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.

Creation Care – Being Healthy in a Toxifying World Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Creation Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy.
Steve Stelzer, Program Director, Houston Green Building Resource Center
Being Healthy in a Toxifying World
Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online
In January, join Steve Stelzer, Program Director at the Houston Green Building Resource Center, as he discusses the many paradoxes we face as global citizens regarding staying healthy in a world where business insists on dumping toxic wastes into our air and water supply. Without getting too gloomy about it, Steve will also discuss options for actually doing something about the problem. Spoiler alert: “Superman’s Not Coming”. Meanwhile, it seems we might be reaching a critical mass to turn this around. Please register for this talk. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions.

Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden

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.

Formation of the Sun and its Planets Sunday, October 25, 6:00 p.m., online

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

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…Sunday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.

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