Summer Creation Education: Nature and Microbes

Nature Art
Sunday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.
What do painted sticks and seashell necklaces have in common? They’re examples of nature art! All ages are invited to join Irmi Willcockson, Master Naturalist, to learn a little about nature as we make art using sticks, seashells, and other materials.

Microbes in God’s World
Sunday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.
The Coronavirus has microbes on everyone’s mind. But, bacteria, Fungi, Viruses – They are EVERYWHERE and have always been everywhere. Everyone gets colds and other infections, but did you know that most microorganisms are harmless? If fact, many of them actually help us stay healthy and enrich our environment. Come and learn about the “Good Guys” of Microbiology with Professor Terri Koehler!

Hurricane & Flood Safety

Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., online 

Join Jeff Lindner, Director of Hydrologic Operations, Harris County Flood Control District, as he discusses how to stay safe in a natural disaster. Jeff’s presentation will cover the various hazards that impact a region during a hurricane landfall, including wind, rainfall and storm surge flooding. Jeff will then go on to address how to prepare for these hazards so that you and yours can stay safe. Time will be provided for discussion with the audience after his talk.

Please register for this talk on www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com with any questions.

Climate Justice: A Breath of Hope – January 23 – 26, online

Texas Impact and the United Methodist Women have long held an annual legislative event. This year, it is going virtual, and is open to other Christians. So, join Texas Impact and other Christians for Breathe – Climate Justice: A Breath of Hope. The event features a powerful keynote panel on climate justice and women’s leadership, including four nationally recognized leaders. There will also be presentations from leading policy advocates, worship & opportunities for fellowship. Can’t make the entire event? Go ahead and register anyway, as all sessions will be recorded. Register here.

Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza – Online

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!

The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m., online
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. In November, Lisa Brenskelle, head of the team, will discuss the U.N.’s Global Environmental Outlook, a report issued earlier this year, and how faith enables our response to the ecological crisis described in the report. Lisa will examine the science that explains the present state of our world and the major environmental issues we face. She will then consider how our faith both informs and enables our response to this crisis. The first half of this talk reviews the Global Environmental Outlook. The second half of the talk discusses how faith enables a response. Lisa holds a PhD in engineering, and has worked on a volunteer basis in earthkeeping ministry for decades. Join her for this thought-provoking talk! Register for this talk on eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions about this talk.