Top 3 Sites for Invasive Species Hunters During Austin Museum Day

Commander Ben with a Giant Reed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin has a lot of great museums to learn about science, the arts, and more! The annual Austin Museum Day will be this Sunday, September 23, and it’s a great way to get to know the exhibits and participate in fun activities all for free!

All the museums will have great events, and if you’re an inspiring invasive hunter, you’ll find the following museums a lot of fun for learning about science and nature, including how to protect our native ecosystem against invasive species.

1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The nice thing about the Wildflower Center is that you can see the native plants up close. Most of the plants have name tags along with some identifying information which makes it very easy to learn how to identify them when you see them in the wild.

2. Austin Nature and Science Center

This is a great place with lots of live animals which represent native animals species you can find right here in the wilds of central Texas!

And something really special about this place is that you can bring a piece of the natural world that you may have found at your own home and leave it with this museum. And for doing this, you will receive credits that allow you to browse what other kids have traded-in.

But not only do you get to browse, you can use your credits to take home a treasure that another kid has traded-in. These are basically free souvenirs! 😉  And while you’re touring the Austin Nature Science Center, see if you can spot a Giant Reed!

3. Texas Natural Science Center

Be sure to stop by the Texas Natural Science Center and enjoy Family Fossil Day from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Maybe some of these fossils were invasives back in their day! 🙂

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And of course next month, you’ll want to be part of the Invasive Hunter Academy to complete your training at the UT Austin Environmental Science Institute’s next “Hot Science. Cool Talks.” presentation on October 26, 2012.

Your friend,
Ben

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