
  • Location: Trinity Bay Discovery Center, 12110 FM Rd 2354, Baytown, TX

Member Exclusive Event Details:

  • Time:  Sunset
  • GBF members only
  • Price: $15 per person, children under 5 are free
  • Location: Trinity Bay Discovery Center, 12110 FM Rd 2354, Baytown, TX

Notes:

  • A minimum of 10 people must register for event to occur.
  • Each Family Adventures on the Bay program is designed for full family participation. Adults must accompany their children during each activity. We highly suggest leaving phones in your car or bag for safety purposes as well as allowing yourselves to have some tech-free family time.
  • Be prepared to get wet and dirty as you immerse yourself in the local nature of the Bay! More information on how to prepare for an enjoyable and safe experience will be emailed prior to the event date.

 




Jun
12
Tue
2018
Body By Broadway @ Historic Market Square Houston
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Body By Broadway @ Historic Market Square Houston  | Houston | Texas | United States

Body By Broadway

In partnership with Theatre Under The Stars and Define body & mind Houston, we are excited to bring back Body by Broadway to Market Square Park! Sing, squat and plank along to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Enjoy a FREE, hour-long sweat sesh while unleashing your inner Broadway star at the park.

This is a bi-monthly series taking place every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month through August.