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Annual calendar of EWBC       Programs and Events: 

 

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Calendar of Valley-Wide             Events:

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Kingfisher Newsletter

Want to know what's happening at the Wetlands this season? Click on the image below to download or view our most recent Kingfisher newsletter.


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RR: Reservations Required

Please make reservations at least two days in advance, unless otherwise noted, by calling us at (956) 381-9922.

FEATURED EVENTS: 

And, as an added bonus, being a member with us gives you access and/or discounts at other nature centers & parks across the US.! Click here to see the full list of nature centers & other places that are part of the ANCA reciprocal membership program! You can also click here to see an interactive map of all the centers that are part of the program.

Become an EWBC Volunteer!

 Interested in making a difference in your community? The EWBC is always in need of volunteer help! If you like working to help wildlife and want to share your talents with others, we have many opportunities designed to get you involved! Click here to visit our volunteers page and learn more!

In the coming months... 

Look below for our upcoming programs and events. To receive news and events by email click here. In the left column you will find the year-long calendars for EWBC and Valley-wide Events. Our Kingfisher Newsletter can also be downloaded or viewed below.

Spectacular Saturdays!

On the last Saturday of the month, EWBC will open its doors for FREE to the general public. Perhaps you have been on our grounds but not inside the center. Come on in and see what great opportunities and nature adventures await your discovery! Throughout the day, there will be activities, short games, and scheduled nature hikes. Binoculars are available free of charge. Free entry does not include fee for concurring programs and activities.

When: Saturdays:Mar. 29th, April 26th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, Aug, 30th

Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6 pm

FEE: FREE ALL DAY

Family & Youth Programs:

Click here to download a copy of the Family Summer Adventure Challenge journal.

There is no cost to register

Start your adventure today!

Spiders: Our 8-legged Friends

Spiders are among many of the misunderstood critters of our animal kingdom. They often times look creepy and scary, but with the variety of insects they eat, many of them are actually very beneficial and play a key role within our ecosystem. Join us as we explore the world of the spiders present in our area. RR.


Date: Saturday, July 19th

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fee: Regular Admission, Members Free

Plant Particulars

Amazing plants are all around us. Would you like to get a better understanding of them? Families are invited to learn how to identify plants on an exploartion through our grounds, what the difference between native and non-native is, and also view them under a microscope. Whether you are knowledgeable on plants or not, we are sure you'll enjoy this great opportunity! RR.


Date: Saturday, July 26th

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee: Free!

Reptile Ruckus

It's hot outside, but the reptiles are loving it! While we are hiding under a rock the reptiles are basking in the sun! Come by and enjoy a presentation on the local snakes, lizards, and turtles that feel right at home in our South Texas heat! Join us and take a look at some of these fascinating critters up close and learn all about what makes them so special!  RR.


Date: Wednesday, July 30th

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fee: Regular Admission, Members Free
Star Gazing!

Explore the night sky in a program of astronomical proportions! Stars, galaxies and planets are just a few of the things you'll experience while star watching this summer. Learn to identify some constellations, look through a telescope and wish upon a star! RR.

Date: Wednesday, August 6th
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fee: $2 members, $3 non-members

 Pre-K to High School Educators:

Schedule your SPRING Field Trip today! We are accepting reservations for January through May.

EWBC Filed Trips correlate to the latest standards, and consists of a mix of outdoor experiences, hands-on learning, scientific observation, and more!

For a look at our new and improved field trip programs, click here. Customized programs are also available. 

NOTE: Prices for trips and programs vary. Please call ahead for rates and scheduling. Space is limited, so please register early! Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

For more information, please call us at (956) 381-9922

 Do you want to learn more about nature but can't make it to our site? Then our Outreach Programs are just what you need! We can provide your school or group with a variety of presentations, activities, and more. Give us a call and let us know what we can do for you!

Let us bring nature to your door and show you the wonders it offers!

Pricing varies depending on group size, traveling distance, and activity of choice. For more information, contact us at (956) 381-9922

Adult Programs:

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Educators (formal & informal), learn how to teach preschool aged children about their surroundings indoors and outdoors using fun, hands-on, educational activities. Activities are adaptable for all early childhood learners. This four-hour training workshop includes sampling of activities and a curriculum guide. Receive Growing Up WILD materials by participating in an interactive workshop designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators and caregivers. Participants receive SBEC and TEEAC continuing education credit hours and a GUW certificate.  Please call ahead to register as space is limited. 

 

DATE: Friday, August 1, 2014

TIME: 8:30 am - 12 pm

FEE: $28 (fee includes snacks)

 Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Educator Workshop

Educators (formal & informal) learn how to teach young people about terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on, educational activities. This ten-hour training workshop includes sampling of activities and curriculum guides.  Activities are adaptable for all grade levels, integrated with core subject curricula and aligned to the TEKS. Teachers receive SBEC and TEEAC continuing education credit.  Informal educators, teachers, youth group leaders and any other enthusiastic educators are encouraged to register. All participants must attend both days to receive WILD materialsSpace is limited. Registration is required. 

Project WILD

DATE: Thursday, August 7th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Aquatic WILD

DATE: Friday, August 8th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Snacks provided)

FEE: $50 (includes lunch and snacks)

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands  |  714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX 78542 |  Phone: (956) 381-9922  Fax: (956) 381-0715 

 
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