13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.CLOSED:
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 & 21, April 19-21 & May 25-27TRAILS:
Close at duskPARK CURFEW:
The Lick Creek Nature Center is a 2,400 square-foot facility that includes a meeting room, outdoor classroom, amphitheater, native plant displays and a monarch butterfly garden. It's the focal point of the city's 523-acre Lick Creek Park. Hours of operation include tours, quiet seating room for bird watching & reading, open restrooms and office hours for reservations. No cash or check accepted on-site, credit card only.
The park displays a variety of native plant and animal species, including the endangered Navasota Ladies Tresses. It also offers five miles of marked trails and provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities, and nature study.
YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for an instructor-led, yoga class surrounded by nature. Bring a yoga mat and water. During inclement weather, classes will be held inside. On-site registration available by credit card only.
Ages 16+ • $5 • Thu. • Jan. 24-May 23 • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
BIG & LITTLE YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bring your little one out for a yoga session designed for toddlers and their caretaker. Classes will be held inside. On-site registration available by credit card only.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $5/pair • Thu. • Jan. 24-May 23 • 5:45-6:15 p.m.
**NEW** MUSIC & MOVEMENT • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
In this program, children and their caretakers will use language, sound and movement to create rhythm and music. Participants will dance and sing to songs from all over the world as well as learn about how music is influenced by culture. There will be free jam time, where attendees can experiment with several types of instruments and dance with props, such as scarves and parachutes. Participants will also get to learn about a variety of instruments that include the banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, tambourine and guitar.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • Free demo • Tue. • Feb. 26 • 10-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • Free demo • Wed. • Feb. 27 • 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $75 • Tue. • March 5-April 16 • 10-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $75 • Wed. • March 6-April 17 • 5:45-6:15 p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME
GUIDED NATURE WALK
Take a hike with a tour guide to discover all of the plant and animal species that call Lick Creek Park home.
All Ages • Free • Mon. • Jan. 28-May • 9-10 a.m.
This program is designed for preschoolers and their caretakers. Enjoy a short story, a hike and playtime.
All Ages • Free • Tue. • Jan. 22-May 21 • 9-10 a.m.
HOMESCHOOL ADVENTURE DAYS
Join us to explore nature in an exciting, enriching and hands-on environment
All Ages • Free • Wed. or Thu. • Jan. 23-May 23 • 10-11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY EXHIBIT UNVIELING
Each Saturday, we will unveil a new exhibit and have interactive activities for all ages! Exhibits will be open during Nature Center hours of operation throughout the week. Topics include a variety of plants and animals.
All Ages • Free • Sat. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
GET GROWING WITH BRAZOS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
Sharpen your gardening and landscaping knowledge from local Master Gardeners the third Tuesday of each month. Topics will cover vegetable gardening, trees, bulbs, pollinators/butterflies, roses, rainwater collection, spring wildflower planting, herbs, fruit, full lawns, fall color and ornamental grasses.
All Ages • Free • 3rd Tue. • Monthly • 6-7 p.m.
Join the Rio Brazos Audubon Society on the first Saturday of every month to learn how to identify birds, use and select binoculars, and all about native species in the Brazos Valley. The class will meet at the Nature Center and hike through Lick Creek Park trails.
All Ages • Free • 1st Sat. • Monthly • 8 a.m. start
NATURE CENTER’S STAR PARTY • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us as we learn about the astronomical world around us. The main attraction will be the 9 ft. discovery dome offering mini educational sessions inside an inflatable planetarium where the solar system will be brought to life, right in front of your eyes! Light, galactically-themed refreshments will be served as we explore the sky from the Nature Center. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per person. Limited spots available.
All Ages • $15 • Fri. • Feb. 22 • 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly with us! Festivities will include a walk through Lick Creek Park’s Monarch Waystation, educational booths, tips on how to create your own waystation or butterfly garden, and much more. Learn more on page 30.
All Ages • Free • Sun. • March 3 • 1-4 p.m.
CRAFTS AT THE CREEK • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn how to make your own springtime, yarn wreath. Supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and beverages.
Ages 16+ • $25 • Fri. • March 29 • 7-9 p.m.
INSECT APPRECIATION DAY
Join us as we partner with the Texas A&M Entomology Department and local organizations to bring you everything insects through educational booths and other hand-on activities.
All Ages • Free • Sat. • April 13 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
PROJECT WILD & GROWING UP WILD INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Growing Up WILD program invites early childhood educators to explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using engaging, educational activities. This one-day, professional development course will teach educators how to incorporate wildlife-related concepts into their curriculum.
Ages 16+ • $50 • Sat. • May 11 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Check out binoculars, field guides and Junior Naturalist Adventure packs during hours of operation. A driver’s license is required and will be held at the nature center until items are returned.FIELD TRIPS
There is no better classroom than the outdoors. We offer instructor-led, field trips with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) correlated curriculum that provides students of all ages meaningful outdoor experiences. Program themes include wildlife biology, water cycle, plants, ecosystem, organism identification and more. For more information, call 979.764.6216 or email email@example.com
Fees are per hour with a $200 deposit. Two-hour minimum.
ROOM NON-RESIDENT RESIDENT
Meeting Room $120 $100
Outdoor Classroom $42 $35
Amphitheater $30 $25
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For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia GodwinRecreation Supervisor