Story Time at the Pond
This program is geared towards preschool age children. Once a month we gather together at Bluegill to read a great nature-themed story. Afterward we make a fun craft that correlates with the story that we read.
This program is designed for preschool and younger school age children. These classes are all about teaching young children about native flora and fauna while having fun! Each class will have a hands-on activity and they will take place outside (weather permitting). Make sure everyone is dressed accordingly for the weather and the activity.
Books from the Wild
We partner with the South Regional Montgomery County Library to celebrate our favorite nature-themed books. Our goal is to inspire young nature enthusiasts and book lovers to discover the joys of learning about the natural world.
Take Me Fishing First Catch Center- The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) created the First Catch Center program to foster the next generation of anglers and boaters, particularly in urban areas. In the first year, Fishing’s Future partnered with RBFF to bring fishing education to youth and families in the Houston area. The Nature Center was designated a First Catch Center in 2017.
Tackle Loaner Program
The Nature Center can provide fishing poles for the day to visitors that are interested in fishing but do not have the necessary equipment. Ask a staff member for more information.
Family Fishing Camp
Learn the basics of fishing, including how to setup a fishing pole, tie fishing knots, identify native freshwater fish & habitats, and much more! Then, put your skills to the test at Bluegill Pond. This camp is great for beginners and for those experienced anglers that need a refresher! All gear and bait will be provided by Fishing’s Future and the Nature Center.
Women in the Outdoors Fishing Camp
Mothers & daughters, aunts & nieces, grandmothers & granddaughters, sisters, cousins, & friends are all welcome to join us for this special family fishing camp. Come learn all of the basic skills you’ll need to fish in a safe, encouraging environment. Learn about setting up fishing poles, tying fishing knots, fish identification, habitat, casting, and more! Then, test your skills at Bluegill Pond!
An early morning presentation on native birds followed by a birding hike around the preserve. Don’t forget your binoculars!
Join foraging expert Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vordebruggen as he wanders the preserve in search of wild edible plants. Not only will you learn how to properly identify these useful plants, Dr. Vordebruggen will also share how he incorporates them into his daily diet.
For more information on Dr. Vordebruggen and his class, you can visit www.foragingtexas.com.