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.

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

Free

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

Free

Mentor Training – Land, Water, & Wildlife Expeditions

TX

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

$75

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

Free

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

Free

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

Free

Storytime: ‘Grassy, Seedy, and Prickly!’ Imagineering

Children's Nature Play Area 8400 NW Military HW, San Antonio

Join our friends Ms. Wendy and Rachel Morris at Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy for fun stories and imagineering about all the things that are grassy, seedy, and prickly! Then let’s have some fun at our nature playground. This is part of a summer Storytime series with Master Naturalist, Wendy Drezek, where little ones can learn,Read More

Free

Nature Talk: What’s Bugging Us Now?

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

Join the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy at the UEC classroom for a presentation from Master Gardener Susan Porr, a native San Antonian who specializes in insects and vegetables. Learn about the crawling and flying insects we may observe in our home landscapes during summer. Have any photos of unusual insects? Bring the photos of insectsRead More

Free

4th Saturday Nature Walk: Poetry in Nature

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

Join the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy for an in-person nature walk and poetry experience with Mobi Warren, renowned storyteller and poet. Bridging nature and spoken art, this is a great opportunity to experience the park through a new lens. Nature prompts will be given for participants to try their hand at writing short poems. ThoseRead More

Free

Nature in Your Park – Moth Night

Crawford Park 401 Strauss Road, Cedar Hill, TX

Celebrate National Moth Week with Audubon Texas as we explore nocturnal winged insects at Crawford Park. Your hosts are the Indian Trail Master Naturalist chapter, the Cedar Hill Parks & Rec Department, and the Zula B. Wylie Library. We will learn about being a community scientist and how moths are important for birds, bats, nativeRead More

Free

Texas Aquatic Science

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

Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, for middle school and high school students. This workshop is designed to introduce the curriculum along with the curriculum of the Wetland Center and how to best use the activities and supplemental material to enhance the curriculum used in the classroom.

$20

Moth Night!

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

Join the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center for their 2nd Annual Moth Week event at the center Friday, July 29th! Texas Parks & Wildlife Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick will be our special guest speaker for this fun-filled event! Your ticket includes a presentation by Sam in addition to multiple mothing stations set up at theRead More

$10

Marysee Prairie Monthly Workday

Marysee Prairie 30.254899°, -94.6800920176°, TX

Marysee Prairie is one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie in the Big Thicket region. Come assist Texas Land Conservancy in their ongoing effort to revive and maintain the native grasses and wildflowers on this site near Batson, Texas. Work tasks vary by month, but they involve controlling the regrowth of woody species andRead More

Free

Family Outdoors: Outdoor Basics!

Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Bring the whole family for a walk in the park! Stop by our table to learn about the basics for outdoor adventure time including tips, tricks, and suggestions for hiking, camping, and trail safety! Then head out onto the trails! We’ll offer some routes that you and your friends or family can enjoy! Note: DressRead More

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