Happy New Year! This January, take some time to explore local outings and events with the kids. Whether in McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, SPI, Rio Grande City, Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, or anywhere in between, this guide is for you!
Our community calendar is a free resource for the Rio Grande Valley and below you can scroll through the many family-friendly events in the area this month. Have something to add to the calendar? Please do!
From our Community Calendar
The Valley is home to a variety of wildlife, and the EWBC is dedicating time to observe these critters and enter the sightings into citizen science databases. And the best part, you can help, too. Join us as we record sightings of birds, butterflies, and everything else and help us submit the data that can be potentially used for future research projects. Learn how to use apps like iNaturalist and eBird so you can also continue submitting data on your…Find out more »
The most important watercolor painting exercises are the Nature Moods. When painting these exercises, the children experience examples of how color processes are also nature processes. This helps them to connect with the world around them in a very real and truthful way. Art and nature are expressions of each other and belong together. When children experience painting as a nature process they form a direct creative link with the world around them. Our nature mood painting exercises bring these…Find out more »
Enjoy a wealth knowledge from experts around the Valley as they share information about the region’s nature, culture, and people. Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm Fee: $3 program fee Topic: Frank Yturria Ranch- Documentary, Richard Moore.Find out more »
Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese practice of soaking up the sights, smells, and sounds of nature to promote your health. Take a break from the stress of daily life with a slow, guided journey through the EWBC gardens to open your senses and relax your mind. RR. Date: Saturday, January 6 Time: 2 - 3 p.m. Fee: Regular admission, members free.Find out more »
Join us for our 2nd Annual Fiesta Mexicana concert featuring the music, dance, and culture of Mexico. Much of the production's wide appeal is attributed to its colorful and dynamic interweaving of the music, dance, culture of Mexico. One of the most recognized mariachi groups in the music industry, Mariachi Rey Azteca, along side the International Award Winning dancers from one of the nations leading Folkloric companies, the Edinburg Folklorico. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries…Find out more »
Story time in Brownsville at the Southmost Public Library. Join the Children's Department for a fun-filled hour of stories and crafts! * Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM *Find out more »
Join the Children's Department for a fun-filled hour of stories and crafts! Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM.Find out more »
Travel with the EWBC staff to the Rio Grande City area and tour the brush land of Rancho Lomitas. Ranch owner Benito Trevino will lead the group around the ranch and discuss how native plants have historically helped local people survive our harsh environment. Reservations are required at least two days in advance. Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 members, $25 non-membersFind out more »
No zombie apocalypse. No alien invasion, This is a simple and practical guide to dealing with real emergencies in our ecoregion, presented by Texas Master Naturalist and Survival expert Neil Cassady. Registration required. Dates: Jan 10th: Combustion Jan 17th: Cover and Cordage Fee: Free for members, $2 non-membersFind out more »
Enjoy a wealth knowledge from experts around the Valley as they share information about the region’s nature, culture, and people. Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm Fee: $3 program fee Topic: Agriculture Sustainability in the RGV, Nicole Sosebee (Edens Lilly Dairy Farm)Find out more »
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