Landmark landscape

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

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Saturday, March 14 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 7:54 p.m., so we will begin at 7:24 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

March 17, 18, 19 Spring Break Fest
Classes during Spring Break Fest 2015 are for ages 5-10 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

prairie dogs

Join us Tuesday, March 17th - Thursday, March 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to learn more about how living creatures survive and thrive.

Systems of the Plains

Biomes - Locate and create animal dens, burrows, holes, and nests
Communication - Plains Indian sign language, rock art, and signals
Tracking - Coyotes, prairie dogs, rabbits, birds, and snakes

Registration closes Friday, March 13th. Classes are free to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register your child, contact Susan at 742 1116 or at landmark.education@ttu.edu.

March 20 The Landmark is closed for Spring Break

APRIL

Saturday, April 18 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 8:20 p.m., so we will begin at 7:50 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.


MAY

May 5-8 Environmental Awareness Week
National Environmental Education Week is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education, inspiring enviromental learning and stewardship for students K-6. Teachers, to register your students, contact Susan at 742 1116 or at landmark.education@ttu.edu

Saturday, May 16 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 8:41 p.m., so we will begin at 8:11 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

Yellowhouse Draw

JUNE

Beginning Tuesday, June 2 Summer Youth Classes

Amazing Summer Adventures - June 2 through July 17
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.

Amazing Summer Adventures provide learning experiences for the following age groups: *5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-10 year olds. Students will be outside most of the time each day. Please supply your child with a hat or cap, sun screen, insect repellant, and a water bottle. Students will be working with paint, glue, markers, and other non-traditional supplies; it will be messy and fun so they should dress accordingly. Wear close-toed shoes, NO SANDALS, NO FLIP-FLOPS.

*Children must be 5 years old before June 1st and have been to kindergarten, Headstart, or other curriculum-based home school or day care program.

Registration begins Thursday, May 1st
Admission is FREE

For more information about Amazing Summer Adventures or to register your child(ren)
call 806 742 1116 or email landmark.education@ttu.edu


June 2, 3, 4, 5 Explore! Navigate! Communicate!
How did the Southern High Plains get on the map? Follow the trails of Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, Texas cowboy Rollie Burns, and the ancient Clovis people. Learn how to survey land with GPS, and create maps of the Landmark and geo-cache for objects. Create codes and discover how people talked to each other without phones or computers. 

June 9, 10, 11, 12 Learning Legends and Storytelling

Are you known for your amazing stories? Stories were shared in different ways using different materials and resources. Join us and learn how to tell spellbinding stories in the American Indian tradition. Learn the many ways stories were shared; create your own designs on pottery, ledgers, and other matierials.

June 16, 17, 18, 19 Bio-Mimicry: Life-Imitation 
Life is filled with patterns: a spider's web, a bird's nest, an ant's trail. Learn how human invention imitates patterns and structures of the natural world. Imitate nature and create inventions of your own.

June 23, 24, 25, 26 Predators of the Plains 
Learn about the vicious predators of the Plains. Explore predator and prey relationships, dissect owl pellets, and get tangles in food webs.

 

Saturday, June 20 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 9:00 p.m., so we will begin at 8:30 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

JULY

The Landmark will be closed Saturday, July 4th
for the Independence Day holiday!

July Youth Classes

July 7, 8, 9, 10  Archaeology in Action
Archaeology and Paleontology, is there a difference? Do we dig up dinosaurs? What is archaeology? Why is archaeology important to our lives today? Investigate answers to these questions as you participate in archaeological activities. Talk to a real archaeologist and visit a real research laboratory.

July 14, 15, 16, 17 Radical Reptiles and Their Habitat
What is a Texas Horned Lizard? What kinds of snakes call the Landmark home? What is a turtle's habitat? Who are reptile predators? Learn fun facts about reptiles of the Plains ... not as slimy as you think!


Saturday, July 11 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!

 

Saturday, July 18 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 8:20 p.m., so we will begin at 7:50 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 15 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 8:35 p.m., so we will begin at 8:05 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 19 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 8:00 p.m., so we will begin at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

Great Horned Owl 

 

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 10 Festival of Cultural Heritage
Join us as we celebrate the many cultures who have called the Landmark home over thousands of years. Details to be announced.

Saturday, October 17 Night Hike
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 7:13 p.m., so we will begin at 6:43 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting.

 

NOVEMBER

Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday,
November 26 through Sunday, November 29.
We will re-open Tuesday, December 1.

 

DECEMBER

Closed for the Christmas holidays
according to the Texas Tech University schedule.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated February 11, 2015