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Nursery Bounces Back in Time for Winter Bookmark

Nursery Bounces Back in Time for Winter
For decades, Mercer Botanic Gardens served as a sanctuary for all varieties of plants. When Hurricane Harvey struck, floodwaters up to 8 feet high swept through the greenhouses, overturning tables and displacing hundreds of plants. When news of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction broke, botanic gardens from across the country contacted Mercer to offer help and botanical specimens. Now, Mercer staff and volunteers are determined to rebuild stronger than before. Missouri Botanical Garden sent horticulturists,

Homestead Heritage Day, Fishing, and Orienteering at Jones Park Bookmark

PROJECT WILD WORKSHOP Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about ecology and wildlife education during this course accredited by the Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) and The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Participants receive a (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) TEKS curriculum and activity guide. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Please note: Program will be held at an offsite location. Click the registration link for details. All formal and non-formal educators welcome. A $30 materials fee is required. Registration required by Monday, Jan. 15 at https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/education/project-wild-workshop-33

Field Trips at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bookmark

Field Trips at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
What's in the water at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve? Recently, more than 120 Cypress Creek High School students found out during a trip to the preserve. Chemistry students tested the water quality at the preserve by measuring the amount of dissolved oxygen and turbidity in the water. The trip was meant to provide an extra layer of learning for students studying water quality as part of their chemistry curriculum. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Director Rose Belzung-Holmes said the preserve offers many field trip opportunities and resources for educators, from seasonal programming