Family Outdoor Festival Scheduled for Houston
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is sponsoring Houston’s first ever free, family festival of the outdoors on October 10, 2009 at Discovery Green. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 12-acre park located adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.
Take Me Outdoors Houston will have a number of exhibitors focused on the tropical zones of Houston and will include hands-on activities and booths. The Nature & Environmental Zone will include the TPWD State Parks Division, TPWD Texas Outdoor Family Program, Houston Zoo, Texas Master Naturalist Program, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Houston Wilderness, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Heritage Society, and the Sierra Club.
Other zones include the Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Zone, Target Zone, and Fishing & Aquatic Zone. Booths in these zones include the Houston Gulf Coast Safari Club International, Gulf Coast Quail Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Junior Anglers and Hunter of America, Texas National Archery in the Schools Program, TPWD Coastal Fisheries Division, TPWD Boater Education Program, and Landry’s Downtown Aguarium.
Educational demonstrations of live hawks and other raptors by master falconer John Karger of “Last Chance Forever – the Bird of Prey Conservancy” are also planned.