Lifelong Learning Programs
Conant Lecture Series
The Roger Conant
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Like many of our programs and events, the Roger Conant Distinguished Guest Lecturer Program has been temporarily sidelined due to the coronavirus. The popular and well attended program will be rescheduled as soon as we can do so safely.
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Future Guest Lecturers
We are grateful to the distinguished guest lecturers, listed below, who have honored CDRI as Conant Lecturers:
Spring 2015: Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D., enthnobotonist, University of Arizona, Kellogg Endowed Chair
Fall 2015: Andy Cloud, archaeologist, Director, Center for Big Bend Studies
Spring 2016: Agave is Life , Marfa film premier, Meredith Dreiss & David Brown, Archeoproductions.com
Fall 2016: Ads Koenig, Ph.D., author, Cacti of Texas in their Natural Habitat
Spring 2017: Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., renowned climate scientist, Texas Tech University
Fall 2017: Andrew Sansom, Ph.D., Exec. Director the Meadows Center for Water & the Environment, Texas State University
Spring 2018: Reggie James, Exec. Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
Fall 2018: Arvind Panjabi, Conservation Biologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Spring 2019: James Cornett, author and naturalist, The Greater Roadrunner
Fall 2019: Robert Armstrong, Ph.D., Director of the MIT Energy Initiative
Take a Visit to
the Bird Blind
The Bird Blind is the perfect site to view and photograph both regional and migrating grassland birds. The ADA accessible, covered shelter provides comfortable viewing, plus screens on either side of the shelter allow for photography. The site offers a 30 ft. long, solar-powered water feature, plus a full buffet of wild bird seed, suet, nyger seed, fruit and peanut butter to attract a wide variety of birds. The Bird Blind is open and accessible during regular business hours at the Nature Center.
Volunteering to Assist with
School Programs Leads to
Throughout the year, we offer learning opportunities for T.E.A. Region 18 public school students, as well as for area private school and homeschool students. Thanks to the support of generous donors, we are able to offer these educational programs free of admission fees to area children.
Each grade level program has a nature-based theme with scripted and well-designed lessons. These lessons are presented by our volunteers at the Learning Stations at our outdoor classrom setting. We provide the lessons, all of the materials, and the training, so you are comfortable in your role of "teaching" and engaging children in learning scientific concepts that are fun, meaningful, and memorable. We think you'll agree that it's a rewarding experience.
To volunteer, or for more information, call 432-364-2499 or email .email@example.com.
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