Woodlands Trail Closure
The Woodlands Trail in the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed August 19-29 and September 2-12, 2014, while park staff and an AmeriCorps crew apply herbicide to trifoliate orange, an invasive non-native shrub that has become problematic in that area.
Curriculum-based educational programs
The Preserve offers a range of curriculum-based education programs for students from pre-K through 12th grade. These programs are offered both in the Preserve and at local schools.
For more information, contact us at (409) 951-6700.
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife and the environment. Big Thicket National Preserve staff are certified as Project WILD instructors and can both lead programs and teach others to lead them. The suite of Project WILD programs includes Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Project WILD Science and Civics, and Growing up Wild. For more information about these programs, please call the Preserve at (409) 951-6720, or email e-mail us.
Big Thicket National Preserve is recruiting local teachers for our summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. This is a professional development program in which teachers work with Preserve staff to develop educational programs and materials for use in the Preserve and in the classroom. Teachers receive a stipend and 3 hours of graduate credit. The program consists of approximately 6 weeks of work in June and July; exact starting and ending dates are flexible. For more information, please contact e-mail us, or call (409) 951-6720.
Did You Know?
The ivory-billed woodpecker, once considered extinct, was last seen in the Big Thicket in 1967 near the Neches River. Recent sightings in Arkansas give a glimmer of hope for its return.