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Texas Children in Nature Network

In the early 2000’s research was emerging that showed that children were spending less time in the outdoors and more time with media; while at the same time childhood obesity rates were increasing at an alarming rate. Within just a matter of one generation, our society was radically changing to an increasingly indoor focused world […]

Fall Migration on the Upper Texas Coast

Houston’s position on the Central Flyway makes it a hotspot for fall migration. The Upper Texas Coast witnesses a steady flow of migratory birds beginning as early as July and lasting through November. Many species hug the coastline on their way to South and Central America for the winter. Read more on the Migratory Flyways […]

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Included in the Explore Lone Star Coastal website, and representative of the diverse ecosystems of our region, are 60 parks and natural areas, including 8 National Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and 9 dedicated bird sanctuaries. This diversity in habitat also makes for a diversity of recreation – fishing, hunting, biking, kayaking, boating and, yes, […]

Replica lighthouses remind visitors and locals of peninsula’s rich history

For more than a century, a lighthouse has stood as a beacon and as a nod to Bolivar Peninsula’s history and a group of area residents is working hard to remind visitors and locals of the importance of the landmark. The “Light Up Bolivar” campaign is the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation’s program to enhance community […]

Art of Equality – Art and Literacy Contest

The Bryan Museum has collaborated with esteemed community partners to recognize Juneteenth on Galveston Island through The Art of Equality: Art and Literacy Contest. The contest invites middle school, high school, and college undergraduate students to submit poetry, spoken word, and visual art with the focus of equality, in celebration of the Juneteenth Mural Project […]

EXPERIENCE GALVESTON’S HISTORIC CONNECTION WITH JUNETEENTH

This year marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, and Galveston has several events to celebrate its historic connection to this important holiday. See Visit Galveston for information on Juneteenth events and activities. Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth and the home of many historical stories. In 2020, Juneteenth became very popular throughout the United States […]

City Nature Challenge 2021: Houston-Galveston

Join The Nature Conservancy in Texas, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Bayou Land Conservancy, Audubon Society, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Lone Star Coastal Alliance and many others in a fun challenge to observe and record wild species from April 30 – May 3, 2021. It is easy to participate by making […]

Celebrate Earth Day – Kayaking Tour on May 1st

The Christmas Bay Foundation will sponsor an Earth Day activity at Christmas Bay. We will have a kayaking nature tour of Drum, Christmas Bay and surrounding estuaries led by renowned Naturalist, Bruce Bodson, President of the Christmas Bay Foundation. This tour will touch on what an estuary is, the benefits of estuaries and their importance to the environment […]

Spring Bird Migration – Lights Out Texas!

Spring migration is beginning in Texas! We’ll see as many of 25% of the world’s migrating birds cross the state from approximately March 1 to June 1. Approximately 1 of every 3 birds migrating through the U.S. in spring, and 1 of every 4 bird migrating through the U.S. in the fall, or nearly two […]

JOIN US FOR HOUSTON OYSTER MONTH

By Galveston Bay Foundation THIS APRIL, GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION IS HOSTING OUR INAUGURAL OYSTER MONTH. WE HAVE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO ENJOY SOME DELICIOUS OYSTERS AT ONE OF OUR PARTNER RESTAURANTS. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS AND LET’S SHELLABRATE! For event information, tickets, list of participating restaurants visit our website at HoustonOysterMonth.com THIS APRIL, GALVESTON […]