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Wild Weekend at Jesse Jones Park

With the advent of computer and video games, attracting younger people to enjoy the wild outdoors at times can be a seemingly daunting task. To help make this endeavor a little less stressful for the budding naturalist, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center offers a pair of programs this weekend that can spark some interest in your young nature enthusiast. Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all Junior Girl Scouts can participate in a Girl Scout Wildlife Badge Workshop. And Sunday’s Baby Butterflies program at 2 p.m. is sure to entice younger audiences to enjoy the softer side of nature.

It is often difficult for scout parents and leaders to help their scouts complete all of the requirements for certain badges. Jones Park can help Junior Girl Scouts achieve their Wildlife Badge during a Girl Scout Wildlife Badge Workshop Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. By the end of the workshop, individual Junior Girl Scouts and troops can complete all of the needed activities to earn and receive this badge.

Reservations are required. Please call the park for additional details.

Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m., staff wildlife biologist Don Olbausen presents Raising Baby Butterflies. Mr. Olhausen gives visitors a close look at butterflies and moths as “baby’ caterpillars. Participants can also learn the life cycle and habits of these beautiful insects, and even take home a host plant to attract butterflies to your yard.

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.