Adults and Children Alike Will Find Entertaining Nature Activities
In June, the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) presents three different Summer Science Nights geared toward students and the Unplugged Adventure Nightlife for all ages. All will take place at the Indiangrass Preserve on the Katy Prairie.
Summer Science Nights are a great way to enrich your child’s understanding of science in the best laboratory of all — the great outdoors. Each session includes hands-on, minds-on activities and a hike on one of KPC’s wildlife-rich preserves.
Sign up for one, two or all three June classes. The series repeats in July. Each class runs from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Summer Science Night: Pioneering: June 8. Do you have what it takes to survive as a prairie pioneer? The people who first settled this area were tough, well prepared, and inventive. Come learn how they survived, and try your hand at a few pioneer survival skills. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8. Cost: $7 per child.
Summer Science Night: Frog Hunters: June 15. Summer nights are filled with honks, squeaks, trills, and bellowing calls – all from local frogs. Come learn how to identify frog calls, learn how frogs find and catch prey, and visit a frog-filled wetland on this Summer Science Night adventure. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8. Cost: $7 per child.
Summer Science Night: Buzz on Bees: June 29. Bees are one of nature’s most industrious and fascinating animals. Learn about all the different native bees in our area, how they communicate, and how you can help support them in your own yard. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8. Cost: $7 per child.
Unplugged Adventure: Nightlife: June 11 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Indiangrass Preserve. Nighttime on the prairie is full of clicks, chirps, buzzes, and croaks. It’s a virtual symphony of sounds, alive with beautiful moths, fireflies, and night hunting birds. Join us for an adventurous expedition into the night prairie and learn what goes bump in the night. Audience: All Ages. Cost: $5 per person.
“We hope parents will take advantage of the marvelous Summer Science Nights for younger children,” says Mary Anne Piacentini, KPC’s executive director. “This is one of our most popular programs, so we encourage folks to register early.”
“Continue the learning experience into the summer out on the Katy Prairie, where surprises and adventures await,” adds Piacentini. “Our Unplugged Adventure: Nightlife on June 11 is also open to children and adults of all ages.”
All events require advance registration on katyprairie.org. Click the “Visit” tab to find “Events.” Participants are 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.