Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Kids ages 10-15 will learn basic fishing techniques at this week-long camp. Instructor will teach how to tie a hook, handle fish, and remove a fish from the hood. Students will also learn the proper way to cast a bait caster reel and will discover what types of baits to use in different situations. The camp will spend time reviewing fishing safety standards. Campers will venture to area lakes to develop basic fishing skills. Students will need to bring their own fishing gear, bait, a sack lunch, and drink every day. $65. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 8am-1pm.

Kids ages 10-15 will learn basic fishing techniques at this week-long camp. Instructor will teach how to tie a hook, handle fish, and remove a fish from the hood. Students will also learn the proper way to cast a bait caster reel and will discover what types of baits to use in different situations. The camp will spend time reviewing fishing safety standards. Campers will venture to area lakes to develop basic fishing skills. Students will need to bring their own fishing gear, bait, a sack lunch, and drink every day. $65. Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 8am-1pm.

Join us as we hike, camp and backpack along the Little Missouri River through Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. The three days will be packed with adventure from hiking along the trail, crossing numerous rivers, and climbing high rock bluffs. Basic survival skills and fire-making will be taught. All camping gear, transportation, and meals are included. Trip will be conducted by Frisco Wilderness Adventures & Outfitters. $170. Mandatory trip meeting at 6pm, Monday, August 8 at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Dr, Plano, 75075.

Week-long summer camp for kids ages 7-11. Campers will enjoy the great out-of-doors with stream exploration, plant identification, and other educational activities. $80/child. Monday - Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Last week (06/20-06/24) will be at Oak Point Park, Plano.

This themed walk will be guided by a knowledgeable expert in a specific area. The walk is planned to take about two hours.

All ages are welcome.

Last Fall we did something similar with the subjects of Bugs, Owls, Feathered Friends and What's Sleeping in the Meadow.
Stay tuned for more information on this Spring's specific subject matter.

Please email rsvp@connemaraconservancy.org to register your attendance.

Join Texas Master Naturalist and Environmental Scientist, Rich Jaynes, to explore and understand the management plans for the four habitat areas of the Connemara Meadow Preserve - a riparian zone along Rowlett Creek that is important as a wildlife corridor; the floodplain grasslands and wetlands in the lower meadow, the hedgerows along perimeter and interior fence lines established during agricultural use, and upland grasslands are located in the upper meadow which has a terrace system from earlier agricultural use. The walk is planned to take about two hours. All ages are welcome. Free but email RSVP@ConnemaraConservancy.org to be notified of changes.

EarthFest 2011 - Saturday April 2nd

Sponsored by Keep Allen Beautiful

Connemara Meadow Preserve

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FREE for the entire family

Bring the family and celebrate the great outdoors.
Nature walks, bird watching, kayaking, wildlife demonstrations, kite flying and more!

Additional support provided by: REI, Montgomery Farm, Wal-Mart Green Team and Watters Creek Community collaborators include Allen Parks Foundation, BlackLand Prairie Master Naturalists, Allen Garden Club, Allen Independent School District, City of Allen, Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Ecoliteracy Project, and Texas Health – Allen.

Bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. You can expect about 30+ species. The walk is planned to take about three hours. All ages are welcome. We recommend wearing long pants, closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Although free of charge, please register by phone to 214-351-0990 or email RSVP@ConnemaraConservatory.org so we can notify you of any changes in plans.

Open House at the Meadow - join us anytime this afternoon to wander (and wonder) at the Meadow by hiking the trails, watching the flora and fauna and enjoying being somewhere pretty much away from the hustle and bustle of Texas suburbia. No pets or bikes please.

North Texas's premiere exotic animal facility offering you the opportunity to experience rare and endangered exotic wildlife in a unique and personal setting. What better way to learn about conservation than by seeing it up close and hands on?

Gates open at 10am. LAST SAFARI TRAM LEAVES @ 4:00PM! This means that all interaction with education animals and self-guided sections of the tour will close at 4:30. If you're coming at the end of the day, we suggest arriving by 3:30 to ensure you get everything in before the last tram leaves @ 4:00. No one will be admitted to the ranch after 4:00pm.

Ticket prices:
$10 Adults (13 yrs+)
$8 Children (3-12yrs)
$8 Seniors (65 yrs+)
Children 2 & under are Free

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ranch licensed and regulated by the USDA.

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