Katy Prairie Conservancy presents Summer Science Nights and Unplugged Adventure
The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) presents three different Summer Science Nights geared toward students and the Unplugged Adventure Nightlife for all ages. Summer Science Nights aims to enrich children’s understanding of science in the best laboratory of all — the great outdoors. Each session includes hands-on, minds-on activities and a hike on one of KPC’s wildlife-rich preserves.
- Summer Science Night: Pioneering - June 8 and July 7: The people who first settled this area were tough, well prepared, and inventive. Participants will learn how the prairie pioneers survived and will get a hand at a few pioneer survival skills. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8.
- Unplugged Adventure: Nightlife - June 11. Nighttime on the prairie is full of clicks, chirps, buzzes, and croaks. It's a virtual symphony of sounds, alive with beautiful moths, fireflies, and night hunting birds. This event will feature an adventurous expedition into the night prairie and learn what goes bump in the night. Audience: All Ages.
- Summer Science Night: Frog Hunters - June 15 and July 14. Summer nights are filled with honks, squeaks, trills, and bellowing calls - all from local frogs. Participants will learn how to identify frog calls and how frogs find and catch prey. They will also get to visit a frog-filled wetland on this Summer Science Night adventure. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8.
- Summer Science Night: Buzz on Bees - June 29 and July 21. Bees are one of nature’s most industrious and fascinating animals. Participants will learn about all the different native bees in the area, how they communicate, and how people can help support them in their own yards. Audience: Children ages 5 – 8.
- Unplugged Adventure: Sunset Bike Ride - July 9: Bring out your bike for an evening range ride on the historic Warren Ranch. This leisurely ride along ranch roads will be fun for all ages. As the sun goes down, watch the prairie come alive - you might even hear an owl or two.