It's the Summer 2016 newsletter from Westcave!
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Celebration of Children in Nature!

On September 16, 2016 Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center and presenting sponsor H-E-B will host one of the most enjoyable and meaningful events of the year: The 9th annual Celebration of Children in Nature – Awards Ceremony & Dinner.  The event will feature a fine art and photography auction, available for Online Bidding now and during the Silent Auction at the event.  We will honor four Central Texas award winners who represent 2016's most innovative and successful initiatives that are regularly connecting kids with nature. Please join us - Tickets are still available!  A big thanks to all of our 2016 Celebration of Children in Nature sponsors who have made this Celebration possible. more>>

Westcave Science!
Research and Data Collection at the Preserve

Have you ever wondered how the Westcave Preserve landscape changes over time?  Or what our cave formations can tell us about the surrounding environment?  Or which bird species frequent the Preserve?  At Westcave we have these nerdy curiosities as well.  We know that the key to harboring and encouraging a healthy ecosystem is good ole fashioned data, which assists our Conservation team in making informed decisions on protecting and conserving the land.  more>>
Water Quality Testing
Golden Cheeked Warbler
Neon Skimmer
Westcave Cave

The Summer Story of Hannah Kuhl

In each of my tours I did my best to connect with as many people as I could and convey my passion for the outdoors in a way that made them more excited about nature by the end of the day. -Hannah Kuhl more>>
Kuhl Family

40th Anniversary Party! Happy Birthday to Westcave

Did you see that Westcave Preserve turned 40? On July 7th, 1976 Westcave was officially established as a Preserve. We celebrated this momentous occasion by throwing ourselves a birthday party! Check out our party hats and festivities! more>>

CiNCA Partner Spotlight: Sweetwater

We are proud to say that Sweetwater (Newland Communities) is the newest member of the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA).  This unique partnership was developed through a mutual desire to connect more children to nature.  Over the past few months our staff has worked directly with Sweetwater to assist in the development of a Pocket Park, establish a Family Nature Club through Families in Nature, and plan the use of our Roadrunner Outdoor Adventure Bus for community trips to Westcave. Read on to see a blog post written by Sweetwater on our CiNCA partnership. more>>
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