Adults and Children Alike Will Find Entertaining Nature Activities
HOUSTON (March 30, 2016) – The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) presents April nature activities Ranger Trek: It’s A Spring Thing and Unplugged Adventure: Wildlife Workshop, which offers both day and night time classes. Adults only are invited to attend the Ranger Trek on April 9, while the two Unplugged Adventure events on April 30 are for all ages. Details include:
Ranger Trek: It’s A Spring Thing: Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Indiangrass Preserve. Join KPC Rangers on a hike of discovery as we explore the vibrant life of the spring prairie, including colorful migratory birds and Texas wildflowers. Audience: Adult Learners. Cost: Free.
Unplugged Adventure: Wildlife Workshop: Saturday, April 30 from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Indiangrass Preserve. This first-of-a-kind workshop designed for novice to intermediate naturalists will provide identification tips for a variety of prairie wildlife and will also give keen insight into wildlife behavior, migration, and more.
Day Session Workshop Instructors: Bob Honig (birds) with Wally Ward and Michael Eckenfels (pollinators). Night Session Workshop Instructors: Dr. Cassidy Johnson (amphibians) and Dr. Amy Bickham Bird (mammals). Audience: All Ages. Cost: $35 per person, which includes lunch (day session) or dinner (night session), plus a T-shirt.
“We hope adults and children alike will check out our brand new Wildlife Workshop on April 30,” says Christine Mansfield, KPC’s community outreach manager. “You get your pick of a day or night time event with outstanding instructors who will make it fun and educational at the same time. Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the prairie, so we encourage folks to check out either It’s a Spring Thing or one of the Wildlife Workshops, or both.”
The events require advance registration on katyprairie.org. Click the “Visit” tab to find “Events.” Walking shoes, clothing layers, gloves and a hat are recommended, since the prairie tends to be chillier and windier than an urban setting. Participants are also encouraged to bring water, cameras, binoculars and snacks, if desired. For information go to our website or call 713-523-6135. Directions to Indiangrass Preserve are also available.
The Katy Prairie Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving an ecologically vital tallgrass prairie and associated wetlands area on Houston’s far west side for the enjoyment and benefit of all. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @katyprairie.