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

Central Region

About the Region:

The Central Region focuses on the Austin, Waco and all areas in between. Explore Central Texas natural areas with your friends and family!

Join us at the Opening Ceremonies on April 22, 2017 from 9 am – 12 noon at the Austin Nature & Science Center for free fun activities to kick start your Nature Challenge Team.

Our Stories

See you soon at the Closing Event!

Save the date for August 12 and submit entries this week. Read more

Closing Event for the Central Texas Nature Challenge in August

Date and details for the end-of-summer event! Read more

Zilker Preserve Hike - Fox Spotted

Zilker Preserve Hike - Fox Spotted A game camera captured this fox in the Zilker Preserve! This picture was taken by a game camera mounted in the Zilker Preserve.  Isn’t this a cute grey fox? If you try the Zilker Preserve Hike challenge, you probably won’t see the grey fox, but you might find its tracks or sc

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Zilker Science and Nature Center Scavenger Hunt

We had a great time completing this scavenger hunt! Read more

Scavenger Hunt at ASNC

We enjoyed learning about the front teeth of a mammal- that one stumped us for a bit. We also liked looking at the owls and looking at the small animals. We enjoyed the activities put on by the 4-h program during the Nature Challenge Kick Off Celebration. Read more

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Native plants and birds Read more


Read all of the Central Region blogs HERE!