Camping and watching Whooping Cranes in Rockport, TX

Last weekend, Families in Nature camped out in the group site at Goose Island State Park.This was a camping trip where everyone from all of the different AFiN groups was invited to attend.  Although no one knew each other before this trip, everyone had a great time. The kids became instant best friends, building sand castles …

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Studying Aquatic Insects Through the Eyes of a Child

  AFiN families ventured into Barton Creek with the City of Austin Watershed Department’s Todd Jackson (an amazing teacher whose enthusiasm for insects is contagious).  Kids ranging from 4 to 16 explored alongside their parents in search of aquatic macro invertebrates.  The species that were found were then counted and used to measure the health of …

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Homeschool Junior Ecologist Class Visits Westcave

JET visited Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center for a guided tour this week called Water: The Lifeblood of the Earth. Parents and kids were all blown away by the amount of information given, as well as the way it was presented. Our tour guides were great with kids, and answered parents’ questions too. Our Junior Ecologists learned …

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Come Celebrate AFiN’s 5th Anniversary!

Come celebrate Austin Families in Nature’s 5th Anniversary at the Kuhlken family winery, Pedernales Cellars, in Stonewall, TX on Saturday, Oct 12th from 4-10pm. We will have outdoor activities such as archery, kite flying, print making, and shelter building from 4-7pm, followed by dinner after the tasting room closes to the public. Once it gets …

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