Nature Based Soul Care
Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

Nature Based Soul Care

We will be attending the natural world as it reminds us of who we are in the eyes of the Sacred. This walk will provide practice, space and time to develop discernment and trust as we build new connections to nature’s hidden capacities for soul care and spiritual direction.

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation

“Be praised, my Lord, through all creatures.” St Francis of Assisi. Come celebrate the animals that make our lives special. Bring your pet, leashed or crated, to the Headwaters Sanctuary entrance for a special blessing on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Not comfortable bringing your pet, bring a photo or stuffed animal. The program will be led by Sister Martha Ann Kirk and the “Arts for Christian Worship” Class. Dress for the weather conditions. Pet blessing certificates will be provided. Co-sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word Liturgical Outreach and The San Antonio Archdiocesan Task Force on Laudato Si. 

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3rd Friday Birding: With Christine Turnbull
Oct
20
8:30am 8:30am

3rd Friday Birding: With Christine Turnbull

Come take a leisurely walk through the Sanctuary with Christine Turnbull, one of our birding specialists.

Upcoming Dates: Nov 17 Tom & Patsy Inglet – Dec 15 Patty Leslie Pasztor

Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12.

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The Great Hush
Nov
8
9:30am 9:30am

The Great Hush

We will practice Pranayama - breath refinement, Asana - gentle stretching, and centering techniques to release tension and quiet the mind outdoors in the beautiful natural environment of the Lourdes Grotto. 

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The Great Hush
Nov
15
9:30am 9:30am

The Great Hush

We will practice Pranayama - breath refinement, Asana - gentle stretching, and centering techniques to release tension and quiet the mind outdoors in the beautiful natural environment of the Lourdes Grotto. 

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The Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Presence
Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Presence

  • Mabee Library Auditorium, University of the Incarnate Word (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Medicine Wheels are stone structures with cosmological and geographical significance, built by Native Americans across North America over the past 10,000 years. This presentation is on the history and purpose of these structures and how Headwaters plans to incorporate one into our landscape as a way to educate the general public.

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The Great Hush
Nov
22
9:30am 9:30am

The Great Hush

We will practice Pranayama - breath refinement, Asana - gentle stretching, and centering techniques to release tension and quiet the mind outdoors in the beautiful natural environment of the Lourdes Grotto. 

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The Great Hush
Nov
29
9:30am 9:30am

The Great Hush

We will practice Pranayama - breath refinement, Asana - gentle stretching, and centering techniques to release tension and quiet the mind outdoors in the beautiful natural environment of the Lourdes Grotto.

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Headwaters and the Brackenridge Era - Headwaters History Series - FULL
Dec
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Headwaters and the Brackenridge Era - Headwaters History Series - FULL

From the San Antonio Water Works to the park bearing his name, George Washington Brackenridge and his 280 acres of fertile land along the San Antonio River laid a strong foundation for our city. Come enjoy a history walk around a portion of his former property at the Headwaters at Incarnate Word

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3rd Friday Birding: With Patsy Leslie Pasztor
Sep
15
8:30am 8:30am

3rd Friday Birding: With Patsy Leslie Pasztor

Come take a leisurely walk through the Sanctuary with one of our birding specialist.

Upcoming: Oct 20 Christine Turnbull – Nov 17 Tom & Patsy Inglet – Dec 15 Patty Leslie Pasztor

Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12.

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Environmental Film Series: REVOLUTION
Aug
7
3:30pm 3:30pm

Environmental Film Series: REVOLUTION

  • CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“In this highly anticipated follow up to the hit Sharkwater, film-maker Rob Stewart brings us on an adventure 3.5 billion years in the making – from the evolution of life to the revolution underway to save us. Filmed over four years in 15 countries, Revolution captures some of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles ever recorded, and gives audiences a firsthand look into the biggest battle ever fought.

 

 Joining the activists and youth fighting to save their future, Stewart’s journey of hope is startling, beautiful and provocative, revealing this crisis as an opportunity for everyone to become a hero…

Revolution has already won ten awards at top film festivals around the world”

                                                                                                therevolutionmovie.com                              Run time:  90 min

       

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Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza

Avoid the afternoon heat!
Join us at the Headwaters Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza.
Location: Mabee Library Auditorium, University of the Incarnate Word

July 29 Screenings:
1:00 pm "Written on Water"
"Written on Water focuses on the Ogallala Aquifer and examines the conflicts, politics, economics and groundwater depletion in the High Plains region. The film presents perspectives on water conservation, individual property rights, state policy and science, as well as the fallout these issues have on the human story that often go unseen. Written on Water does not offer easy answers but rather seeks to spark discussion about the complexities in developing sustainable water usage in communities where the reality of groundwater decline is colliding with a cultural legacy of independence and self-determination."
A Deep Time Media Production

2:15 pm "Watershed"
"If we see the Colorado River as just a river, we are overlooking a natural engine that powers both our economy and our environment. We created WATERSHED to raise awareness to the idea that this river is the canary in the coalmine. If business, government and citizens come together and make some changes, the might Colorado can continue to serve us." Robert Redford

3:45 pm "Revolution"
“In this highly anticipated follow up to the hit Sharkwater, film-maker Rob Stewart brings us on an adventure 3.5 billion years in the making – from the evolution of life to the revolution underway to save us. Filmed over four years in 15 countries, Revolution captures some of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles ever recorded, and gives audiences a firsthand look into the biggest battle ever fought.

Joining the activists and youth fighting to save their future, Stewart’s journey of hope is startling, beautiful and provocative, revealing this crisis as an opportunity for everyone to become a hero…Revolution has already won ten awards at top film festivals around the world.”
therevolutionmovie.com

For additional information call 210-828-2224 x 280.

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Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza
Jul
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza

Excape the heat!
Come to the Headwaters Summer Environmental Film Extravaganza!
Offered July 22 & July 29
Location: Mabee Library Auditorium on University of the Incarnate Word Campus. (Campus parking available.)

July 22 Screenings:
1:00 pm "Green Fire- Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time"
"Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community." Aldo Leopold Foundation

2:15 pm "Love Thy Nature"
“Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature – and takes us on a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world…The winner of 26 awards, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while showing that a renewed connection with nature is key – not only to our wellbeing, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.” LoveThyNature.com

3:45 pm "Before The Flood"
“…Presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand…With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news…Before The Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the word due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.” Before the Flood.com

For more information call 201-828-2224 x 280.

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Global Water Dances
Jun
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Global Water Dances

Convened by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk of the Incarnate Word Sisters International Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation Committee

U-15 performance

@ the Blue Hole on the UIW campus

Saturday, June 24th at 7pm

   To get to the Blue Hole, sacred headwaters of the San Antonio River: 

Exit Hildebrand from 281 and head East

Left on Broadway, past main entrance to UIW

Left on Katherine Ct to enter campus

URBAN-15 is supported in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the John L. Santikos Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Bexar County Department of Community Resources, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, HEB Tournament of Champions, Union Pacific Foundation, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, VuTURE ART, and Friends of URBAN-15.

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