April Programs Announced at McAllen Nature Center

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The McAllen Nature Center has its April programs lined up and will be open all day Good Friday and until noon on Easter Sunday.  In the event of steady rain or extreme temperatures, programs will be cancelled and the site will be closed.  Bring bug spray and water in the summer months! (Water is also available for sale.)


MONDAYS

EARTH KIDS!
Come dressed for the weather and for physical activity. Tennis shoes or other closed-toe shoes are required. Target is ages 5-15 but all ages are welcome.
Dates: Mondays, Jan – April  
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


TUESDAYS

VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARK
Join us for a fun morning of gardening! Projects include planting, weeding garden beds, trail pruning, invasive species removal, raking trails, and more.
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Year-Round
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am  
Ages: All ages welcome (15 and under with a parent or guardian only).


YOGA UNDER THE OAKS
Intentional breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way. Suitable for any body type and skill level. Bring a yoga mat or small blanket.
Dates: Tuesdays and Saturdays, Jan – April
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


WEDNESDAYS


BIRD AND NATURE WALK
The Rio Grande Valley is one of the best birding locations in the entire country. To date, over 200 species of birds have been seen on our 20 acre site. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge.
Dates: Wednesdays (Year-Round)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am


NATIVE PLANT TOUR
Join a staff naturalist for a walk on the trails and through the gardens, exploring native plants. Questions are encouraged.
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan – April
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am


THURSDAYS


VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARK
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Year-Round (see description above)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am


COLOR UNDER THE OAKS
Coloring for adults! Color, de-stress, and breathe under our beautiful oak trees.
Dates: Thursdays, Jan – April
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


FRIDAYS

SUNSET YOGA (see description for Yoga Under the Oaks)
Dates:  Fridays, Year-Round
Time: April @ 6:30 pm, May @ 7:00 pm


FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE
An evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll look for spiders, scorpions, bats, frogs, toads, and nocturnal birds. Each week is a new adventure.
Dates: Fridays, April – November                                          
Time: April @ 8:00 – 9:30 pm, May @ 8:30 – 10:00 pm


SATURDAYS


TAI CHI IN THE PARK
Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. People with disabilities can also work within their limits. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.
Dates: Saturdays, Year-Round
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am


LEARN TO GEOCACHE
Bring your smart phone and learn how to complete high-tech scavenger hunts across the RGV, Texas, and the world! We have 3 geocaches at the nature center; learn how you can begin this lifelong hobby!
Dates: Saturdays, Jan – April
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am  


YOGA UNDER THE OAKS (see description above)
Dates: Saturdays, Jan – April
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The McAllen Nature Center is open daily from 8 am to Sunset.Site admission is $1 per person suggested donation. Public programs are free.
Groups of 10 or more must schedule a private program. Custom group programs are available by reservation for a small fee of $3/person/hour with a $30 minimum. We have over two dozen programs available to schedule as custom programs for your youth or adult group. We’re also now taking reservations for spring field trips. Call 681-3333 for details about any program and to reserve your date today!