April 24, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—It’s that time of
year again—Texas Nature Challenge 2015 for the central region begins this weekend and lasts through
July 31. Time to round up the family, get outside and
reconnect with nature.
The goal of Texas Nature Challenge is to get families outdoors by
visiting participating parks and nature areas in Texas. For Team Parker-Derasari
this was one of the appeals of the challenge.
“I think it’s great to find new places and activities to do with
my family,” Lisa Parker said. “Even after living in Austin for many years, I
was surprised by all the places we didn’t know about.”
At each site, participants complete family-fun challenges designed
for nature exploration.
“This is our fifth year participating in Texas Nature Challenge. We
loved it so much we kept coming back,” Parker said. “The challenges were fun
and educational; we’ve learned about identifying volcanic rocks, created art at
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and participated in letter boxing—a type of geocaching
for smaller children.”
There are many challenges that can be enjoyed with family members
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