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Join this family-friendly nature competition and adventure across Texas.


Texas A&M Forest Service

Conservation Education at Texas A&M Forest Service seeks to educate and inform the citizens of Texas so that present and future generations may benefit and learn about the wise use and sustainability of our natural resources. A variety of programs and resources are offered for teachers, students, landowners, and families. 


 Austin Nature & Science Center

Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature and Science Center (ANSC) is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. ANSC provides hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. ANSC offers many program for preschoolers, kids, families and adults.
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Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center is located in the largest city nature park in Corpus Christi. It is a nature sanctuary dedicated to further knowledge on the flora and fauna of south Texas.


Houston Audubon

Houston Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society in an assigned 11-county area surrounding and including Houston. Camps, field trips, community outreach (teaching birds), school programs, scout programs, adult and community programs are conducted both at the Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center and at the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary. 

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Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is "Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature." Located in Marsalis Park, the zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals and is thriving with new exhibits such as the Giants of the Savanna, the Koala Walkabout and Wonders of the Wild.

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RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge

The Challenge is a chance to spend quality time together while visiting different nature centers and parks in the Rio Grande Valley. With 12 nature sites and 12 challenges, families can spend all summer enjoying the outdoors.

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Nature Rocks

The Nature Rocks program aims to inspire and empower families to play and explore in nature for happier, healthier and smarter kids. Our mission is to make it easy for you to have fun in nature, and connect with others to do the same. We want all families to see for themselves how much Nature Rocks!