Nature Education

WHY NATURE EDUCATION?

Research shows that children are spending hours on electronic devices and less and less time outdoors, with detrimental effects to their health. Getting kids outdoors and learning about the natural world has been shown to reduce health risks such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, and ADHD, while fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. So get outdoors as a family and explore the natural world!

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  1. Parks, Recreation & Community Services

    Phone: 210-619-1850


  1. Nature Discovery Series
  2. Star Parties
  3. Birding Walks
  4. Guadalupe Co. Master Naturalists
  5. Guadalupe Co. Master Gardeners
  6. Friends of Crescent Bend Nature Park

IMG_6737Get your little ones outdoors to discover the exciting nature right in our own backyard. Kids are encouraged to explore, discover, and ask questions to help grow their knowledge of nature. This free program is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but older and younger siblings are also welcome. Texas Master Naturalist volunteers will lead the themed programs held on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM at Crescent Bend Nature Park. Attendees will meet at the first parking lot near the restroom building and the trail head. June and July dates will meet at the Schertz Public Library to beat the heat!  

2019 dates and topics are:

January 12: Discover the Forest - Explore how each living thing plays a role in a forest.

February 9: Discover What's Flying - Learn clues for looking at birds.

March 9: Discover Rocks, Senses and Sediments - Use 5 senses on earth's building blocks.

April 13: Discover What's Buzzing and Blooming - Have fun with flowers, bees and butterflies.

May 11: Discover What's Swimming - Capture tiny critters in Cibolo Creek with dip-nets.

June 8: Discover a Bug's World - See how we’d have a different world without bugs.

July 13: Discover Early Texans - Follow a day in the life of a Tonkawa child with food gathering and tool-making.

Pre-registration is required. Contact the Schertz Parks & Recreation Office at (210) 619-1850 to secure your spot.