“…Sand Wars takes us around the world as it tracks the contractors, sand smugglers and unscrupulous property developers involved in the new gold rush, and meets the environmentalists and local populations struggling to reverse the threat to the future of this resource that we all take for granted.” www.denisdelestrac.com/movies
Join the Alamo Area Master Naturalists as they screen Headwaters at Incarnate Word’s copy of Living in the Future’s Past. This community screening is open to the public, but seating is limited. Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might impact emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many.
The Celtic tradition has always honored “thin places” as places where heaven and earth are closely connected. This walk will offer quiet meditations that reflect the Celtic vision that enables us to see “thin places” of healing and mystery right before our eyes. Retreat leader and author, Sylvia Maddox, M.T.S., will conduct the walk. She is the co-author of “Praying with Celtic Saints.” The program is limited to 12.
Passionvine, Pearl Milkweed and Pigeonberry are just three of the multitude of plants growing among ancient, towering oaks in this remnant urban forest, one of San Antonio’s critical ecological resources. This walk is an exploration of the plants and vital, complex ecology of the bottomland woods along the Great Oak Trail.
Snap Pictures, Get Pizza! Come out to meet the challenge in a statewide effort to see which city can document the most species. This is a great opportunity to apply your iNaturalist training from Headwaters’ workshops. To participate, snap pictures of flora and fauna using the iNaturalist app. Pizza will be provided for Headwaters’ contestants while supplies last!
“…Division Street takes us on a road-trip that looks at the promise of wildlife corridors, the potential for ‘greening’ our highway system, and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today.” www.greenplanetfilms.org
“...[see] the astounding migration experience as two generations of the butterflies migrate north and then a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico – to a place it has never been!” www.theflightof thebutterflies.com
Join us for the 25th Annual Basura Bash at the Headwaters Sanctuary. Make your Saturday morning count! Register online now at basurabash.org.
Join us for an iNaturalist workshop! Become a citizen scientist. iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. Participants will walk through what iNaturalist is, how to use it in the Texas Nature Trackers program, and how to use both the website and phone apps. The classroom portion will be followed up with a BioBlitz in the Sanctuary, collecting and sharing data with the iNaturalist network.
Mr. Jon Zeitler will present “Realities of Climate Change” followed by the screening of Living in the Future’s Past.
This workshop will cover the Invaders of Texas Citizen Science Program and focus on training citizen scientists to identify and report invasive plants..
Dr. Kramer will present “The Water Future of Texas” followed by a screening of Saving Atlantis.
Racing Extinction, a Discovery Channel documentary released in 2015, is full of beautiful and horrifying images that are not easily forgotten.
[Straws]…leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
"The natural inherited wildness in our blood runs true on its glorious course as invincible and unstoppable as stars." John Muir
“Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist, farmer, John Muir (4/21/1838-12/24/1914) was all these things and more. Nearly a century after his death, this Scottish American is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental movement and the founder of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States.” pbs.org
FUN FOR ALL AGES! Located on the grounds of the historic Brackenridge Villa with free admission and parking. Learn about our rivers and creeks, the Blue Hole, our local urban wildlife, native plants, the Headwaters Sanctuary, and endangered species. Discover ways you can protect and preserve our natural world.
With Thoreau’s essay “Walking” as a “guide” we will walk, experience, explore, find a center and a rhythm within the walk itself that has a measure we can keep. Notation, response, some sharing, some solitude, and some conversation with the nature will structure this literary pilgrimage.
Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome.
Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America - Film Series: Environmental Conservationists and Activists
“From the moment David Brower first witnessed the extraordinary beauty of the Yosemite Valley, his life was tied to the fight to preserve the American wilds for future generations… At the center of the film are the very themes that absorbed Brower throughout his life: the threatened beauty of the American earth, the spiritual connection between humans and the great outdoors, and the moral obligation to preserve what is left of the world's natural wonders… Brower was the first executive director of the Sierra Club…” Bullfrogfilms.com
Learn about butterfly rearing in your home or in a classroom setting! This workshop will offer information about proper butterfly terminology, the benefits of butterflies in your garden, and the most desirable butterfly host plants for your garden spaces. Butterfly rearing cages ($25+tax each) and native milkweed plants ($9+tax each) will be available for purchase!
Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome.
“She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness.” pbs.org
“Few know his name today but his ideas about making city life healthy, green and just are right for our times..Jens Jensen made this the point of his life's work when Chicago was considered the worst place on earth to live. The 21st century is seeing the fastest period of urban growth in human history. Today, more than ever, we need an icon like Jens Jensen to inspire citizens, business and civic leaders to make the modern city livable.” jensjensenthelivinggreen.org