Designed especially for home schoolers, these classes focus on a different study unit with three weekly classes each month. In May, students will learn about the amazing world of insects. From butterflies to walking sticks, students will have the opportunity to sweep the meadow and dip in the pond to find and study the invertebrates that inhabit these ecosystems.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a lush 155-acre nature preserve, is one of the city’s greatest natural treasures. Located in Memorial Park, at 4501 Woodway Drive, the Arboretum is home to more than 75 varieties of native trees, 160 species of birds, 16 species of turtles, 10 species of frogs and 33 kinds of butterflies. Visitors can explore and enjoy five miles of walking trails to experience nature in exquisite detail. The Arboretum grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk.
The Nature Center building is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Discovery Room is open every day except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provides fun, hands-on activities and exhibits to explore nature up close. Admission is free, but donations to support this nonprofit organization are appreciated.
A bustling schedule of year-round activities and courses are available for adults, children and families to create a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature. For more information, call 713-681-8433 or visit www.houstonarboretum.org