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Lady Bugs! Citizen Scientist Challenge

Where we are finding ladybugs. Our top tips for this challenge: use a camera that can take macro photos well and get help counting those spots!

New Places to Explore at ANSC

We've been to ANSC countless times and each summer (through the challenges) we discover new features the center has to offer.

Nature Center Challenge Tips

Top Tip: Get a map from the Visitor Pavilion.

Challenge #1 Letterboxing at ANSC -2015

We took Annie on a 5 stop geocached scavenger hunt at the Austin Nature and Science Center. Each cache had clues and coordinates to help us find them, and the cache included a memo log, stamp, and questions to answer. It was super easy, ended at the giant dinosaur sand pit and we had a lovely time!

TX Nature Challenge Tips

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Welcome to the Central Texas Nature Challenge!

Form a team with family and friends and explore the outdoors in Central Texas! April 25th - July 31st This year the region is expanding to include mission sites from San Marcos all the way up through Waco, and as far east as Bastrop State Park and west out to Inks Lake State Park.

Nature Challenge with the Very Young

For those teams with the youngest participants most challenges are beyond their capacity, but if you give them the lead, the will create a successful adventure.

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge General Information

Check this blog for Opening/Closing dates, as well as scrapbook submission information and other relevant details.

Opening Ceremonies

Although it was hotter than Hades outside, we had a fantastic time. The Junior Bluebonnets enjoyed the kid fishing and were super stoked that they got their own personal freshwater fishing tackle! We also enjoyed exploring the Aquarium, we were very impressed with how much the display has expanded since our first visit there with the Nature Challenge!

Coastal Bend Opening Ceremonies

Join us August 23.