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McAllen: Nature Photo Contest

 

Valley Land Fund Southern Exposures is presenting its 6th annual Nature Photo Contest. 

Contest is FREE and open to kids and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. 

  • Division 1: 6-9 years old
  • Division 2: 10-13 years old
  • Division 3: 14-18 years old

Submit your photos online in one of the following eight categories before the deadline date July 31.

  1. Mammals & Birds
  2. All Other Wildlife
  3. Waterscape & Landscapes
  4. Plant Life
  5. Ranches & Farms
  6. Digital Art
  7. Sunrise & Sunset
  8. Night Photography

Winners will receive cash prices and be announced at the awards ceremony on August 21 at 7:00pm at Quinta Mazatlan. Every participant will receive a free t-shirt and have a photo featured in the multi-media evening show at the awards ceremony. 

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Summer Life Skills at Quinta Mazatlan

Summer has arrived! Now you  have a chance to take that photography class you've always been wanting to take or try something new, like kayaking. You are guaranteed to have fun while learning something new with one of these amazing classes. Come enjoy the outdoors with one of the fun and adventurous Summer Classes that are being offered at our historical nature and birding center, La Quinta Mazatlan. 

Cost and ages: Vary

Location: La Quinta Mazatlan located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen

Call (956) 681-3370 for more details or click here

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Great American Clean-Up in McAllen!

 

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Help us clean our community!

This Spring, your group can make a visible difference in our community by joining us for the Keep Texas Beautiful Great American Cleanup! We will clean various areas of our community.  Online registration now available @ www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Meeting location: McAllen Municipal Park (1921 N. Bicentennial) 7:30am-12pm

For more volunteer infomation call 956-681-4562 (groups & individuals welcomed)

Register online at www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org

McAllen: Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlan

BirdBanding resized 600Have you ever wondered how scientists gather information on bird population and migration patterns.  Come out to Quinta Mazatlan and enjoy an evening in nature with one of the Rio Grande Valley's own birders.

Learn all about the process of bird banding, and the information gathered through it with Mark Conway at Quinta Mazatlan from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th, as he takes you on a journey through a day in the life of a bird bander.

Read the rest of this article:

http://www.themonitor.com/mvtc/community/bird-banding-comes-to-the-valley-march/article_9ecf4668-aebd-11e3-a58c-0017a43b2370.html?mode=story

Quinta Mazatlan presents Moon Over Mazatlan Rio Carnaval 2014!

We are planning a fabulous night in RIO--March 20th--inspired by Rio de Janeiro--

featuring a Samba Dance in the Woods, South Texas Capoeira Brazilian Dance, Bombrasil Band from Houston with Samba Dancers--and a delicious Brazilian Feast.  All designed to raise funds for native trees and the creation of a wildlife pond.

RIO CARNAVAL 2014!

Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Join us for an evening of fun, fantasy and mystique!

Advance Reservation Required- individual tickets $100

Guest are encouraged to wear WHITE- Rio style!

South Texas Capoeira will be entertaining you under the stars!!!

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McAllen: Ocelot Conservation Day at Gladys Porter Zoo- March 8

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Join us in celebrating the beautiful ocelot of the Rio Grande Valley at Ocelot Conservation Day! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Gladys Porter Zoo are hosting a special day to highlight ocelots, the small, wild cats native to South Texas. There will be a variety of fun ocelot related activities for families to enjoy.

On the main stage we will have performances by Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist, followed by an ocelot from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program. Plus, mention ocelot at the admission gate and get a 20% discount off an adult or child admission. The event is free with regular paid admission or Zoo membership.

What:  Ocelot Consercation Day

When:  Satruday, March 8, 2014

Where:  Gladys Porter Zoo-500 Ringgold Street Brownsville, TX 78520

Time:  10:00am to 4:00pm

Ocelot Soiree at Gladys Porter Zoo-Friday, March 7th

OcelotThe Friends of the Laguna Wildlife Refuge and Gladys Porter Zoo invite you to join them at the Ocelot Soiree, an intimate evening with an ocelot, on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gladys Porter Zoo. Soiree attendees will enjoy fine wine and hor d’ oevres fit for an ocelot’s pallet, world music by Adrian Foncerrada and a private show by Sihil, Cincinnati Zoo’s ocelot. As well as, an ocelot inspired auction, amazing photographs of five wild cats in Tamaulipas and ocelot update by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist.

Proceeds from the Ocelot Soiree will help the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, raise money for education and conservation efforts to ensure the long-term survival of ocelots in the Rio Grande Valley. For ticket information, call Paul Cardile, Friends of the Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge at (956) 748-3607 or (956) 832-3905, credit card payments only.

McAllen: El Nopal- Y tu firma

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Te gustaria ser parte de la historia de McAllen?  Esta es tu oportunidad! Folletos, Posters, Camisetas….. Y tu firma en todos ellos. Date prisa porque el tiempo se acaba!

 

 

 

Buckets of Fun! Make LOVE HEARTS, with Nature! In McAllen only!

Buckets of Fun! Make LOVE HEARTS, with Nature!

When

Thursday February 13, 2014 
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Where

Quinta Mazatlan
600 Sunset Dr.
McAllen  Texas  USA

(956) 681-3370

A different animal "host" will introduce a new element of nature each week, using a simple bucket, a song, and a forest full of wonders!

Ages: Born in the last 5 years

Dates: Thursdays (January- April)

Time: 9:30 am- 10:30am

Fee: $2 per child, $3 per adult No reservation required.

McAllen- Prickly Pear: Put Your Signature on It!

Would you like to be a part of McAllen History?  Here's your chance!  Flyers, Posters, T-Shirts...OH MY!  And your signature will be all over them.  Hurry because time is running out!

Click the link for Registration Form:

Registration Form

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