Expert and beginner geocachers alike have the opportunity to set off on a new, exciting
adventure during the 2015 Precinct 4 GeoChallenge starting Saturday, March 7.
This free event, sponsored by Harris County Precinct 4, encourages participants to use GPS-enabled
technology to find 57 unique geocaches hidden across the precinct with a chance to earn
an award in three categories. An increasingly popular recreational activity worldwide, caches are
hidden and then their coordinates are listed on a website, such as Geocaching.com, for others to
Connect with nature while learning about the environment during NatureFest at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
More than 35 nature organizations, exhibitors and speakers will be on hand for a variety of family friendly activities, including guided nature walks, pontoon boat tours, live and mounted animal exhibits, touch-and-feel aquatic tanks, bird banding, a kids catch-and-release fishing tank, nature crafts and games, and other interactive demonstrations.
As a nurse and mother of four, Spring resident Nell Shepherd spent most of her adult life
caring for others. But last September, Shepherd took on a new role after being diagnosed with
Normally active, Shepherd learned she would need time-consuming radiation treatments that
could leave her too tired for the activities she enjoyed. She found support at Precinct 4
Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park.