Chapter Meeting June 1
The meeting will be held at CHERIE FLORES GARDEN PAVILION

1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004


Social time will be from                 6:30 to 7:00 PM.  

Chapter business will be from     7:00 to 7:30 PM.

The presentation will begin at     7:30 PM.

The Public is Welcome


  • City Nature Challenge! Join Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, Houston Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species from April 14 - 18. It is easy to participate by joining an event, or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of each city will count during the five day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group.  The challenge has been taken up ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2017, 11:19 AM by Mary Waters
  • Texas Waters Specialist Training Program Requirements •       Accumulate at least 8 hours of advanced training using the Texas Waters curriculum. These hours must be approved at your chapter level: •       Texas Waters Day (4 Hours) •       Upcoming Texas Waters Webinars (Up to 4 Hours) •       Small Group Interactive Study •       Texas Waters Field Trips •       Additional Renewal Requirements: •       Participate in at least one approved community service project. •       Contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer service in the area of water and watersheds. Those hours can also count toward the requirements for recertification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Certification Timeline •       To complete certification for 2017, participants must complete advanced training by the October Texas Waters Day event and can include AT completed at the 2016 Texas Waters Day gathering. •       Volunteer ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:53 AM by Mary Waters
  • Urban Gardening Course at Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Co-Sponsors: The Garden Club of Houston; Texas Master Naturalist-Gulf Coast Chapter; Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston Chapter; Nature’s Way Resources Urban gardens have long played an important role in nourishing city dwellers and enhancing communities, from the victory gardens of World War II to the verdant plots springing up in yards, empty lots and on rooftops today. With the increasing popularity of fresh, local “farm to table” foods and a return to living in the core of many cities, there is a growing interest in urban gardening. Gardening offers flavorful, healthy and inexpensive food, fresh air and exercise, the pride and satisfaction of providing your own food, and a deep connection to the place we call ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 11:39 AM by Mary Waters
  • Houston Parks & Rec. Christmas Bird Count This article was written by chapter member Jennifer Trandell.  For over a century, citizens around the globe have participated in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Every year for 117 years, volunteers gather in parks, prairies, woodlands, waterfronts, and in their own backyards dedicated to citizen science and bird conservation. This year from December 14 – January 5 binocular wielding groups across the Houston area assembled in an effort to record the number of observed bird species. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department hosted their Second Annual Christmas Bird Count inviting park employees, master naturalists and volunteers to participate on Monday, December 19, 2016. The National Audubon Society divided participating regions into 15-mile diameter circles for the official bird count ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 11:29 AM by Mary Waters
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