Nature Exploration

Texan by Nature (TxN) partners with 150+ 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 HERE.


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Saturday SEAM Series: Water Works

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

During this exciting program we will learn about Earth's most vital resource to people....Water! We will discuss the importance of water not only to people but to the entire ecosystem. We will learn about the 2 main water sources we have in New Braunfels and how we can help protect them for the future. LabsRead More


Cocktails & Culture: Whiskey in the Wilderness

Witte Musuem 3801 Broadway,, San Antonio, United States

Join the Witte Museum as we kick-off another season of Cocktails & Culture with the highly-anticipated Whiskey in the Wilderness! This after-hours event, open to guests aged 21 and over, features an evening of libations, exploration and entertainment in the Texas Wild Garden. $35 per person (non-member) / $30 per person (member)


Land Stewardship Ranch Tour with Hill Country Alliance

CL Browning Ranch 159 Browning Drive, Johnson City, United States

Join us for a special tour of CL Browning Ranch in Johnson City! We’ll visit different sites at this remarkable property and discuss some of the incredible restoration work completed at the ranch with local experts. Come join us for stewardship advice, tips, and best practices you can gain to put into work on yourRead More


Aquatic WILD Workshop

Urban Ecology Center in Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Professional development for anyone who works with education of children: Aquatic WILD invites you to explore and share the fascinating world of aquatic wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. You will experience engaging TEKS-aligned activities while networking with other educators. Workshop Participants Receive: 6 hours TEA-approved CPE and TEEAC Credit Aquatic WILD K-12Read More


4th Saturday Nature Walk: Family Friendly Insect Find & ID!

Urban Ecology Center in Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Join us for a talk and nature walk led by Nicolas Phillips, an expert student of Entomology and an award-winning insect collector. Nick will guide the group, helping locate and identify insects to collect and examine. If you've ever wanted to learn more about identifying various native arthropods, this is a great opportunity to gainRead More


Forest Bathing Workshop in Pease Park

Pease Park - Kingsbury Commons Amphitheater 1100 Kingsbury Street, Austin, TX, United States

Forest bathing is an immersive, guided nature connection experience. It involves slowly wandering outside, activating your senses and exploring the world around you in a deeper way. We will investigate our senses through color, texture, smell, sound and a variety of other fun and engaging invitations to help you connect better to yourself, your familyRead More


Birding + Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve 4615 Bunny Run, Austin, Texas, United States

***Please RSVP to ensure you receive important details and updates about this event*** Kick off your weekend with a guided birding and nature hike at Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve. Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or picking up binoculars for the first time, join us for an early morning hike andRead More


6th Annual National Trails Day on the Violet Crown Trail Fun Run!

Violet Crown Trail - Dick Nichols Trailhead Latta Drive & Convict Hill Rd, Austin, Texas, United States

Join Hill Country Conservancy for our sixth annual National Trails Day Celebration. National Trails Day is a nationwide event held to encourage people to discover their local trails and celebrate spending time outdoors, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying the Violet Crown Trail? We're excited to host our annual fun run, and thisRead More


Paddle Party and Demo Day

TC Paddlesports 480 N. Taylor St, Fort Worth, United States

2nd  Annual Paddle Party and Demo Day at Panther Island featuring boats from Mountain Sports and Jackson Kayaks. Join us for a blowout party on the beautiful Trinity River National Water Trail in Downtown Fort Worth. Try out a variety of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, and fishing kayaks. Want to try paddling? This isRead More

$5 – $10

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks. This program is typically offered monthly from September through June annually.

Free – $12

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. You may even find new ideas to try inRead More


Visit to Bracken Bat Cave

Bracken Bat Cave 26101 FM 3009, San Antonio, United States

Join us for a very special visit to Bracken Bat Cave with FIN and Bat Conservation International (BCI). Bracken Cave is the summer home of more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats, making it the world's largest bat colony and the largest concentrations of mammals on Earth! The emergence of these millions of bats, asRead More


Family Campouts

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

The Family Campout will offer groups an evening of fantastic discovery after hours! Our programs include team-building activities, the opportunity to experience Texas wildlife, s’mores, and more. Experience what it’s like to be a member of the Heard’s nightlife. And, enjoy a night that your group will never forget! Spots are limited, so be sureRead More

$24 – $29