John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Newsletter

Fall 2021
Greetings from the Wetland Center
"As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see" (Vincent Van Gogh). Our fall calendar is full of beautiful things for you to see and experience.
A harvest hootenanny of fun is headed to our annual Wings Over the Wetland fundraiser. It'll arrive Oct. 23, and we hope you will too. Live it up at our outdoor country party and help fund our education team and conservation programming.
Our plan to expand our campus and double our student capacity is quickly moving toward reality!
Growth brings change, and we're enthusiastically embracing both. But there's a little bittersweet too as we move forward into an expansive future.
Fill Up with Fall Programs
Register your scholars today for our new home-school year. Students enjoy a fresh topic every month, keep a science journal, learn to take notes, and, best of all, participate in hands-on, outdoor activities. Classes are for ages 6 and up. Enroll now.
Want to venture into the wetland for a nighttime frog and toad hunt? Interested in learning more about bats and owls? Curious about urban coyotes? Counting the days until Christmas? Our popular monthly evening series is back with themes and activities for the entire family. Sign up today.
Join us as we begin a new outdoor series that's sure to bring that weekend feeling as you learn a keen new outdoor skill taught by certified instructors. Let fall be the beginning of a new adventure for you--and maybe your friends and family too! Register today.
Our Friends membership at any level brings you free admission and much more, including special evenings at the wetland just for members. Upcoming is our Members-Only Star Party Nov. 10. Join today to be part of this starry, starry night.
Opportunities for Educators
When it comes to hands-on, feet-wet programming, the Wetland Center is the ultimate backdrop for science-based, in-the-field research. Find out all about our fall educational programs and scholarships and book your classes soon.
Interested in environmental education or already teaching EE in the classroom or as a volunteer? Join the Texas Association for Environmental Education at its 40th annual conference Sept. 24-25. The main portion of the conference will be virtual with in-person field trips and networking events across the state. Don't delay, register now.
More from the Wetland
It's a battleship! It's a whale! No, it's a--? Find out all about this wetland squatter. (And fact-check a current internet "truth.")
The silhouette on our logo is a lovely, familiar bird here in the wetland. The story behind this choice to represent our organization is probably one you haven't heard before--and one that may inspire you.
One of these fall-blooming plants is often the victim of mistaken identity. But sometimes who's the villain is in the eye of the beholder.
Led by Texan By Nature, Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually. Find out how you can help our avian friends.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

655 Martin Lane
Combine, TX 75159


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