Nature Exploration

Texan by Nature (TxN) partners with 100+ conservation organizations across Texas to accelerate conservation action and impact. TxN aggregates and distributes  conservation news and events from the partner network to increase engagement and awareness in conservation efforts. Browse opportunities to get involved with TxN and TxN’s conservation partner network below and use the search bar to find events in your area. See a full list of TxN’s conservation partners.

Scouting Workshops

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dallas Area


Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – Sunset Hike and Picnic

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX

Celebrate the sounds of nature with your partner. A sunset bird walk, led by expert birders, and a picnic dinner, which includes your choice of beverage. Take your meal to enjoy by the lake or in our native pollinator gardens. Dress for walking/the weather. $50/pair


3-Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. No experience is necessary for any of theRead More


Pontoon Cruises

Armand Bayou Nature Center 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena, TX

ABNC Pontoon Cruises give you unique opportunities to see bayou wildlife up close! The “Bayou Ranger II” will take you on an adventure through the heart of the nature center along the Armand and Horsepen Bayous where wildlife gathers to find food, water, and shelter. Start your Saturday morning watching wildlife seeking their breakfast atRead More


Kayak Tours

Armand Bayou Nature Center 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena, TX

Kayak tours give you an amazing chance to explore the wetlands, see our local wildlife, relax, and have fun. You’ll have a chance to see numerous birds, reptiles, and deer who are starting their day at the water's edge. Beginners and experienced kayakers are welcome. Our knowledgeable guides are ACA certified and will give aRead More


Native Trees of Texas Tour

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, TX

Thinking of installing a new tree in your landscape? Are you curious about what trees are appropriate to plant in our region? Enjoy a stroll around Headwaters as we look at and discuss a variety of native trees growing in our prairie and riparian ecosystems!


Grand Reopening of John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center 655 Martin Lane, Combine, TX

Join us April 2nd from 9AM to 2PM for a free day of family fun as we reopen the new Pavilion Silos at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center! We will have speakers, activities for the kids and a bald eagle presentation for Window to the Wild! We hope to see you there!


Stewardship Saturday

Indiangrass Preserve 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX

Looking for a way to get your hands dirty and help the prairie? Come join us for a STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY! Volunteers help manage invasive species, plant native plants, and restore prairie habitats. All ages are welcome to participate - no experience necessary! Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting. WhatRead More


4th Saturday Nature Walk: Wildflowers in Hardberger Park

Urban Ecology Center 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX

Join us to learn from Master Naturalist Jerry Morrisey, of the Native Plant Society, as he leads us around the trails in the park identifying and discussing wildflowers that can be found. Learn about the wildflowers blooming in the park and why different species are vital to our park's wildlife and biome. If you've everRead More


Mentor Training – Land, Water, & Wildlife Expeditions


Participants will be trained how to plan and conduct an expedition experience, as well as how to recruit landowners, volunteers, and natural resource experts for events. Trainees will also hear from guest speakers about topics such as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), geographic information systems applications, interpretive practices and techniques, and how to use citizen scienceRead More


Penatukah Trail Story Board Display Opens

Mills County Historical Museum 1119 Fisher Street, Goldthwaite, TX

The Penatukah Comanches, as one of our prominent prehistoric peoples, had trails all over Central Texas denoted by Marker Trees, artifacts, and lore. The Mills County Historical Museum and the Texas Botanical Gardens and Native American Interpretive Center have partnered to bring the Penatukah Trail Story Boards to Goldthwaite during the month of July 2022.Read More


Interactive Species Guide

Exploration Green Conservancy 16205 Diana Lane, Houston, TX

All are invited to learn about the new Interactive Species Guide and Scavenger Hunt at Exploration Green Conservancy while unveiling signs that blend technology and nature.  Be sure to bring your cell phone for the full experience. ​The Interactive Species Guide and Scavenger Hunt were created by Amanda Morse as a Girl Scout Gold AwardRead More


Exploration Green Moth Night

Exploration Green Conservancy 16205 Diana Lane, Houston, TX

Discover what species of moths and other night-flying insects are out and about in Exploration Green! Exploration Green had a great response to Moth Night 2021 so we are bringing it back in 2022! In fact, we are hoping this will be the first of several Moth Nights this summer, to give people more optionsRead More