Bat Paddle

Families in Nature offers Familias Aventureras events throughout the school year in Central Texas.  The goal of our Familias Aventureras Program is to create equitable access to nature and increase diversity in outdoor activities and environmental education. Familias Aventureras events are funded by grants and donations and are free for participants from underrepresented ethnicities and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The events are offered in English and in Spanish.

We hope that this local program will serve as an example and an inspiration to others on including families from all backgrounds in their work. At this time, this program is only offered in Central Texas, though we include information on how to create a diverse Nature Community of your own as part of our FIN Guide Development Program.

If you would like to have a Familias Aventureras Event for your school, neighborhood or community, please contact Families in Nature at


 Participants of our outreach program can choose from the following

Outdoor Classroom Activities

  • Archery
  • Night Hike
  • Nature Art
  • Nature Photography
  • Knots/Natural Building
  • iNaturalist
  • Biomimicry Lesson
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Fairy/Gnome Houses
  • Seed Balls/Sculptures
  • Gelatin Printing
  • Nature Journaling

Indoor Classroom Activities

  • Fish Printing
  • Fish Dissection
  • Squid Dissection

Field Trips for Families

  • Paddle Trip
  • Camping Trip
  • Bird Watching
  • Meadows Center Glass Bottom Kayaks (limit 16)
  • Nature Walk
  • Use of the OEN Community Gear Library

If you would like to support our work to include everyone in nature and help get families outside together, please donate to Families in Nature through our “Donate” button