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Summer Fun Continues at MLAC
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

July, 2012

 
MLAC is a featured destination
 This summer - click to

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 You can enter to win a Toyota Prius 

 

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August Calender of Events 

 

TogetherGreen Community Volunteer Project

Saturday, August 11th 

8:30 -11:30 am

 Join us as we work in our extensive native plant gardens to prepare them for fall.  Careful maintenance now will help yield fall blooms and lots of butterflies.

Ages 12 and up

Free,  but RSVP Required

 

Beyond Binoculars: Explorations in Bird Adaptations

Saturday, August 18th

9:00 - 10:30 am

 Program with Peggy Spring, Education Coordinator, City of San Antonio Natural Areas

There's a lot to learn about birds beyond using binoculars to identify them.  In this program, we will explore the killdeer's 'egg-cellent' idea, the vulture's marrow scoop, the sparrow's thumb and many more intriguing topics of birds' habits, structure and behavior.  Be prepared to leave with a new way of looking at our avian friends!

Ages 12 and up

RSVP Required

$10 for MLAC members, $15 for non-MLAC members

 

RSVP FOR PROGRAMS:

(210) 628-1639

or mlac@audubon.org

 

 

SAVE THE DATE:

MLAC'S 8TH

FALL WILDLIFE FESTIVAL & PLANT SALE

Saturday, 10/20/12

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Our annual FREE community festival filled with great activities, hayrides, a raptor show, plant sales and MORE!

 Festival photo

 

The 2012 Alamo Area Nature Challenge is still on! 

 

 Nature Challenge

 

There's still time to get in on the fun 

 

Alamo Area Texas Nature Challenge invites families and kids to explore the Texas outdoors this summer between June 2 and August 3.  

Local parks and natural areas have developed "challenges" to complete, designed for family fun and nature exploration.

 

Challenges are provided in both English & Spanish.

 

The following sites are participating:

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

San Antonio Zoo

Green Spaces Alliance

Natural Bridge Caverns

Friedrich/Eisenhower Park

San Antonio River Foundation (in Wilson County)

Government Canyon State Natural Area

Medina River Natural Area

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Edwards Aquifer AuthorityBrackenridge Park Conservancy, & the Witte Museum.

 

To register your family, click here

To download the MLAC Challenge

click here 

  

 
TEACHERS - CONTACT MLAC ABOUT A SCIENCE FIELD TRIP FOR YOUR STUDENTS!
 

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 Mitchell Lake's Nature of Learning program consists of hands-on activities relating to ecology, scientific observation, resource management, and citizenship. Students learn about the importance of soil and wetlands for people and wildlife; sample insects from the ponds to determine the health of each water body; use various scientific methods to determine how different types of pollution affect river systems, ponds, lakes, and bays; and learn about the animals and plants living at Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge.

 

Program fees are $6 each for students, teachers, and adult chaperones from non-Title 1 schools; $5 each for Title 1 schools. For more information, 
 
please call 210-628-1639 or click here.

 
 
 


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