Calendar

Calendar

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




Jun
6
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects




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
13
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects




Jun
14
Thu
2018
Family Adventures on the Bay @ Trinity Bay Discovery Center
Jun 14 @ 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
18
Mon
2018
Story Time in the Garden at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Story Time in the Garden at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens | Humble | Texas | United States

Children’s Story Time in the Garden

Children’s Story Time in the Garden meets the third Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check in at the Visitor Center for the specific location. Free.


Jun
20
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects




Jun
27
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects




Jul
4
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects