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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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

$30

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
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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

$12

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

$15

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

JUNETEENTH Full Moon Paddle at Panther Island

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

Join Trinity Coalition as we celebrate JUNETEENTH with a FULL MOON Urban PADDLE on the Trinity River National Water Trail in Fort Worth. We will enjoy the sunset and city lights and the glory of the full "Strawberry" moon.

Free – $40

Preschool Nature Adventure

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

Come enjoy our new Preschool Nature Adventure program! We will read a nature themed book, take a hike, and then do a hands on activity or craft together. Program and activities are designed for ages 3-6 years old and their grownup. Younger siblings are welcome, please register all attending in your group. June 26th: WhoRead More

$5

ABNC Summer EcoCamps

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

Day camps for children ages 4 to 13 years old. 5 days of outdoor fun with half day and full day camp sessions available. A day at camp blends nature exploration with active outdoor experiences under the guidance of knowledgeable educators. Campers learn more about the natural world through: Fishing, Canoeing, Pond Exploration, Insect Collecting,Read More

$330
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Busy Li’l Bees

Goldthwaite Pavilion 1014 3rd Street, Goldthwaite, United States

Designed for children under 6 and a parent, this unique program teaches about the ancient Paleoindians through doing, making, singing, and exploring on July 5, 12, and 19.

Free

Birding + Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

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

ABOUT THE HIKE The hike lasts 2 hours and is an easy, slow pace with frequent stops. All hikes are weather permitting There are no restroom facilities on the preserve Please leave all pets in the comfort of your home Feel free to bring your preferred binoculars and/or camera! We'll also have some binoculars availableRead More

Free

Teen EcoExcursions

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

Take a break from the Virtual World and get Outdoors! Summer Teen EcoExcursions are an outdoor program for teens. Every session includes an animal demonstration and an outdoor activity, like exploration hikes, dip netting, and more. Each day features a different topic. Summer sessions held every other Wednesday. Registration is required.   ABNC Members: $16Read More

$19
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Busy Li’l Bees

Goldthwaite Pavilion 1014 3rd Street, Goldthwaite, United States

Designed for children under 6 and a parent, this unique program teaches about the ancient Paleoindians through doing, making, singing, and exploring on July 5, 12, and 19.

Free

Mammoths of Mills County: Prehistoric Texas

Goldthwaite Pavilion 1014 3rd Street, Goldthwaite, United States

Stephany Eoff, a TRT-Teacher for the U.S. National Parks Service, will guide a trip back in time to when megafauna roamed Texas. Many do not consider that the huge Columbian Mammoths shared this area with Paleoindians. Explore local fossilized bones, teeth, and even do a little lab work at this presentation! $5 for general public,Read More

$5
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