Lifelong Learning Programs
Conant Lecture Series
The Roger Conant
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Roadrunners: Almost Human!
We're please to announce author and naturalist James Cornett will be CDRI's Conant Distinguished Guest Lecturer on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Cornett, who holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in biology, is the author of numerous books including The Chihuahuan Desert, The Splendid Ocotillo, Wildlife of the Southwestern Deserts, and Indian Uses of Desert Plants. His most recent book is The Greater Roadrunner. Mr. Cornett's presentation will be Roadrunners: Almost Human!
The program will take place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX, at 7:00 p.m. , April 4.
A reception will follow.
We are grateful to the following list of distinguished guests 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
Take a Visit to
the Bird Blind
We are excited about our newest addition to CDRI: the Bird Blind! And, we want to get everyone excited about birding. The Bird Blind is open and accessible during regular Nature Center hours. It features an enclosed shelter, additional side screens for photo-graphy, and a 30' long, solar powered water feature.
Volunteering to Assist with
School Programs Leads to
Throughout the year, we offer learning opportunities for our school-age students with programs created for Grades 1-8, plus a summer Critter Camp for Pre-K and Kinder.
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs 2nd/3rd Grades
Living Things 1st Grade
Bird Sleuth 7th/8th Grades
Critter Camp Pre-K thru 3rd Grades
The Earth Rocks 5th Grade
Herp Day 4th Grade
Each station has specific learning objectives relating to the program theme. We have all of the lessons mapped out and ready for you--the volunteer--to present. It's fun! It's rewarding! And, we promise, you, too, will have fun learning.
For more information, please call the Nature Center at 432-364-2499 or email email@example.com.
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