August Programs at South Texas Refuges
Texas Nature Challenge
August 10 – November 2, 2013
Families and youth groups visit participating nature sites tocomplete challenges in this friendly competition. Find out more and register at: naturechallenge.tamu.edu
Santa Ana & Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges • 956.784.7500
Directions: the Refuge and Visitor Center are 7 miles south of Alamo, TX on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on Hwy. 281
Wednesdays 10:00AM: Butterfly walks
Thursdays 10:00AM: Photo walks
Fridays 9:00AM: Nature walks
Saturdays 9:00AM: Bird walks
Fri. & Sat. 9:30AM: Tram tours end Aug, 11. Please come to the Santa Ana NWR Visitor Center
Sun. 1:00PM to purchase your tickets at least 20 minutes before departure.
Seating is limited to 10 people only.
Cost: $4.00 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.00 kids aged 3-12, Free for kids 2 and under
Laguna Atascosa NWR • 956.748.3607
Directions: the Refuge is 14 miles east of Rio Hondo, TX on FM 106
Twilight Tour: Discover the refuge habitats and see which animals become active at night on this 2.5 hour guided tour on our climate controlled bus. Bring binoculars and jackets. August 24 from 7:00-9:30PM. Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. FREE with $3 entrance fee. This vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
Kayak the Laguna Madre: Enjoy time outside in nature with friends and family. Learn basic kayaking skills while investigating the plants and animals of the Laguna. All equipment provided. $30/adult, $25/ ages 8-12. Call 956-748-3607ext. 111 to make your reservation. July – September; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00AM-1:00PM.
Animal Olympics: Let’s go outside this summer! A challenge course will be set up around the visitor center, in which families can learn about wildlife and get some exercise at the same time. Prizes for all kids completing the course. Free with $3 entrance fee. August 10 from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Nature Storytime: Enjoy a nature story and related activity in the shaded gazebo. Families with kids of all ages are welcome. Free with $3 entrance fee. August 24 at 10:00AM.
Roma Bluffs World Birding Center
Located at 610 N. Portscheller Street, Roma, TX • Open Tuesday – Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM