ABNC's Environmental Education and Interpretive Programs are designed to open the door to the natural world. Our Bayou, Prairie and Forest are awesome outdoor classrooms where hands-on learning is inspired by nature. Come join us by signing up for one of our many activites and let ABNC inspire you to get outdoors!
Visit this astonishingly beautiful part of the Texas Gulf Coast and "reconnect with nature". Become aware of how Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC), nestled in the Clear Lake Area, is working to preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats surrounding Armand Bayou. Visitors can learn about our plant and animal inhabitants, bird-watch, hike on the Nature Center's trails or view our live animal displays of snakes, alligators, turtles, hawks and bison. A visit to the Center's Martyn Farm will take you back in time to late 1800's farm life in Texas. Before you leave, make reservations to see the beauty of Armand Bayou on the "Bayou Ranger", an electric pontoon boat, or on a guided canoe tour. In order for ABNC to continue to preserve this "Natural Place", please consider becoming a member.
EcoKids Classes for preschool aged children
"EcoKids" Classes are educational and fun for young learners. Each scheduled class will explore a different topic related to species native to Armand Bayou Nature Center. Classes are for children only and will include a natural history lesson, music, story, craft, demonstrations and an outdoor activity. All children 3 to 6 years old and fully potty trained are welcome. Classes are held twice a month from 9:30-11:30 on Fridays at the Nature Center. Fee per child: $8 non members; $6 members. Reservations are required.
Visit the EcoKids information page for class schedule.
Spring Break 2014 Community “EcoConnections” Programs
Immerse yourself in ABNC's three ecosystems! This is a hands-on, field science class that makes Nature come alive. Hike through the forest and roll a log. Visit the prairie and sweep net for insects. Dip net at the pond and discover what lives beneath the surface. As you visit each ecosystem, you'll learn what makes it unique. This guided program is designed to encourage families to explore nature together and appreciate and care for the world around us.
March 12 or 13 or 14, 2014 $10/person 9:30am-1:00pm
Contact the Education Office for reservations
281-474-2551x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Program for 6yrs and above only. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Guided Canoe Trip
Want to see the bayou from a whole new perspective? Come on a guided canoe trip the second Saturday of each month. Ages 12 and up. The trips begin at 8am and go until 11am. Reservations are required. Please call 281-474-2551x10.
Guided Photo Hikes
Want to take nature photographs early, before the first guests arrive or late, after the gates close? Guided photo hikes are offered the second Saturday of each month for ages 12 and up. These alternate between early morning and late afternoon. Reservations are required. Please call 281-474-2551x10.
Pontoon Boat Adventures
Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on our pontoon boat, the "Bayou Ranger". Observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while underway.Show or Hide the Event Details
The boat will pick you up at the Bay Area Park boat launch (NOT at the nature center). Reservations required.
Ages: 5 - Adult (an adult must accompany children under 18)
Fee: Members: $20 for adults Â Â $15 for children and seniors
Nonmembers: $25 for adults Â Â $20 for children and seniors