Connect with nature while learning about the environment during NatureFest at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More than 35 nature organizations, exhibitors and speakers will be on hand at Naturefest at Jesse Jones Parkfor a variety of family friendly activities, including guided nature walks, pontoon boat tours, live and mounted animal exhibits, touch-and-feel aquatic tanks, bird banding, a kids catch-and-release fishing tank, nature crafts and games, and other interactive demonstrations.

The Chikawa Conroe Aztec Dancers and Ozone Theater will perform at the park’s outdoor stage and several noted speakers will offer presentations covering various topics, including alligators, springtime birds, beneficial insects, and butterfly gardening with native plants. Life science presentations, open to all, will begin at 10 a.m. and qualify teachers for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

naturefest-booths-jesse-jones-parkParticipants can also learn more by visiting the many educational booths from exhibitors such as Mercer Botanic Gardens, Houston Zoo, Baytown Nature Center, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Houston Gulf Coast Safari Club International, Jesse Jones Park Volunteers, and more.

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a Harris County Precinct 4 facility located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers (JJPV) welcomes applications from interested participants.For more information about the park or any of the activities and programs offered, please call 281-446-8588 or visit the Jones Park website at www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

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