It’s time to round up the family, get outside and connect with nature. The Texas Nature Challenge is under way and lasts through July 31.
Participants visit a list of sites—parks and nature areas from San Marcos to Waco—and complete family-fun challenges designed for nature exploration. For Lisa Parker, this was one of the appeals of the challenge.
“This is our fifth year participating in Texas Nature Challenge. We loved it so much we kept coming back,” Parker said. “The challenges were fun and educational; we’ve learned about identifying volcanic rocks, created art at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and participated in letter boxing—a type of geo-caching for smaller children.”
The Texas Nature Challenge is made possible through the partnership of Texas A&M Forest Service, Austin Nature and Science Center, and participating sites from San Marcos to Waco. For more information, visit bit.ly/1F63to2.