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.

Night Hike

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard. Metro Area: Dallas


2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX

During this two-day Summit, TCiNN will bring together health, education, built environment, faith and conservation community leaders to shape an even brighter future for the children of Texas. TCiNN will convene over 250 community leaders to strengthen the network and develop opportunities and policies that will connect more children and families in nature.


Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center – Nature in your Park

Virginia Weaver Park 631 Somerset Dr., Cedar Hill, TX

Part of our 10th Anniversary Special Event Series - Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 4th at 8:30 am, to join an Audubon educator for a guided bird tour at Virginia Weaver Park. Meet in between the bathroom and the playground. This is intended for all ages and beginner levels of people who want toRead More

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