Programs and Projects

 

Big Thank You to our local

Master Naturalists

(Rio Brazos Chapter Information)

&

Area Volunteers who help make

all the programs at ANC possible! 

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Wendys Bird Mix

1st Saturday Bird Walks

OCTOBER 5th @7 AM

NOV. 2nd @7 AM

DEC. 7th @7 AM

 FREE to All!!!If you have them, bring binoculars and field guide.
Stroll along and learn with Dr. Billy Teels.

How many species will YOU see?

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FREE EVENT

THE MONARCHS ARE COMING TO ANC

…and headed to Mexico

Where: Acton Nature Center 6900 Smoky Hill Ct. Granbury, TX
When: October 5th, 2019, 9 am to 1 pm

For information and directions…
www.actonnaturecenter.org email: tagamonarch@gmail.com

Spend the day with us at the beautiful Acton Nature Center and learn the life cycle of the amazing Monarch butterfly. The king of the butterflies is currently migrating from southern Canada to the mountains of central Mexico. We will introduce you to the Monarch Watch Program which has studied this incredible butterfly for twenty years. Your journey will include
5 education stations; monarch life cycle, monarch art, migration, a puddling activity and the actual capture and release of live butterflies. Volunteers will assist you with how to gently capture and tag Monarchs. How do they know where Mexico is? Come find out!

Long pants and closed toed shoes are recommended attire. (cactus needles….OUCH!)


AT A.N.C.

Free public event in recognition of Earth Science Week

Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Acton Nature Center

                                                                                        Interactive Exhibits…

Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Aquifer Model

Agrilife Extension Stream Trailer

Texas Master Naturalist, Rio Brazos Chapter exhibit and touch table

Every Rock Tells a Story (geology)

Ancient Life of North Texas (fossils)

What’s in a Rock? (Why we need rocks to live.)

Rocks That Glow in the Dark

Dinosaur Valley State Park 
 
Edible Sedimentary Rocks
 
Discover and Recover a Fossil
 
Art with Rocks
 
Geo-Hikes

QUESTIONS:  discoverearthscience@gmail.com 


STAR PARTY at A.N.C.

FREE EVENT

NOV. 23rd, 2019, 4:30 – 10:00 PM
6900 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX 76049

Program: 4:30-5:30 pm Solar Observing (Farmhouse)

                    5:45-6:45 pm Astronomy Program (Pavilion)

                        7:00-10:00 pm Deep Sky Observing (Farmhouse

We welcome anyone who is interested in sharing knowledge or telescopes with the public
(please contact us at riobrazos.starparty@gmail.com)


 

LOCAL SNAKE SPECIALISTS

   MARK PYLE,

DFW Herpetological Society

 www.dfwherp.org

Click here to learn more


Acton Nature center

1st FRIDAY HOME-SCHOOL

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PROGRAM CALENDAR

2019-2020

Exciting new Homeschool classes are scheduled to begin in September 2019!
2019/2020 ANC Homeschool Program preliminary agenda
September 6th – Picture This: the Many Faces of Earth Science – Wendy Moore and Melody Holm
October 4th – Edible Plants – Billy Teels
November 1st – Bloodsuckers and More! – Valerie Taber
December 6th – Maps and orienteering – Dave Moore
January 3rd – Star Party – Gary Hinds
February 7th – Birds at the ANC – Billy Teels and Dave Moore
March 6th – Constellations of the Night Sky – Nadia Lambert
April 3rd – Every Rock Tells a Story – Melody Holm
May 1st – Seining at the Langdon Ranch – Billy Teels
*Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions
Please mark your calendar with these dates.

  Registration sent approximately 2 weeks before each class.

There is no fee, however students must be registered to participate in a class. 

Class size is limited to approximately 20 participants.

A Parent must accompany their child/children to classes.
The Acton Nature Center Homeschool Program is a Master-Naturalist

led 2 hour program held on the first Friday morning of each month.

Families are invited to explore the ANC with their children and

participate in a class led by Rio Brazos Master Naturalists.

Students participate in hands-on science, art, and nature education outdoors.

Each month a new topic is explored which encourages youth to get outdoors and explore the natural world.
Questions & Registration at… anc.homeschool@gmail.com
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Come Out And 

  Explore!!!

Woods ANC

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Tour Acton Nature Center for Your Geocaching

 (click for  info on how to become a “cacher”)

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GEOCACHING 

 

Find other Texas Event listing at

http://nonprofit.whofish.org

 

 

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