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 trailhead. 

Upcoming 2020 dates and topics are:

January 11: Discover Early Texans – A day in the life of a Tonkawa child

February 8: Discover What’s Flying – Learn clues for looking at birds

March 14: Discover Clues & Traces – Find what animals leave behind

April 11: Discover What’s Buzzing and Blooming – Functions of flowers, bees, and butterflies

May 9: Discover Dinosaurs – Dinosaur tracks tell tales

June 13: Discover What’s Swimming –With dipnets, capture invertebrates in Cibolo Creek

July 11: Discover Rocks – Senses and sediments on earth’s building blocks

September 12: Discover a Bug’s World – Our world would be different without bugs

October 10: Discover Horns and Thorns – Staying alive is tough

November 14: Discover Nature Journaling – Real naturalists record and remember

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