Develop a THIRST FOR NATURE!
Who doesn’t love to learn with a cold refreshing beverage in their hand? The last Thursday of each month Thirst for Nature participants at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will delve into a new educational topic pertaining to the Cibolo Nature Center & the Texas Hill Country, served up with a perfectly paired thematic drink.
The Thirst for Nature Series has become popular with people of all ages and like all nature center education programs, the series puts a focus on making learning engaging and fun. Education at the CNC&F emphasizes environmental consciousness, resource conservation, habitat stewardship, citizen science and sustainable living. Presenters include natural resource professionals, citizen scientists, master naturalists and advocates for sustainable technology.
Events will be held at 140 City Park Road in Boerne. All events will begin at 7pm. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for CNC & F members, $5 for kids and free for kids under 12. Feel free to preregister online to save time upon arrival.
February 23- Let the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers show you the wonders of the winter sky at the CNC&F. Bring your family to gaze through high-powered telescopes and learn about our fascinating universe. Guest Speaker is Brian Tobias.
March 23- More than 1,300 species of bats around the world are playing ecological roles that are vital to the health of natural ecosystems and human economies. Come learn more about this unique species. Featuring guest speaker Fran Hutchins of Bat Conservation International. Beer provided by Freetail Brewing Company
April 27- Join us for a tonic and a lesson about tinctures made from native and locally grown plants. Danesha Clark will discuss the medicinal plants of the Texas Hill Country, which parts of the plant are most useful and ways to prepare them.
May 25- Join us for the ultimate nature hike through the four ecosystems that make up the CNC & Farm while sipping on local ales. Learn first-hand how the trails offer new experiences and opportunities to connect with nature.
June 22- Learn about the world's most efficient light producers, the firefly. Join presenters Gene and Clare Carnicom, Comal County Master Naturalists, for a discussion of this fascinating species.
July 27- Join us for a discussion of the sometimes scary but always mesmerizing birds considered Birds of Prey. These predator birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect rodents during flight and powerful talons and beaks. Learn more while sipping on “Swooping Sangria.”
August 24- Join presenter Justin Moore of Airborne Aerial Photography as he explains how he provides high-resolution, fine art images and video that helps companies and organizations view their world and tell their story in whole new ways.
September 28- Join us for a soak in the creek and a short hike up Cibolo Creek. The Nature Center’s education staff will lead a guided stream hike, discussing the wildlife, stream stewardship and protecting the health of Cibolo Creek all while you enjoy a refreshing Cypress Cider.
October 26- grab a beer and enjoy an evening of owls. Craig Hensley, TPWD’s “Wizard of Wildlife” will give a brief presentation about the fascinating anatomy, diets and lives of owls. After the presentation, we will head out on an “owl prowl.” Beer provided by Dodging Duck Brewhaus.
Events will be held at 140 City Park Road in Boerne. All events will begin at 7pm. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for CNC & F members, $5 for kids and free for kids under 12. For more information and to register for a Thirst for Nature Series event, go to www.cibolo.org.