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
CANCELED: March 2020 Going Green Sustainability 2020:
Embracing Renewable Energy:
Conroe ISD's Plan
HARC, 8801 Gosling Road 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 • 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. 

Walk in the Woods - 2020

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
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
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands, TX
2019 Galveston Bay Report Card
Dr. Erin Kinney
Research Scientist, HARC

The Woodlands is part of a large watershed extending several hundred miles from the DFW region into Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On Thursday, January 16th, Dr. Erin Kinney, Research Scientist at HARC, will be covering the 2019 Galveston Bay Report Card. She will show how the Galveston Bay watershed is connected to our rivers, bayous and the Bay.

 

Dr. Kinney will describe what we can learn from the Report Card about Spring Creek, the West and East Fork San Jacinto watersheds. She will discuss how each of us can support our waterways, our watersheds, and ultimately Galveston Bay’s ecosystem.

 

The Galveston Bay Report Card is a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay. Supported by a grant from Houston Endowment and implemented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center, the report card’s goal is to engage community members in meaningful discussion about Bay health topics. The report card is also designed to inspire people to take actions that protect and preserve the the Bay. 

Erin Kinney is a Research Scientist at HARC specializing in coastal and wetland ecology. Her research interests include wetland restoration, impacts of land use and eutrophication on coastal systems, and carbon and nitrogen cycling in wetlands. Erin graduated with a PhD in biology from the Boston University Marine Program and a BA in environmental and evolutionary biology from Dartmouth College. She previously worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the department of marine biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston and at the Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

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

Greater Galveston Bay Watershed

Storm drain in The Woodlands

Drains to Galveston Bay National Estuary, Please Keep It Clean

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

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