Lectures & Classes 

Holistic Conservation Lecture
Brian Badger, Director of Conservation and Outreach at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, will deliver a lecture on holistic conservation, an approach that considers the role of communities, history, economies and education in species conservation. Though Brian’s focus is the cheetah, an animal that we do not have here in North Texas, his aim is to educate the public about an approach to conservation that can be applied anywhere.

Described by his audiences as a passionate, fun, and humorous speaker, Brian is sure to enliven your night and bring a new perspective to your understanding of conservation. Read more about Brian here.

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
Cost: FREE for BJNC Members and $5/person for non-members
Registration: Through Eventbrite.
BJNC Members, please email admin@bjnc.org or call 817-491-6333 to register at no cost.

Note: Brian will have various conservation merchandise available to purchase and will be taking donations for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Can’t attend but want to contribute? Click here.

Pollinator Pals
Come out for an afternoon celebrating our newest outdoor classroom, a Pollinator Garden – from butterflies to bees to hummingbirds, there’s so much to learn about these winged beauties! Hear experts speak and participate in family-friendly activities.

The BJNC Pollinator Garden is a joint project with the City of Southlake and also a product of grants from the Perennial Garden Society of Southlake and the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas as well as donations from individuals and families in the community.

General Outline of Events*
1:00pm Opening Remarks in the Pollinator Garden
(gated garden adjacent to the big red barn)

1:30pm Calling All Citizen Scientists by Naturalist and Educator Jenny McLane
(under the green and white tent behind the Nature Center)
Learn how to report your pollinator sightings and contribute to conservation research. Smartphone apps like iNaturalist and Journey North make it easy for citizen scientists of all ages to provide valuable data. We’ll show you use these apps and how to tag monarch butterflies during their migration!

2:00pm The Pollinators: Bats, Bees, Birds & Butterflies by Master Gardener Sher Dunaway
(in science classroom inside the Nature Center)
Learn about pollinators from a Master Gardener’s point of view. The Master Gardeners are truly masters at what they do. They have each taken a minimum of 50 hours of instruction with topics covering lawn care; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease and weed management; soils and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; water conservation.

1:00-3:00pm Pollinator-Themed Kids’ Activities
(Nature Center and Trails)
The kids’ activities will include pollinator crafts and a scavenger hunt which are best suited for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-aged kids.
Tweens and teens are welcome to volunteer – contact the Nature Center for details.

Date: April 29, 2017
Time: *Times and specific locations might vary slightly from the General Outline of Events listed above; however the events will take place at BJNC between 1-3pm.
Cost: FREE for BJNC members! For non-members: $5/individual (under three is free)
Registration: Non-members: Eventbrite
BJNC members, please email admin@bjnc.org or call 817-491.6333 to register at no cost.
Audience: Open to all ages

FAQs
How should I dress for this eventt?
We recommend you dress for the outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes.
What can I bring into the event?
We recommend you bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent as needed for you or your family.
What if there’s bad weather?
If bad weather strikes, some activities might be moved indoors or cancelled. BJNC follows the City of Southlake’s Severe Weather Alerts.

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
Location: The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
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