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JOIN US FOR A YEAR OF LEARNING + ADVENTURE ON LOCAL PRAIRIES! The Coastal Prairie Partnership and Native Prairies Association of Texas - Houston Chapter (HNPAT) would like to invite you to a year of learning about and enjoying Houston’s Heartland - the Coastal Prairie. We also invite you to visit for more information about becoming a member of HNPAT or discover other prairie-centered events around the upper Texas coast.

RESTORATION + MONITORING ★ Restoration Round-up - July 26, 2013 @ The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Preserve A day of hands-on activities focused on practical, on-the-ground restoration of prairies on the upper Texas coast. Fee $50.00 ★ Prairie Hunters Training with Dr. John Jacob - August 14 and 17, 2013 Learn how to read native landscapes through time using Google Earth and other tools. This training will be the foundation of becoming a Prairie Hunter - a citizen-scientist helping to map prairie remnants in our area. Class on August 14 to be followed by field trip on August 17.

GROWING NATIVE PRAIRIE PLANTS ★ 9 Natives Challenge - kicks off on March 21 @ Native Plant Society of Texas meeting Contest to design a prairie for urban applications using just nine native plants. Winners announced in at May 22, 2013 HNPAT meeting. ★ Growing Prairie Plants with Tom Solomon - May 8, 2013 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Learn plant propagation techniques from award-winning Master Gardner and Naturalist Tom Solomon.


★ Teaching the Prairie Workshop for Texas Master Naturalists, Docents, and Volunteers- June 22, 2013 from 10 am - 2 pm at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Center Learn effective techniques for teaching guests, other volunteers, and the general public about the prairie. Advanced training credits available.


★ Deer Park Prairie - March 23, 2013 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am Tour of the unrivaled Deer Park Prairie ★ Space Chickens - April 11, 2013 @ NASA from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tour of Attwater’s Prairie Chicken breeding facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. ★ Prairies of East Texas - September 21, 2013 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tour of rare East Texas prairies with NPAT’s Executive Director and trained biologist Pat Merkord ★ Birds & Blooms on the Katy Prairie - October 26, 2013 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Discover the intricate connections between prairie plants and birdlife.

Photo Credits | prairie chicken and big bluestem by Carolyn Fannon, gulf fritillary by Wally Ward, child with net by Katy Prairie Conservancy

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2013 Heartland Series  

Coastal Prairie Partnership and NPAT (Houston Chapter) are teaming up to present a series of workshops, experiences, and classes about Houst...

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