Hunter Education Certification. Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7 & 8, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This two-day course meets the mandated Texas Parks & Wildlife hunter education requirements for Texas. A $15 fee is required for materials. Ages 9+. Reservations required beginning Monday, July 30.
Homestead Fun: Second Saturday Settlers. Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sample watermelon and homemade ice cream, play horseshoes and other old-fashioned games while viewing hands-on daily activities of Texas settlers that bring the Redbud Hill Homestead to life. All ages. Free.
Stargazing. Saturday, August 11, 8 p.m.
Encounter planets, stars, and other celestial bodies from a vantage point free from light pollution with the help of the North Houston Astronomy Club. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars or a telescope. All ages. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, August 1. Free
Second Sunday Pickers. Sunday, August 12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sing or strum along with the Second Sunday Pickers as they enliven second Sunday afternoons in the nature center. Bring an instrument and join in or sit back and let them entertain you. All ages. Free.
Trails À La Cart. Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Explore the Spring Creek Greenway Trail on a cart tour designed especially for people with disabilities and focusing on the parks natural history and beauty. Ages 55+ or persons with disabilities. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, August 8. Free.
Wildlife Rehabilitation. Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.
Helping injured and orphaned animals can be challenging in urban neighborhoods. As licensed wildlife rehabilitators from the Wildlife Center of Texas introduce several animal ambassadors for education, learn how to render aid and coexist with wildlife. All ages. Free.
Scavenger Hunt. Saturday, September 1, 10 a.m.
Join this nature discovery outing perfect for young nature hunters, families, and scout groups. Ages 5-15. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, August 22. Free.
Tadpoles Club. Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Introduce pre-school children to nature with live animals, puppets, short walks, crafts, stories, and finger plays. Parent must accompany child for this four-week interactive program. Ages 3 and 4 only. Sorry, no siblings. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, August 1. Free.
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility under the leadership of Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers (JJPV) welcomes applications from interested participants. For more information on the park or any of its programs, call (281) 446-8588 or visit the Jones Park Web site at www.hcp4.net/jones.