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Lone Star College-Montgomery hosts free, family-friendly event

Kids can paddle in a kayak at the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lone Star College-Montgomery. All activities are free.

Learn and play at the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling, Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The annual, free, family-friendly event gives children and adults the opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors and learn about the natural environment.

Visitors will learn through live demonstrations and unique hands-on experiences. Experts from several fields and agencies, including Mercer Botanical gardens and the Texas A&M Forest Service, will be on hand to teach expo-goers everything about landscaping, gardening and the critters and insects that live in your yard. Take advantage of the free tree giveaway: transport it home, plant it, care for it and watch it grow.

For the little ones, the Family Adventure Zone will let their imaginations run wild. Children will have the opportunity to make a bird feeder, take a look at a live screech owl, climb a rock wall, jump in a kayak, dig in the dirt with earthworms and participate in archery, fishing, and so much more. Smokey Bear will also be on hand to take pictures with the whole family. For a list of all the kid-friendly activities visit lonestar.edu/wildlife-adventure. Prizes are available for children who complete a number of activities on the day-of discovery passport.

Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Boy Scouts can check badges components off their list as they learn about kayak and boating safety, orienteering and animal rescue/rehabilitation with the Friends of Texas Wildlife. 

More than 5,000 guests attend this exciting event every year. Booths and exhibits at the Expo are free and designed to raise awareness of environmental issues, wildfire prevention, and encourage families to get back outside and in touch with nature. To complete the free registration process visit lonestar.edu/wildlife-booths.

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

For this event, enter the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus using the West Campus Drive entrance, labeled number three. For the safety and comfort of others, no pets allowed on the grounds during the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling. For more information visit lonestar.edu/WildlifeExpo.

See more pictures of the event from last year here.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow¹s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.