CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All programs are free of charge, unless otherwise indicated.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Saturday, March 8 Night Hike
Join guides at dusk for this year's first opportunity to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 6:30 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

March 18, 19, 20 Spring Break Fest 2014
Classes during Spring Break Fest 2011 are for ages 5-11 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Join us for 3 days of Adventures in the Garden! Learn the history of a "Three Sisters" garden, and help us plant one! Other activities include hiking, keeping a nature journal, and lots of nature-related crafts. Classes are free to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Susan at 742 1116 or at landmark.education@ttu.edu.

March 21 The Landmark is closed for Spring Break

APRIL

Saturday, April 5
G.O. (Get Outide)!
The Lubbock Lake Landmark and the Texas Tech Student Association of Natural Resource Scientists invite you to Get Outside! Explore Scales, Tails, and Trails from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

This active day in the beautiful outdoors includes opportunities to participate in Turtle Races, Invertebrate Identification, Fish Printing, and a Birding Scavanger Hunt. Join us to learn about Fire Ecology, Raptor Ecology and more!

Saturday, April 12 Night Hike
Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 7:50 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.


MAY

Saturday, May 10 Night Hike
Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 8:15 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held weather permitting.

JUNE

Saturday, June 14 Migratory Bird Day!
Celebrate Migratory Bird Day with special presentations and activities from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Join the Landmark and the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to learn about our winged friends!

Saturday, June 14 Night Hike
Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 8:40 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

Summer Youth Classes - June 3 through July 18
Please note:
All classes are taught Tuesdays through Fridays.
For ages 5-10.

All classes are from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

We are closed on Mondays.

Programs will introduce children to the cultural and natural heritage of the Southern High Plains, exploring a different theme each week through science, social studies, and evironmental education based activities.

Registration begins Thursday, May 1st
.

Pre-Registration is required for all summer classes.  All programs are FREE of charge,
but space is limited!
Please help us provide opportunites
to as many participants as possible,
by only registering your child for the classes
that you know they will be able to attend.

 
Please understand that classes are not designed
for "Drop-In" participation. 
The weekly theme content is developed so that a child can learn about a topic through activities that build from one day to the next. 

Summer Youth Programs are developed using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

All age groups will explore the same topics with different activities appropriate to each group.
Class groups are:

Going WILD for 5 and 6 year olds.
A.M. Adventurers for 7 and 8 year olds
Prairie Explorers  
for 9 and 10 year olds



June 3, 4, 5, 6 Fire Ecology
Is fire always bad? NO!! You will learn about how fire can help wildlife and why Native Americans burnt the Great Plains.  

June 10, 11, 12, 13 I am a Pioneer

So, you want to be a pioneer? Experience a week on the frontier! Make butter and strawberry jam, build a covered wagon, play pioneer games and more!

June 17, 18, 19, 20 Everywhere Art 
Art is everywhere, if you know how to find it! Discover art in nature and everyday objects. Where wil you find YOU find your next masterpiece?

June 24, 25, 26, 27 Crazy Texas Weather 
Living in Lubbock can be pretty crazy when it comes to dealing with the weather. Learn about the different types of Lubbock weather patterns and what makes them unique.

 

JULY

The Landmark will be closed Friday, July 4th Happy Independence Day!

July Youth Classes

July 8, 9, 10, 11  Adventures in Archaeology
Be an Archaeologist for the week!  Use detective skills to solve an archaeological mystery.  Learn about archaeology, tour a real excavation site, and learn how archaeologists solve mysteries of the past.

July 15, 16, 17, 18  Music -N- Nature
Do you hear what I hear? Sounds are all around us, from the birds to the wind. Come and learn about what you are hearing when you are outside, make music through nature, create your own instruments and much more!



Saturday, July 12 Archaeology in Action
Here's your chance to see "archaeology in action" as you interact with the excavators and the lab crew. Visit all of the places not usually open to the public during this special event!

Join us from 9 am until 4 pm for activities including:
Simulated Archaeology Excavations
Pottery Puzzles
Animal Track Art
Spear Throwing

Tours to this year's excavation and to the lab
begin in the Interpretive Center at:
9:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm

Saturday, July 12 Night Hike
Join guides to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 8:30 p.m., to begin your adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops).

 

AUGUST

Saturday, August 9 Night Hike
Join guides to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 8:20 p.m., to begin your adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops) and bring a bottle of water.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 6 Hike 4 Health
Join the Landmark and our community and University partners for a morning of getting active, learning new information and hiking through the lush Yellowhouse Draw.  Come and go from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m!  The event is free for the public, and family-friendly!

Saturday, September 13 Night Hike
Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 7:45 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops).

Yellowhouse Draw 

 

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 11 Night Hike
Join guides to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 7:00 p.m. to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops).

NOVEMBER

Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday,
November 27 through Sunday, November 30.
We will re-open Tuesday, December 2.

DECEMBER

Closed for the Christmas holidays
beginning Sunday, December 21st.
We will re-open Friday, January 2, 2015.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated December 9, 2014