Educational Programs for Adults

Explore and Learn with Us

Russ Pitman Park and the Nature Discovery Center are not just for kids. The park is a great place for adults to cool off, stroll trails, or relax on a bench, and the Center offers a variety of educational programs and recreational activities especially for adults. Learn from our own Staff Naturalists and local guest experts when you attend our adult lectures, wildlife walks, field trips, or science educator workshops. 

Monday Morning Gardening - Join Park Steward Mary Ann Beauchemin and a group of volunteers for a morning of gardening in the park and learn about gardening with natives while you help care for the park.

Birding in the Park – Information about our guided birding walks, special birding events and opportunities, and birding resources.

Tree Identification Walks – Master Naturalist and tree lover Jim McKee leads Monthly Saturday morning walks in the park (First Saturday of the month, September through May).  He not only  teaches you to identify trees, but also gives historical facts and other details of tree biology.

Lectures & Workshops – We offer occasional evening lectures for adults during the school year, and family friendly Nature Nights in the summer months.  We also have teacher training workshops for preschool and elementary aged teachers.

Nature Field Trips – Join us for a wildlife watching field trip. Anuhuac and High Island are two stops on our popular annual Spring Migration Field Trip.  We've added an additional trip in the fall to Smith Point Hawk Watch.  And Dr. Cin-Ty Lee has generously offered some Shorebird Workshops with Lecture and Field Trip components in the past.  Check out our Event Calendar for these special opportunities to watch wildlife! 

Wildlife Watching – Resources for watching wildlife in Russ Pitman Park and your own back yard. Follow this link for information about what to do if you’ve found an orphaned or injured animal as well. 

Our Park After Dark program has been a great success. Click here to learn about upcoming night walks.

Check out our Swift Night Out Events page for family friendly swift watching in August/September!

Support Us and Celebrate with Us

The Nature Discovery Center is committed to providing engaging and informative programs for adults who are interested in developing their knowledge about nature and/or their wildlife watching skills and experience. You can help the Center continue to improve the Park as a wildlife habitat and enlarge its adult programming by donating funds, attending one of our fundraising events,  or volunteering your skills to the Center.

Events - Our seasonal free or low cost community events including Spring Fling, Family Fun Day, Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Market, are a wonderful chance to enjoy the Center with your children or grandchildren. Show your support for the Center by attending one of our annual fundraisers, the Bellaire Home Tour or our Twilight Gala.

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults - Join an existing volunteer group or apply on your own or with a friend. We will work with you to match your interests and time frame with our needs and schedules. We would love to have you join us.

Birders on a Lunch with the Birds walk in Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire, TX.

Bird watchers enjoy a Nature Discovery Center adult field trip to the coast during spring migration.

















Last Updated on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 08:02 PM
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