Events

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.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

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

Through October 2, 2022, visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more. TheRead More

Free

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

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

From September 3, 2022 through February 20, 2023, visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with eleven life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the 16th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit,Read More

Free

Building Collision Study for Lights Out Austin

Indeed Tower 200 W 6th St, Austin, TX

Defenders of Wildlife and Travis Audubon are teaming up to conduct the building collision study in downtown Austin from September 5 - October 29 for Lights Out Austin. This study aims to eliminate a significant cause of bird mortality: light pollution and resulting collisions with structures. We are inviting volunteers in the Austin community toRead More

Free

Preschool Nature Explorers

TX

Encourage your preschooler's love of nature! Preschoolers will have the opportunity to explore all that the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer. In each class, your child will be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that promote a connection to nature. Pre-registration required. Classes meet once weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) fromRead More

$250

Leopold Live! – Beneficial Plants for Wildlife

Online

Leopold Live! is back with Chapter Two, Episode 14 - Beneficial Plants for Wildlife and will stream on September 29th at 12:00pm CST. Leopold Live! began as a live streaming seminar series conducted in partnership with the Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve to demonstrate to natural resource students, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts the original 5 creativeRead More

Free

Wild Talk: Modern Ornithology and Dark Skies

The Rackhouse at Desert Door Distillery 211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood, TX

Across the country, bird lovers, conservationists, and amateur astronomers are working together to help birds safely migrate between their seasonal homes. We are encouraging our communities to engage in this work as well. Please join us to learn more about this topic from Ms. Heather Prestridge who will speak to the beginnings and current statusRead More

Free

BAS Monthly Meeting: Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Texas

Online

Join us online for this important program featuring Romey Swanson, Director of Conservation Strategy for Audubon Texas, who will discuss the Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Natural habitat and open spaces are disappearing at an alarming rate. Protections for wildlife, natural places, and clean air and water are in jeopardy. By protecting birds, we’re alsoRead More

Free

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) – Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) classes

San Antonio Native Landscapes for Birds TX

NLCP is a series of day-long classes that teach best practices for native plant landscaping – including wildlife habitat gardening. Each class consists of an indoor training session and a plant identification section. We show you plants native to the local ecoregion, illustrating their use in the landscape. You will also see common non-native plantsRead More

$45

Cell Phone Photography

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

Join photographer Grace Pfeiffer exploring Headwaters and learning how to take amazing nature photographs, using your iPhone! You'll learn how to take high quality shots, edit photos on your iPhone, and what you can do with your photos once you've taken them!

$25

Prairie Experience H2O ’22

Texas Botanical Gardens at Legacy Plaza 1219 Fisher Street, Goldthwaite, TX

The Prairie Experience in the gala event of the year. There will be live entertainment, a beautiful dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, a raffle, and a game or two. As the major fundraiser of the year, it is essential in keeping our programs free for the community and the surrounding areas. The botanicalRead More

$150

Bicycling with Butterflies: An Evening with author Sara Dykman

Trinity River Audubon Center 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX

Author Sara Dykman shares the story of her 10,201 mile bicycle ride following the monarch butterflies from their overwintering grounds in central Mexico to Canada and back. Threatened with extinction, the monarchs remind us what is at stake, and how important it is for each of us to do our part. Come hear about herRead More

Free

Restoration Tour: Native Plants

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Headwaters as we take a look at the native Texas plants on full display during the autumn season. Get inspired with ideas to replace your lawn, reduce water use, and add fall color and interest to your landscape. Attendees will look at and discuss a variety of drought tolerant, deer-resistant,Read More

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