Lone Star College Montgomery News
Published on: March 22, 2011 For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2011
Calling all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, home owners and landowners: Its time for the annual Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling.
Expo & Spring Fling is designed to help families learn a little about the land on which they live and how to best take care of it through hands-on classes, live demonstrations and a Family Adventure Zone.
The free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus, 3200 College Park Dr. in Conroe.Its co-sponsored by Texas Forest Service, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the U.S. Forest Service.
This is really a great way for families to get outside and have fun together and learn a little something in the process, said John Warner, urban district forester with Texas Forest Service and one of the event founders.
Our motto is: Play for a day, learn for a lifetime. If we can make learning fun, then youre more likely to take that information and apply it when you get back home. Thats our goal.
At Expo & Spring Fling, you can take a class on tree health, pond management, bird watching or urban farming. Or catch the shuttle bus to neighboring Jones State Forest, where youll learn about wildlife tracking, wildscape design and nature photography in a real, working forest.
Stop by the main stage to see featured speaker and famed outdoorsman Rusty Baker, as well as performances by the Chikawa Aztec Dancers and popular Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet and duck calling and working dog demonstrations.
And dont forget about the Family Adventure Zone, where your kids can wander through a petting zoo, climb a rock wall, paddle around in a kayak, cast a fly fishing rod, practice their aim with a bow and arrow and even have their picture made …