Sea Turtle, Inc. Participates in Texas Nature Challenge

Nature-Challenge

Sea Turtle, Inc. is participating in the TEXAS NATURE CHALLENGE! 

 

Texas Nature Challenge is a family oriented friendly competition whose main goal is to get families outside and visiting their local parks, nature centers, and green spaces.

In order to participate in Texas Nature Challenge: Rio Grande Valley Region you must:

1. Register to participate by going to: http://naturechallenge.tamu.edu and signing up

Or

Attend Opening Ceremonies on August 25 from 10am to noon at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

 

2. Attend as many challenges as you like between August 25 and November 2.

3. Document your experiences in a scrapbook, nature journal, field notebook, Texas Nature Challenge blog or other collection.  The minimum requirement for submissions is turning in the completed challenge worksheets from the website.  You can be as creative as you like in presenting your documentation.

Some families have turned this into a school assignment with a straightforward field journal with pictures and writing entries, others make a binder showing off their work, and others create full scrapbooks of their adventure.

The Texas Nature Challenge website also offers the opportunity to blog about your experience.  You can choose to blog and submit a book; or just blog about your experiences.

4. Turn in your documentation to any of the following locations: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (Alamo), Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (Rio Hondo) or The Valley Nature Center (Weslaco) by 5 pm on November 2.

5.  Attend Closing Ceremonies on November 11 the Rio Grande Birding Festival to receive prizes, meet other families, and see what everyone turned in.

 

Prizes are awarded in various categories including: Most Challenges Completed, Best Blog, and Photography Award.

Previous awards also included: Most Creative, Best Storytelling, Best Kid’s Art, Funniest Scrapbook and others.

 

We hope you can stop by Sea Turtle, Inc. and all the other great places participating in the challenge! This is a great way for people everywhere to understand the RGV environment and take steps to conserving it!