Saturday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.
Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden
The CTK Creation Care Team has organized an outing to the recently-opened Houston Botanic Garden. Enjoy a private one-hour guided tour, followed by practice of the Franciscan spiritual discipline Prayer with Eyes Wide Open. An admission fee is required to enter the garden, and the tour maintains strict social-distancing, such that this opportunity is for a very small group. Date/time not work for you? The team is considering scheduling additional outings to the garden. If you’d like to join us, contact Lisa Brenskelle to sign up. Due to the limited group size, you must sign up in advance to participate.
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature.
Formation of the Sun and its Planets Sunday, October 25, 6:00 p.m., online
In October, join Professor Patrick Hartigan of Rice University as he explains the formation of the sun & its planets. In the last few decades, astronomers have learned a great deal about how stars and planets form. New telescopes and instruments have enabled us to see deep within stellar nurseries and observe firsthand what goes on in these regions. Continue reading
This week’s Creation Care Corner item is: The way the gifts of the creation are treated today amounts to a denial of God.
(Lukas Vischer, Swiss Reformed theologian, died 2008).
The CTK’s Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature.
Thank You for Biting: Can non-lethal predation help prey?
Sunday, September 20, 6:00 p.m., online
Join Professor Adrienne Correa of Rice University to learn about coral reefs & their relationship with their predators. Coral reefs are biodiverse ecosystems that are constructed by partnerships between coral animals and their resident microorganisms (i.e., the coral microbiome). Healthy reefs remain covered by corals because consumers, such as some fish and urchins, eat algae and other organisms that compete with corals for space. Continue reading
The Wonders of Texas Nature
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
You are invited to the 2020 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza whose theme is The Wonders of Texas Nature! Due to COVID-19, the annual Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza has moved online. Join four expert speakers from local environmental organizations to learn about Texas flora & fauna, and the best places for outdoor recreation in the greater Houston area. Each speaker begins their talk at the top of the hour (10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m.), and plenty of time for live Q&A follows each talk. Attend as many talks as you’d like.
Please register for the event. Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions.
- 10:00 a.m.: Healthier, Happier, Smarter: Houston’s State Parks,
Lisa Reznicek, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
- 11:00a.m.: Protecting and Restoring the Wonders of Galveston Bay,
Sasha Francis, Galveston Bay Foundation
- Noon: The Wonders of Texas Native Plants,
Jaime Gonzalez, The Nature Conservancy
- 1:00 p.m.: The Wonders of Houston’s Urban Wildlife,
Anke Liebschner, Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Join us and wonder at Texas nature!