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Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo, Spring Fling Offer Free Fun for Everyone

March 22 Event Features Outdoor Adventures

A firefighter helping a child shoot a small fire hose
Family fun is in store at the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo, to be held on Saturday, March 22, at Lone Star College-Montgomery.
Power down those computers and turn off those televisions, it’s time for you and your family to get outside for the annual Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling.

The Expo is designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds learn how to better care for their land and reconnect with nature. Whether you want to learn the basics or are looking for some tips and tricks, there are experts on-site to answer questions about trees, plants, water, wildlife, forests, fish and ponds.

The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus, 3200 College Park Dr. in Conroe.

“This is a great way for everyone to get outside and have fun together – and learn a little something in the process,” said John Warner, urban district forester with Texas A&M Forest Service and one of the event founders.

Throughout the day there will be live demonstrations, musical performances and exciting giveaways. Children can join in on the fun in their own Adventure Zone where they can paddle around in a kayak, brush up on their archery skills and even have their picture taken with the wildfire prevention icon, Smokey Bear.

There will be an opportunity for members of Girl Scout, Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and American Heritage Girl organizations to work toward earning badges. In addition to completing badge components, participants will receive their very own official Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo patch. To find out what components can be fulfilled at Expo, check for your organization’s “Activity Sheet” on the Expo website (http://expo.tamu.edu/).

Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling is co-sponsored by Lone Star College-Montgomery, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, along with the Montgomery County Beautification Association and the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

So, drop that remote and gather the family; now is your chance to play for a day and learn for a lifetime.

For more information about the Expo, go to http://expo.tamu.edu/.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273.7000, or visitwww.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.