The September newsletter is dedicated to celebrating children in nature!
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The Celebration of Children in Nature
September 20th, 6 - 9 PM
Dinner & Awards Presentation at Fairmont Austin
Please join us for one of the most fun and meaningful events of the year!  We will honor four individuals and organizations doing incredible work to connect children to nature.  Read more about our all-star Award Winners later in this newsletter!
Get Your Tickets & Celebrate!
Youth in Conservation
Developing lifelong skills in wildlife and land preservation
The El Ranchito Conservation Corps arrives at Westcave Preserve, helmets on, tools in hand, and with an enthusiastic spirit to create an impact.  While the Westcave Conservation team hosts dozens of workdays throughout the year, the teenagers of the El Ranchito Conservation Corps are some of our hardest working volunteers dedicating their summer service in the name of wildlife and land conservation. >> MORE
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Westcave Preserve Education Programs provide critical connection to the natural world 
A second grader on a field trip at Westcave Preserve descended into the canyon and proclaimed, “I have never been this deep in nature before. This is awesome!

For many of the school children we serve, our hikes and education programs are a new experience, a novel encounter with the natural world.  A third grader on a field trip said, “This is 100% NATURE, and I love it.” ... >> MORE
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Presenting the 2018 Children in Nature Award Winners
John F. Ahrns Award for Environmental Education
Trevor Hance, Round Rock ISD
John Covert Watson Award for Vision
Westcave Award for Enduring Dedication
Charlton Perry, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
E. Lee Walker Award for Collaboration
National Parks Conservation Association
American Beautyberry
photo by Meagan Whitehouse
Happenings short

Every Sat & Sun
: Guided Canyon Tours at Westcave Preserve

Every Tues - Sun: Uplands open

Celebration of Children in Nature
Sept 20th, 6-9 PM

Native Grass Walk
Oct 14th, 10:30 AM
Westcave Preserve

Nature Photography Workshop
Oct 20th, 4 PM
Westcave Preserve

Birds & Brew
Oct 20th, 5:30 PM
Westcave Preserve

Fall Bird Hike
Nov 12th, 8 AM
Westcave Preserve

Night Hike
Dec 7th, 5:30 PM
Westcave Preserve

Star Party Nights at Westcave Preserve
Nov 10th
Dec 8th
Juvenile Raccoons
game camera photo
Lindheimer's Senna
photo by Meagan Whitehouse
Observing the Solar Calendar
photo by Meagan Whitehouse
photo by Marshall Foster
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