Walk in the Woods Series

In partnership with The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department and The Woodlands GREEN, this free lecture series, Walk in the Woods, spotlights nature in our own backyard, celebrating the rich habitat and wealth of wildlife species found in Southeast Texas. The lecture series meets the second Thursday of each month. 

     Experts in their field, guest speakers reveal the beauty, natural history, habits and interactions of plants, insects, birds, mammals and other animals.  For more information, call 281-210-3800 or e-mail enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Going Green Sustainability Lectures are about various aspects of sustainability, one of the principle tenets of The Woodlands Community. We are always looking for ideas and speaker on topics relevant to The Woodlands and surrounding areas. For more information email info@thewoodlandsgreen.org

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Going Green Sustainability Lectures

 

Walk in the Woods Series

Explore Nature at Your Back Door

A Series from February thru April and September through November
Walk in the Woods is free and everyone is invited to attend. Registration is required. 

Going Green Lectures • 2020

Lectures - 2018 - click HERE
Lectures - 2019 - click HERE

Walk in the Woods - 2020

Click HERE for List of Upcoming Lectures and Walk in the Woods Events
Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Us on Zoom  • Click HERE for Zoom link. 
USGS Annual Groundwater Table Data
How Are We Doing? 
Jason Ramage
Hydrologist
USGS Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center
Our speaker, Jason Ramage, will present updates of the current year (2020) of regional water-levels in the Gulf Coast Aquifer system for the Houston-Galveston region. Particular focus will be given to conditions in Montgomery County. The lecture also focuses on the short and long-term changes in water-levels and subsidence, which is measured by extensometers across the region.  
For more detail, click HERE

Previous Events 

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Give Wildlife a Second Chance
with Cathie Coudert
Friends of Texas Wildlife
Register here for Zoom link
Thursday, September 10, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Damselflies and Dragonflies
with Bob Honig
Register here for Zoom link
Thursday, October 8, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Spring Creek Nature Trail and the Importance of Conservation
with Bill Bass
See Zoom video HERE
23rd Annual Woodlands Landscaping Solutions Drive-Through
Saturday, September 26, 2020
9 a.m. - noon
Sterling Ridge Park & Ride
Free gardening supplies to the first 300 vehicles
More event information here

Encounters with Wildlife

February 5, 2020 • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30

HARC, 8801 Gosling Road
The Woodlands
Cathie Coudert, Education Coordinator, presents on the importance of wildlife care and rehabilitation, what native creature you may encounter and what you can do if you find an animal in need. Learn what programs and resources are available for you to help give wildlife a second chance and more about Friends of Texas Wildlife.
See details HERE
Free & open to the public
Registration required • Register HERE
Speaker: Cathie Coudert
Education Coordinator
Friends of Texas Wildlife

Basics of Backyard Beekeeping

February 13, 2020 • 6:00 p.m.
The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park
6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands
 
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a beekeeper? Not sure where to start, what the neighbors will think or how much work it will take?

Attend the Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series on Thursday, February 13, for an introduction to beekeeping at home. This FREE presentation, led by Woodlands residents Lisa and Andrew Miller, begins at 6 p.m. at H.A.R.C. 
DETAILS
Free & open to the public
Registration required • Register HERE
Speaker: Dr. John Tomecek
Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Feral Hogs in a Suburban Landscape

February 5, 2020 • 7:00 p.m.
The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park
6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands
 
DETAILS
Free & open to the public
Registration required • Register HERE
Speaker: Dr. John Tomecek
Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Walk in the Woods • 2019

Our Neighborhood Bats
Diana Foss
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands, TX

Join this FREE lecture series and discuss habitats, behaviors, and threats to bats living in urban areas. Come learn the benefit to having bats in the city and where you can observe bats year round in Houston.

No Cost. Registration Required. Space is limited.

Register at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/environment

Vampires, Zombies and Body Snatchers
Megan McNairn
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands, TX

Join this FREE lecture series and dive into the creepy crawly world of bugs where monsters come to life and ghoulish creatures go bump in the night.  

No Cost. Registration Required. Space is limited.

Register at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/environment

An Introduction to Birds of The Woodland
Megan McNairn
Buffalo Bayou Park
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands, TX

Join this FREE lectures series that will highlight the interconnectedness of birds with all living things. Alisa will address how to become more adept at observing birds and behaviors and the benefits of documenting observations through iNaturalist. 

No Cost. Registration Required. Space is limited.

Register at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/environment

Bayou Land Conservancy:
Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom
Our speaker, Becky Martinez, oversees land project management and strategic planning for land conservation at the Bayou Land Conservancy. She will talk about the lands that BLC, working with willing landowners, has protected over the last 20 years and their Strategic Conservation Plan to protect lands in the future. For more detail, click HERE  
Up Coming Lectures 2021
Going Green Sustainability Lectures
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Embracing Renewable Energy:
Conroe ISD's Plan
Via Zoom 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 • 7:00 p.m.
 
The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) now has a solar array at Stockton Jr. High School. Mr. Easy Foster will speak about the solar array at Stockton Jr. High School plus how CISD decided to do the project, related educational curricula, and the district’s future renewable energy plans. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
State of the Bay
Dr. Erin McKinney, HARC 
Via Zoom
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Spring Creek Watershed Partnership
Rachel Windham
Houston-Galveston Area Council 
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Woodlands Invasives - Air Potato et al 
Terrilyn MacArthur
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Photographic Journey Through the Nature Trails of The Woodlands Area
Bill Bass
HARC and Bayou Land Conservancy 
February Going Green Sustainability Lecture
Feral Swine: Challenges & Control
February 20, 2020 • 7:00 p.m.
HARC, 8801 Gosling Road 
This lecture is full and no longer accepting registrations.
Speaker: Chris Watts
Wildlife Damage Management Biologist
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
DETAILS
in partnership with
The Woodlands Township

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