Lectures & Classes 

Fall 2017 Lecture Series
Looking to add some nature to your Saturdays this Fall? Come on out to the Bob Jones Nature Center to catch one of our Fall Lectures led by local experts in the natural sciences and sustainability fields. We will cover topics like “how to make your yard more pollinator-friendly” “what to do to launch a career in the ever-evolving field of sustainability” and “how to become a better birder.”

While our lectures are aimed at teens and adults, we will have supervised activities set up separately for children four and up, should you wish to bring them. Space is limited; so please let us know when you register if you are planning to bring your little ones.

Fall 2017 Topics:

September: Pollinator Paradise, with Andrea Marshall
Take a tour of our new pollinator garden with our very own certified native plant landscaper and Native Plant Society of Texas member, Andrea Marshall. Andrea will deliver a presentation on the importance of native plants and the design of our garden followed by a guided tour.

Want to bring the whole family? We will have supervised pollinator themed crafts and activities set up separately for kids four and up.

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: Non-members: $7 adults, $5 kids; Members: $5 adults, Kids FREE
Members, call for discount code.
Registration: Online
Min 4 / Max 30

October: Careers in Sustainability, with Dr. Jill DeVito
Are you passionate about ecology, sustainability and environmental issues? Would you like to learn more about “green” career paths? Look no further than the Bob Jones Nature Center for inspiration, wisdom and practical knowledge from special guest Dr. Jill DeVito, lecturer in Biology at University of Texas Arlington. Dr. DeVito will deliver an interactive lecture for ages twelve through adult. Topics will include: ecological literacy, green careers, eco-hero role models and practical advice for future scientists and earth-friendly citizens.

Want to bring the whole family? We will have supervised eco and earth-themed crafts and activities set up separately for kids 4 and up.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: Non-members: $7 adults, $5 kids; Members: $5 adults, Kids FREE
Members, call for discount code.
Ages: 12 and up
Registration: Online
Min 4 / Max 30

November: Our Wintering Birds, with Dr. Ray Chancellor
Come join Dr. Ray Chancellor as he discusses how the winter months can be filled with over 150 species of birds that can be enjoyed even on the coldest days. Learn what can seen when walking the many trails in our local park lands. Learn the key species to look for and how best to attract them to your own back yard. If you are a beginning birder or an experienced one, you will find the program just for you.

Dr. Chancellor, a Southlake naturalist/ecologist, has observed and photographed birds in Southlake continuously for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he conducted bird banding studies for 25 years. As a naturalist, his presentation will focus on the local ecosystem and how you can use the knowledge of it to create a better wildlife backyard habitat or simply to better enjoy the local trails. His will use his photographs taken locally to highlight the beauty and wonder found around the Lake Grapevine area.

Want to bring the whole family? We will have supervised bird-themed crafts and activities set up separately for kids 4 and up.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: Non-members: $7 adults, $5 kids; Members: $5 adults, Kids FREE
Members, call for discount code.
Registration: Online
Min 4 / Max 30

 

Art in Nature Classes
Bring your friends, favorite beverage & snack to our 21 & up painting class. Enjoy step-by-step instruction with our talented and energetic art instructor. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and memories for years to come. Min of 4 and max of 12 participants.

Dates: On Friday evenings by request – please call 817-491-6333 to book
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $25/person (includes supplies)

Future Lectures and Classes
Bob Jones Nature Center is seeking to expand adult education lecture events and activities. If you are interested in leading a lecture or activity on the following topics, please contact the Nature Center at 817-491-6333 or email admin@bjnc.org:

  • Pollinating Insects
  • Birds of the Cross Timbers
  • Texas Native Plants and Gardening
  • Composting
  • Yoga
  • Holistic Living