Outdoor Learning Programs Available

Back in July, we presented a program on monarch butterflies at the Brownwood Area Community Garden. Children from the local Kinder Kare were so excited to learn about these important pollinators and their incredible migration across the country each year. Do you have a group of kids who would enjoy learning about monarchs, pollinators, wildflowers, […]

Volunteer Call-Out for Ground-Truthing GPR Results

Verifying Targets & Features in the Clovis Field Survey For the past six years archeologists, and a small army of volunteers from the Gault School of Archeological Research (GSAR), and various local archeology societies have been working in western Mills County about 10 miles west of Goldthwaite, TX. Situated near the Pecan Bayou, a tributary […]

Tails and Tales: Nature, Art and Reading Camp

We kicked off the first official day of summer with our Nature, Art & Reading Camp. We started the morning learning about edible and medicinal plants in the garden, followed by story time in the amphitheater. The kids drew their names on special journals that we took into the garden to sketch inspirations in nature. […]

Summer STEM Camp

We had a great time collaborating with the community to put on a Summer STEM Camp for the kids. The event was sponsored by Invenergy through a generous donation. We co-hosted this three day event with the Jennie Trent Dew Library and utilized a number of local helpers. On the first day, Bryan Gentsch led […]

Goldthwaite Middle School Butterfly Garden Update

What a wonderful display of wildflowers at the Goldthwaite Middle School Butterfly Garden, thanks to the hard work of Joy Hayes-Gates. The Elementary school gardens are also looking beautiful these days thanks to the rain and continued help from local volunteer Doug Holtzclaw. Stop by to see a variety of colorful flowers and to watch […]

You’re invited! Land Stewardship: A Conversation About Conservation

When: Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m.Where: Goldthwaite Pavilion Thanks to a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and The Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS), Mills County has been given the opportunity to have a Community Conversation. Jennie Trent Dew Library Director Susan Lindsey looked at various topics and decided land stewardship is […]

5th Annual Waking Up With Wildflowers

When: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10amWhere: Goldthwaite Welcome CenterCost: $10Questions: 325-451-0487 It’s our 5th annual Waking Up with Wildflowers! Enjoy locally made coffee and treats from Pecans.com while strolling through our garden full of wildflowers with Savannah Early. This is a great chance to learn about native plants and socialize with friends in a beautiful setting. […]

Lights Out Texas April 19th-May 7th

Join us in promoting Lights Out Texas! Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate through the US, mostly under the cover of darkness. This mass movement of birds must contend with a dramatically increasing but still largely unrecognized threat: light pollution. Light pollution harms birds, but you can help. The ProblemU.S. bird populations are declining […]

New Year’s Nature Art Activity

Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly activity that will get your kiddos out in nature this weekend? Nature Mandalas, or nature “circles”, represent life’s ever-changing cycles and the beauty of New Beginnings. Now is the perfect time to head out in nature and create a beautiful work of art in honor of the new year. Follow […]

Nature Mandala Workshop

This past Saturday, Texas Botanical Gardens hosted a Nature Mandala workshop. The morning was all about enjoying the beautiful garden, while celebrating the changing season and creating nature art. The workshop started off with a creative flow meditation for adults and yoga for the kiddos. The fun continued with painting rocks for the center of […]