Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

The road to adoption is filled with support, guidance

By Jesse Booher Children and families around the world are celebrating November as National Adoption Month. Those of us who work with children each day are grateful for these families, and during this special month, we recognize the need to continue finding the loving families that all children deserve. The need is certainly there. In Texas over the past year, nearly 4200 children left foster care to adoptive homes. As recently as September of 2023, […]

Texas Master Naturalist Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Over the last 25 years, more than 15,300 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers have made their mark by dedicating their time to helping protect and conserve the state’s natural resources. Their impact spans across more than 256,000 acres of Texas’ landscapes from the lush tidal marshes of the Gulf Coast to the arid vistas of the Trans Pecos. Established in 1998 as a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Texas […]

Youth Fashion Camp July 18th -21st

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting the Youth Fashion Week Camp on July 18th to July 21st. The camp will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day. Join us as we venture on a four-day exploration through the fashion industry. The participants will have the opportunity to learn how to construct a garment, design a fashion collection, learn photography basics, and produce a fashion show. The Youth Fashion Week camp […]

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

Charriss York, Program Director, Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Texas Community Watershed Partners, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2023 is Interconnection. Watershed Connections: Land, Water, and People Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m. central, online Houston is the Bayou City, but many of us do not touch or experience these creeks and streams in our daily lives. We drive past and over bayous without seeing them, but every day we make decisions and […]

If you Drink, plan a sober ride! Remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America date back to the country’s founding. However you celebrate, make sure you and your friends stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day by remembering one important piece of advice: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. This means that if you plan to drink any alcoholic beverage, it’s essential that you plan for a sober designated driver beforehand. To help keep your community safe, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is teaming up with […]

Texas Master Naturalists Offer Spring 2022 Training Class for Fort Bend, Waller & Wharton Counties

The Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) program will offer a new Spring Class which runs from February 22 through May 7. The program offers residents of Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton Counties the opportunity to join a corps of volunteers dedicated to the beneficial management of the natural resources and wildlife of our region. The TMN Program is sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “There are […]

Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program kickoff set for September 8th, 2021 in Fort Bend County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fort Bend County will host a Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program from September 8th – November 2nd, 2021. The Walk Across Texas! Adult program is a FREE, eight‐week online program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in the Walk Across Texas! Adult program.  WAT is designed to help Texans be more active using a team-based approach. Up to […]

Preserving the Bounty: Virtual Workshops

Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…it is so easy to preserve. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Family and Community Health in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Virtual Workshops.” Workshops on Salsa and Relish, Pickling and Pressure Canning, Tomatoes, Freezing and Drying, and Jams and Jellies are available. The workshops are available online and you can complete them […]

Need help with your garden?

Landscape Success, an online series, will present “Choosing the Right Plants for the Right Place” on May 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. The free monthly classes are offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (FBMG) and Fort Bend County Libraries. (FBCL)  Register for the class at https://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/…/landscape-success…. Class presenters will be Master Gardeners Suma Mudan, co-organizer of the monthly series, and Peggy d’Hemecourt, Advanced Master Gardener: Earth-Kind® Landscaping. Planting the right plant in the right place can save you […]

Grow Your Own Series Starts April 17th!

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, are teaming up again to help residents create an edible garden at home through a series of six classes.  Online classes are taught April – October; choose individual classes at $15 per class or enroll in the entire series for $60, a 33% savings.   To ensure enrollment confirmation, full series registrations are due by April 14th.  Individual class […]