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Story, Place, Community, and Belonging w/ Drs. Emeny & Young 6/22 7-9pm

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wildcat Bluff Board President, Dr. Mary Emeny and Executive Director, Dr. Vivien Young recently earned their doctorates in Transformational Leadership.  Their dissertations explored different areas of a conversation broadly revolving around what it is to belong to place, to something larger than ourselves, in community, to the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, and our place in a larger story.

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HISTORIC SITES TOUR w/ DR. PAUL KATZ 6/25 9-11AM

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am

WILDCAT BLUFF NATURE CENTER HISTORIC SITES TOUR

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is rich in cultural history as well as natural history. This walking tour will visit four sites dating to the first half of the 20th century, ranging from industrial to recreational and from extractive to artistic. We will also view and cross over a 19th century trail to Santa Fe.  

This is a limited participation tour, so please call us at 806-352-6007 to reserve your spot, or email us at info@wildcatbluff.org

Cost $5.

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HABITAT COMPLEXITY: Why is it Important to everyone? Sat. 6/4.10-11:15am

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:15am

We will be talking about the importance of micro- and macro-habitat management (managing for small areas like around Libb's trail vs. managing for large areas like all Wildcat Bluff), and finding the right balance between too much and too little complexity for the success of those that live there. 

Why is it important to the survival of organisms and why do we need to do anything?

Tiffany Lamb is an engaging, funny and knowledgeable presenter. You're going to love this!

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SUMMER HALF-DAY CAMPS: Kids and Families with LIVE ANIMALS

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Friday, July 15, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

This summer we are providing a series of fun, nature-based half-day camps from 9:00 am to noon on four Fridays and Saturdays. These programs will be led by Lisa Talley from Lone Star Tails and Scales and other staff.

Targeted towards kids 7-11 years old and open to their parents and older siblings too, these fun, educational programs will feature morning hikes, and live animals, and hands-on artistic  and/or science projects.

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HISTORY: PANHANDLE FROM SOUP TO NUTS 5/7 @10am

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:15pm

Not quite soup to nuts, more like..... the dawn of time to Helium and beyond, if you get the picture. An overview of known history. It'll be a rush!

Master Naturalist, Wes Phillips will begin with the Clovis mammoth hunters about 13,000 years ago; then Folsom hunters and giant bison; Into the great drought when the panhandle was barren and few people lived here. 

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NATURE PRESENTATION:Texas Wild: 4/2 at 10:00 am

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Texas Wild: Trying to save the planet one TV show at a time, with Professor Ray Matlack

Texas Wild is a new wildlife series on PBS created and hosted by two wildlife biologists turned videographers, Dr. Raymond Matlack and Jessie Story. Check out this channel for updates, behind the scenes and to view their latest video.  

We'll hear all about what Prof Matlack and his partner Jessie Story are up to.   Ray is among the best of the best! Engaging, informative and deeply passionate about wildlife. This presentation is sure to be quite amazing!

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CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS with JON REVETT 3/23 6:30-8:30

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp and the Legacy of Land Art

Revett’s topic for Cultural Conversations will be a lecture about Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp, the iconic work of land art 15 miles Northwest of Amarillo, along with a brief history of land and environmental art. The Ramp was built in 1973, and attracts from visitors all over the world. However, few locals go to see the work, or even know of its existence. Revett aims to shed light on Amarillo Ramp and other works that deal with environment on a grand scale. 

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