Lifelong Learning Programs
Conant Lecture Series
The Roger Conant
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Robert Armstrong, Ph.D.
We're please to announce our next distinguished guest lecturer will be Dr. Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative, an Institute-wide initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology linking science, technology, and policy to transform the world's energy systems.
The program will take place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas, 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2019.
A reception will follow.
Louis A. Harveson, Ph.D.
We're excited to announce our April 2020, distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Louis A. Harveson, Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Endowed Director, of the Borderlands Research Institute.
The program will take place at the Crowley Theater, Marfa, Texas, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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
Spring 2019: James Cornett, author and naturalist, The Greater Roadrunner
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.
For more information on these programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-364-2499