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Texas Nature Project News
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 • Posted November 19, 2008

Texas Nature Project is hosting its first Holiday Yard Sale on Saturday, December 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New and slightly used items ranging from DVDs, books, home decorative pieces, Christmas decorations, women’s clothing, T-shirts, and jewelry to household items and a deer blind will be available for sale at extremely discounted prices.

Texas Nature Project is home to our state’s largest environmental laboratory for college students, preparing for sustainable leadership and active citizenship. All proceeds will be used to support our program of nature education for young Texans. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. or when all items have been sold (whichever comes first).

This is an opportunity to support an important educational initiative and get some great Christmas gifts for family and friends. Texas Nature Project is located about two and a half miles south of town on 87 at 3226 US Highway 87 South, just before Comanche Creek. Questions? Contact Jan at 832-878-4141.

Other great happenings at Texas Nature Project this fall include six very busy weekends of sustainable leadership programs for 75 college students, who participating in a total of 650 hours of experiential learning. We relied upon Wilburn Shearer to make two visits to Northpoint Ranch to teach students about Texas history, Sue Kaan talked to students about nature and the arts, Keith Kaan represented the Lower Colorado River Authority in demonstrating water testing and discussing water use issues as well as providing hands-on experiences in land management.

Nita Hazle, a biology professor from Austin Community College also joined our group one weekend to find out more about Mason and Texas Nature Project and how her students might benefit from a partnership with us. She was very helpful with identifying all kinds of interesting life forms and evidence of life.

In addition, Texas Nature Project had an opportunity to join the Library’s Story Hour in September, we participated in Old Yeller Days, met with the Lion’s and did a great education outreach program in Houston. We are looking forward to an even busier spring and summer. None of these things would be possible without the continued generous and caring support of the great Mason community.

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