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Learn environmental education at Jones Park on Saturday

Looking for new and interesting ways to educate children about nature and the environment? Then Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s Project Learning Tree Educator Training Workshop Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. should give you the tools necessary to help satisfy children’s curiosity about these important topics.

Project Learning Tree is a renowned workshop covering a variety of Pre-K through eighth-grade environmental curricula grouped by theme, storyline and subject matter. Crafted to meet national and state standards, the program provides the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

Participants receive the Pre-K through 8th grade curriculum guide, which includes over 96 activities and participating teachers may also be eligible for professional development credit hours. A minimal fee is required to cover materials. Reservations are required and are being taken now.

Sunday, September 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Second Sunday Pickers take center stage in the nature center for a lively informal concert featuring folk music of ages past. Visitors can just sit back and enjoy the music, or bring their own instruments and join in.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public, Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability. For more information on the park or any of its programs, call 281-446-8588.