Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 6 of 7
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 6 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Marinela Skateboard Demo
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Marinela Skateboard Demo

Schedule

  • October 18
    • Exact store locationcoming soon.
  • October 19
    • Exact store location and time coming soon.

Each date has the same time schedule:

  • 3pm – Tent Activation Begins
  • 4pm – Demo 1
  • 4:30pm – 30-min break
  • 5pm – Demo 2
  • 6pm – Breakdown

Social

Follow @TheBoardr and @GansitoMarinelaUSA for more. We're so #DownWithMarinela. Tag your photos so we can check them out.

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Essential Camping Skills Class

Overview

Camping is the foundation of most of our outdoor activities. No matter what sport you pursue, it all comes back to a pack, stove, tent and warm sleeping bag. Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn how to make a comfortable home for yourself in the wild. We'll leave the trailhead for a day hike with all of our gear until we find that little patch of ground we can call home. Then we'll set up a model campsite using proper Leave No Trace skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your "bathroom facilities" and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Food storage and wildlife safety will also be covered. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Shelter Building Basics

Overview

Surviving the unexpected outdoor emergency often requires protection from the elements of nature. This class provides practical skills that are essential for building a successful emergency shelter from natural materials. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. Cordage and rope-making can be an important skill for binding together the support structure of a shelter. Participants will learn to hand twist their own rope from artificial and natural materials. Learn how to find the best natural resources to weatherproof a survival shelter. Small groups will work together to build a shelter from natural materials.

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4th Annual Born and Raised BMX Competition
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

4th Annual Born and Raised BMX Competition

Schedule

  • Saturday - All Ages Street Jam
    • 9am – Registration and Practice
    • 11am – Contest
  • Best Trick events and challenges TBD
  • Sunday - Rain Day

Format

  • Beginner
    • Three rider jams/three mins each
    • Trophies/prizes awarded to top three
    • Awards immediately following
  • Intermediate
    • Qualifiers
      • Three rider jams/three mins each
      • Top six qualify for Finals
    • Finals
      • Three rider jams/three mins each
      • Trophies/prizes awarded to top three
      • Awards immediately following
  • Advanced
    • Qualifiers
      • Three rider jams/three mins each
      • Top six qualify for Finals
    • Finals
      • Three rider jams/three mins each
      • Trophies/prizes awarded to top three
      • Awards immediately following

Social

We're using the hashtag #ChaseBornAndRaised.

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Foraging for Native Edibles
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Foraging for Native Edibles

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fruits and flowers everywhere, but not a bite to eat? Learn foraging skills and discover the native plants that are safe for your plate, such as prickly pear and Texas persimmon, on this identifying and harvesting tour with an expert.

This class is offered Saturdays, September 22, October 20 and November 17, 9 a.m. – noon

Space is limited and registration is required. Members received discounts on registration. Learn about membership here. 

$25 per person (one session)

Featured Instructor:

Eric Knight was raised as a naturalist in Austin. He has taught classes on edible and useful plants both at the Austin Nature & Science Center and Earth Native Wilderness School and has studied herbalism at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. He is also a co-founder and owner at Local Leaf where he wild-harvests, brews, and bottles Yaupon tea.

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Bees, Brews & Beyond
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bees, Brews & Beyond

Cheers to pollinators! Grab your smartphone or camera and carpool with an adventure buddy to Vista Brewing for a bee-autiful outing. Vista’s wildflower fields, farms and thoughtfully designed grounds are a perfect place to snap beneficial fauna in action and share to Instagram or iNaturalist for the 2018 Texas Pollinator Bioblitz. Experts will be on site to talk about and toast to pollinators over brews and bites. Activities all day!

Note: This event takes place at Vista Brewing, not on the Wildflower Center grounds.

Free and no registration required!

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

REI Lake Bastrop Ladie's Campout

  • Lake Bastrop North Shore Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Overview

Are you ready for some down time? Join the REI Outdoor School for a relaxing, two-day campout at LCRA's North Shore Park on the banks of Lake Bastrop, just one hour east of Austin. This park is a gem buried in the Lost Pines with miles of trails connecting to our private group campground area. Many activities will be available throughout the weekend, including nature hikes, yoga, camp cooking demos, star gazing, great food, and, best of all, we bring it all to you! Campers will also be treated to tours of "Willie" or "Lady Bird", LCRA's new glamping Airstream trailers. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time camper, this campout will provide opportunities to learn new skills or simply sit back by the lake and enjoy! The Campout kicks off at noon on Saturday and finishes up at noon on Sunday. REI will provide dinner, a post-dinner surprise, breakfast and a special morning coffee bar with Chameleon Cold Brew. You just bring your camping supplies and whatever makes you happy!

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Short Form Drawing Series - 7 of 7
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 7 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 7 of 7
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 7 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Moonlight Hike
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Hike

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

See the beauty of the gardens by moonlight, listen for coyotes howling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl in flight during this evening hike through the gardens and Arboretum. Learn about the history of the Wildflower Center, our work and our mission. Participants are welcome to bring (red light) flashlights.

Bonus: The October and February hikes will include after-hours exploration of our Fortlandia exhibit in the Arboretum!

This experience is for ages 16 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Members receive a discount on registration; learn about membership here!

$15 per person

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 7 of 7
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 7 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Fire Building Basics
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Fire Building Basics

Overview

One of the most critical survival skills in the outdoors is the ability to start fire under various adverse conditions. This class provides practical strategies that every outdoor traveler should know about the importance of fire: purposes of fire in emergency situations; locating sources of fuel; different ignition techniques for starting the fire. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. The Fire Building Basics class will be a hands-on experience with windproof matches, lighters, flint & steel, magnesium strikers, and the bow-drill method. Participants will be coached on these techniques and fire building architecture. Learn how to improvise materials to make your own bow drill set during an outdoor emergency.

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Botanical Illustration Series - 1 of 6
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 1 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 1 of 6
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 1 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 2 of 6
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 2 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 2 of 6
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 2 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Self-Reliance Basics

Overview

Self-reliance in the outdoors starts with education and preparedness. This class provides practical strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. These are important skills for any outdoor adventure. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. The Self-Reliance Basics class is just that, a basics class that informs and demonstrates needed skills and concepts. There are additional Survival Skills classes that focus on hands-on experience in the specific area of: Shelter Building, Fire Building, and Food Finding. The culmination of these skills is the Overnight Experience class, giving you the opportunity to practice these skills in an outdoor environment.

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Fire & Water Walk
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fire & Water Walk

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this tour of the gardens and natural areas, discover how fire and water are used in managing plants and landscapes at the Wildflower Center. Learn about our impressive rain catchment system and cisterns and visit the research plots where prescribed burns are conducted.

These walks are free with admission, but space is limited and registration is suggested:

Cost: Free

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Botanical Illustration Series - 3 of 6
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 3 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 3 of 6
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 3 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

View Event →
Foraging for Native Edibles
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Foraging for Native Edibles

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fruits and flowers everywhere, but not a bite to eat? Learn foraging skills and discover the native plants that are safe for your plate, such as prickly pear and Texas persimmon, on this identifying and harvesting tour with an expert.

This class is offered Saturdays, September 22, October 20 and November 17, 9 a.m. – noon

Space is limited and registration is required. Members received discounts on registration. Learn about membership here. 

$25 per person (one session)

Featured Instructor:

Eric Knight was raised as a naturalist in Austin. He has taught classes on edible and useful plants both at the Austin Nature & Science Center and Earth Native Wilderness School and has studied herbalism at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. He is also a co-founder and owner at Local Leaf where he wild-harvests, brews, and bottles Yaupon tea.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Shelter Building Basics

Overview

Surviving the unexpected outdoor emergency often requires protection from the elements of nature. This class provides practical skills that are essential for building a successful emergency shelter from natural materials. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. Cordage and rope-making can be an important skill for binding together the support structure of a shelter. Participants will learn to hand twist their own rope from artificial and natural materials. Learn how to find the best natural resources to weatherproof a survival shelter. Small groups will work together to build a shelter from natural materials.

View Event →
Botanical Illustration Series - 4 of 6
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 4 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 4 of 6
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 4 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

View Event →
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Self-Reliance Basics

Overview

Self-reliance in the outdoors starts with education and preparedness. This class provides practical strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. These are important skills for any outdoor adventure. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. The Self-Reliance Basics class is just that, a basics class that informs and demonstrates needed skills and concepts. There are additional Survival Skills classes that focus on hands-on experience in the specific area of: Shelter Building, Fire Building, and Food Finding. The culmination of these skills is the Overnight Experience class, giving you the opportunity to practice these skills in an outdoor environment.

View Event →
Botanical Illustration Series - 5 of 6
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 5 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 5 of 6
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 5 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 6 of 6
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 6 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 6 of 6
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 6 of 6

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 6-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Moonlight Hike
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Moonlight Hike

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

See the beauty of the gardens by moonlight, listen for coyotes howling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl in flight during this evening hike through the gardens and Arboretum. Learn about the history of the Wildflower Center, our work and our mission. Participants are welcome to bring (red light) flashlights.

Bonus: The October and February hikes will include after-hours exploration of our Fortlandia exhibit in the Arboretum!

This experience is for ages 16 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Members receive a discount on registration; learn about membership here!

$15 per person

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Botanical Illustration Series - 6 of 7
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 6 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Short Form Drawing Series - 6 of 7
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 6 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Grind for Life Skateboard Competition
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Grind for Life Skateboard Competition

About

The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.

This series leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa where top skaters in each category are recognized.

Format

  • Street Jams format events: 3 skaters per jam, 3 minutes per jam. Judged on overall impression.
  • Bowl Jams format events: 8 skaters per jam, 3 runs at 30 seconds each, skate in order until you fall. Judged on overall impression.
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Schedule

Register Now

Registration is $35 online, $40 day of. 7% sales tax added to Florida stops.

Skip the check-in line and register now online by clicking your division below. You can go straight to skating and skip check-in when registering online. Refunds are completely okay if you can't make it. Email Rob@TheBoardr.com for a refund.

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Hill Country Hike: McKinney Falls State Park

Overview

The Texas Hill Country is a special region full of hidden springs, wildlife sanctuaries, and towering Oak trees. Join REI Outdoor School as we explore some of our favorite hiking spots along this rolling landscape. REI Instructors demonstrate knowledge and experience that will make this tour and even your next hiking adventure all that much better. Each month we will visit one of our favorite places and offer an opportunity for you to join us. Hike locations will be specified in the information provided for the specific day - click on the sessions below to determine the location of upcoming hikes.

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Marinela Skateboard Demo
Oct
11
to Oct 12

Marinela Skateboard Demo

Schedule

  • October 11
    • Exact store locationcoming soon.
  • October 12
    • Exact store location and time coming soon.

Each date has the same time schedule:

  • 3pm – Tent Activation Begins
  • 4pm – Demo 1
  • 4:30pm – 30-min break
  • 5pm – Demo 2
  • 6pm – Breakdown

Social

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 5 of 7
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 5 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 5 of 7
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 5 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Fire & Water Walk
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Fire & Water Walk

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this tour of the gardens and natural areas, discover how fire and water are used in managing plants and landscapes at the Wildflower Center. Learn about our impressive rain catchment system and cisterns and visit the research plots where prescribed burns are conducted.

These walks are free with admission, but space is limited and registration is suggested:

Cost: Free

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Short Form Drawing Series - 5 of 7
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 5 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Self-Reliance Basics

Overview

Self-reliance in the outdoors starts with education and preparedness. This class provides practical strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. These are important skills for any outdoor adventure. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. The Self-Reliance Basics class is just that, a basics class that informs and demonstrates needed skills and concepts. There are additional Survival Skills classes that focus on hands-on experience in the specific area of: Shelter Building, Fire Building, and Food Finding. The culmination of these skills is the Overnight Experience class, giving you the opportunity to practice these skills in an outdoor environment.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 4 of 7
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 4 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 4 of 7
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 4 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Short Form Drawing Series - 4 of 7
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 4 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Fortlandia Exhibit Grand Opening
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Fortlandia Exhibit Grand Opening

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your secret hideouts await … and your wait is over! Join us for a magical weekend and escape into the Texas Arboretum for the first look at our much-anticipated Fortlandia exhibit.

Special tours will be hosted all weekend. Schedule coming soon. No registration required.

About Fortlandia:

The Wildflower Center presents Fortlandia, a collection of unique forts by local architecture and design firms, individual artists, and students from The University of Texas at Austin.

Each fort has been custom-built to evoke memories of childhoods spent escaping into nature and daydreaming outdoors. Delight in these innovative spaces as they transport you to fantastic imaginary worlds and inspire an appreciation for art and nature — and the curious, wonderful ways in which they intersect.

Open throughout fall and winter in the Wildflower Center’s Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Entry is included with regular admission; admission is always free for members.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 3 of 7
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 3 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 3 of 7
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 3 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Short Form Drawing Series - 3 of 7
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 3 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Moonlight Hike
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Hike

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

See the beauty of the gardens by moonlight, listen for coyotes howling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl in flight during this evening hike through the gardens and Arboretum. Learn about the history of the Wildflower Center, our work and our mission. Participants are welcome to bring (red light) flashlights.

Bonus: The October and February hikes will include after-hours exploration of our Fortlandia exhibit in the Arboretum!

This experience is for ages 16 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Members receive a discount on registration; learn about membership here!

$15 per person

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Pest Management
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Native Plant Gardening Series: Pest Management

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this final installment of the Native Plant Gardening Series, learn to identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, September 8 – 22 and Sunday, September 9). Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and the series will sell out. $45 per class or $243 for six-class series. Series participants choose either small-lot landscape or large-scale landscape design class.

Full Series Schedule:

Small-lot Landscape Design, September 8, 9 a.m. – noon
Design for your own backyard or other relatively small spaces (an acre or less).

Plants I, September 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each and how to choose the right ones for a garden.

Large-scale Landscape Design, September 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn to analyze a site and design large-scale projects that can otherwise feel overwhelming.

Plants II, September 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class.

Installation, September 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn site preparation, irrigation, planting best practices and mulch application for a healthy garden.

Maintenance, September 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Maintaining a native garden requires knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and other best practices. Learn it all in this essential class.

Integrated Pest Management, September 22, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden landscape. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this continuation of the Native Plant Gardening Series, gain knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and more.

The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, September 8 – 22 and Sunday, September 9). Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and the series will sell out. $45 per class or $243 for six-class series. Series participants choose either small-lot landscape or large-scale landscape design class.

Full Series Schedule:

Small-lot Landscape Design, September 8, 9 a.m. – noon
Design for your own backyard or other relatively small spaces (an acre or less).

Plants I, September 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each and how to choose the right ones for a garden.

Large-scale Landscape Design, September 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn to analyze a site and design large-scale projects that can otherwise feel overwhelming.

Plants II, September 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class.

Installation, September 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn site preparation, irrigation, planting best practices and mulch application for a healthy garden.

Maintenance, September 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Maintaining a native garden requires knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and other best practices. Learn it all in this essential class.

Integrated Pest Management, September 22, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden landscape. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Outdoor Survival Skills: Water Collection and Treatment

Overview

Finding and treating water can become a priority in extended survival situations, and it can save your life if your unexpected wilderness experience ends up lasting several days. Learn how to utilize some of the most common tactics for locating and collecting water outdoors and how to use modern and primitive water treatment methods. McKinney Roughs Nature Park has over 1,100 acres of woods, springs and river frontage for us to practice searching for and capturing water in the outdoors. A variety of filtration and purification methods will be presented and hands-on practice with these methods will prepare you for the important task of creating potable water. This class is taught by survival experts from both REI and LCRA.

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Foraging for Native Edibles
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Foraging for Native Edibles

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fruits and flowers everywhere, but not a bite to eat? Learn foraging skills and discover the native plants that are safe for your plate, such as prickly pear and Texas persimmon, on this identifying and harvesting tour with an expert.

This class is offered Saturdays, September 22, October 20 and November 17, 9 a.m. – noon

Space is limited and registration is required. Members received discounts on registration. Learn about membership here. 

$25 per person (one session)

Featured Instructor:

Eric Knight was raised as a naturalist in Austin. He has taught classes on edible and useful plants both at the Austin Nature & Science Center and Earth Native Wilderness School and has studied herbalism at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. He is also a co-founder and owner at Local Leaf where he wild-harvests, brews, and bottles Yaupon tea.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 2 of 7
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor: Basics and Beyond - 2 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Thursdays, September 13 – October 25
or

November 1 – December 13 (no class November 22)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for six sessions
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Botanical Illustration Series - 2 of 7
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Illustration Series - 2 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio. Students will learn about the history of botanical drawing and benefit from demonstrations of various techniques. Prior drawing instruction is recommended. 

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24
or

October 31 – December 12 (no class November 21)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Short Form Drawing Series - 2 of 7
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Short Form Drawing Series - 2 of 7

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens.

You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

With inspiring natural surroundings and new skills, you’ll never want to leave your sketchpad at home again!

This class is part of a 7-class series.
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 23

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

$199 per person for seven sessions + $35 supply fee
Members receive a discount on classes. Learn about membership!

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Wildflower Crafts With Alcohol Inks (Intermediate)
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Wildflower Crafts With Alcohol Inks (Intermediate)

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Love wildflowers, painting and adding to your crafty skill-box? Learn to make decorative tiles, magnets and a light switch plate using alcohol inks and canned air. Nature will be your muse as you paint wildflowers and stately native grasses.

$50 per person
Space is limited and registration is required.
Members receive discounts on programs and classes; 

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Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn to create eye-catching wildflower ceramic tiles with alcohol inks and canned air using a unique technique! Go home with three charming tiles and a crafty new skill.

$50 per person
Space is limited and registration is required.
Members receive discounts on programs and classes; 

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants 2
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants 2

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this continuation of the Native Plants Gardening Series, dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class.

The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, September 8 – 22 and Sunday, September 9). Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and the series will sell out. $45 per class or $243 for six-class series. Series participants choose either small-lot landscape or large-scale landscape design class.

Full Series Schedule:

Small-lot Landscape Design, September 8, 9 a.m. – noon
Design for your own backyard or other relatively small spaces (an acre or less).

Plants I, September 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each and how to choose the right ones for a garden.

Large-scale Landscape Design, September 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn to analyze a site and design large-scale projects that can otherwise feel overwhelming.

Plants II, September 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class.

Installation, September 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn site preparation, irrigation, planting best practices and mulch application for a healthy garden.

Maintenance, September 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Maintaining a native garden requires knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and other best practices. Learn it all in this essential class.

Integrated Pest Management, September 22, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden landscape. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

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Colorado Crossing Trail Race
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Colorado Crossing Trail Race

  • Shaffer Bend Recreation Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Colorado Crossing is a series of trail races, hosted by Houston based Trail Racing Over Texas. Our TRAIL PREVIEW and the description from Ultra Signup is below.

Every Runner Recieves

Every Runner Receives
* This is a 2018 Trail Racing Over Texas TROT CUP Event
* Custom Finishers Award
* Your Choice of Race Swag
* Outstanding Volunteer Support
* Full Aid Stations
* Chip Timed Race
*The medals and swag are different for all distances and there will be a Double Medal for running both days + a special 50M/50K medal.

Description

DUE TO THE DROUGHT RIGHT NOW THERE IS NOT ENOUGH WATER TO RAFT: WE WILL CROSS THE RIVER LIKE OUR ANCESTORS VIA LAND AND A CHANCE TO CROSS THE COLORADO BY FOOT.


The trails across the river are not open to the public and have never been run on before. Most of the trails are being cut just for the Colorado Crossing runners. As you can see below 2 distances each day cross the river while the other 2 do not cross the river. This will allow us to serve folks who do and don't want to be in a boat across the Colorado River. The race is on the Colorado River so you will have a great opportunity to spend time all weekend along the banks. Expect fast trails and wide pathways. https://www.strava.com/activities/1128910074
The trails on the Double Horn side are cross country style trails that are mowed 6 feet wide for the trail runners

For More Information

http://www.trailracingovertexas.com/colorado-crossing/

Schedule


Friday Sept 14th

Packet Pickup 3-7pm @ Start/Finish Area

4-5 Race Briefing (Not Mandatory)


Saturday Sept 15th

Packet Pickup 4:30am-9:00am

50M 6am ( 5 loops included crossing the river)

24M 7:15am ( 4 loops DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

8M 8:00am ( 1 modified loop includes crossing the river)

4M 8:30am ( 1 modified inner loop DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

15 hour time cutoff and/or 9pm

Sunday Sept 16th Packet Pickup 4:30am-9:00am

50k 6am ( 3 loops included crossing the river)

25K 7:15am ( 3 loops DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

10K 8:00am ( 1 loop includes crossing the river)

5k 8:30am ( 1 modified inner loop DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

12 hour time cutoff and/or 6pm

Awards/Medals

SAT:

50M, 24M, 8M and 4M

SUN:

50K,25K, 10k and 5k

DOUBLE DAY MEDAL:

If you run a race on Saturday and Sunday you WILL receive a Double Day Medal no matter the distance. If you run the 50Miler Saturday and 50K on Sunday we will have a special award for the double effort.



Awards

Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance

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