Free Events at McAllen Nature Center in July

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Check out these free events at the McAllen Nature Center for July through September! They are hosting activities for kids as well as adults. Couples can enjoy a walk together and singles can meet and mingle among nature. Several activities are tailored specifically for those in walkers and wheelchairs! Spread the word about these free events! Organized groups of 10 or more must call 681-3333 to book a special program time slot for their group.

 

RUN IN THE WOODS
Mondays, July 11th, July 18th and July 25th
 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a nature center staff member for a guided, slow-paced jog on our trails. We will run a few loops totaling about 3 miles. Join us for one loop, or all of them! All ability levels welcome. Bring water and proper running attire.

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WHEELCHAIRS, WALKERS, AND WILDLIFE
Saturday, July 9th
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Our regular Bird & Nature Walk, but tailored specifically to those in walkers and wheelchairs! This program is free of charge, but preregistration is required so that we are able to plan for adequate staffing. Email tkersten@mcallen.net to sign up.

NATURE MINGLE FOR SINGLES
Friday, July 15th
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come and go anytime you please between the hours of 6:30 and 10:00, when we will be having activities that encourage making new friends. Come out, enjoy nature, and mingle! Ages 21+ (NOTE: No alcohol permitted)
6:30 – 7:00 Make Your Own Flower Press
7:00 – 7:30 Bird & Butterfly Walk
7:30 – 8:00 Blindfold Trust Walk
7:30 – 8:30 Sunset Yoga
8:00 – 8:30 Photo Scavenger Hunt
8:30 – 10:00 Night Hike

ADAPTIVE YOGA FOR KIDS
Saturday, July 16th
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our certified yoga instructor Jackie Trevino for a yoga program for children ages 5-16 who have physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Parents are required to remain with their children for the duration of the program. Bring a yoga or exercise mat, or a small blanket or a large towel, and water. Ages: 5-16

MNC YOUTH BIRD & NATURE CLUB
Tuesday, July 19th

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This club meets monthly, and is free of charge.
This group is targeted toward kids ages 6-16, though all ages are welcome. Parents are required to remain onsite during the program, and are encouraged to participate along with the children.

REPTILE RENDEZVOUS!
Thursday, July 21st
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join a staff naturalist for a 1/2 mile walk to explore reptiles and amphibians! We’ll look for lizards to identify, and with any luck we might find a snake or turtle or frog or toad! Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we have some you can borrow.

NATURE ADVENTURES FOR COUPLES
Friday, July 22nd
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a FREE, fun, relaxed evening in the park! Come and go anytime you please between the hours of 6:30 and 10:00.
6:30 – 7:00 Make Your Own Flower Press
7:00 – 7:30 Bird & Butterfly Walk
7:30 – 8:00 Blindfold Trust Walk
7:30 – 8:30 Sunset Yoga
8:00 – 8:30 Photo Scavenger Hunt
8:30 – 10:00 Night Hike

ADAPTIVE YOGA FOR ADULTS
Saturday, July 23rd
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our certified yoga instructor Jackie Trevino for a yoga program for adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Bring a yoga or exercise mat, a small blanket or a large towel, and water. Wear comfortable clothing.

YOGA FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Saturday, July 30th
8:30 am – 9:30 am
This program will focus on poses which will hopefully help to alleviate participants from any chronic pain they may have been having.

 

Summer Hours!
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm + 5:00 pm – dusk
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

In the event of steady rain or extreme temperatures, programs will be cancelled and the site will be closed.
We recommend bringing bug spray and water in the summer months.Water is also available for sale for a dollar. (Cash only).
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