Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Join us for Winter Fun!




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Consider a sponsorship of one of our 2017 Special Events.  Call 817.860.6752 or e-mail beckyn@riverlegacy.org.

 Upcoming Events
Beginner's Adult Yoga Series
10 am, Oct. 1-Dec. 17, River Legacy Living Science Center. Beginner's yoga with a forest view, led by a certified yoga instructor. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Cost is $5 per class; $20 for 5 classes or $44 for all 11 classes. Call 817.860.6752 to register. Remaining classes: Dec. 10; Dec. 17

Nature Adventurers: Adventures With Woodpeckers!
10 am-11:30 am, Dec. 8, River Legacy Living Science Center. Children ages 2 years 6months to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver will participate in a hands-on lesson, classroom activities, story and song time, and go on a guided nature walk. Cost is $15 per child/adult pair per class with $5 for 1 additional child. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752, ext. 102. Next Nature Adventurers: Jan. 12 for Adventures with Snakes!

Artini Hour
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Dec. 8, River Legacy Living Science Center. Create reusable gift boxes just in time for the holidays. Instruction, supplies and a tasty adult beverage provided. This month's featured drink is a Salted Caramel White Russian. Wine and light appetizers will also be served. Cost is $15 per person. Ages 21 & up only; driver's license required.  Register online here. For more information, call 817.860.6752. 

10 am - 2 pm, Dec. 10, River Legacy Living Science Center. Naturalists will help Scouts complete some or all of the necessary requirements to achieve the certain badges or journeys listed here. All materials are provided, however badges are not supplied by River Legacy Living Science Center. Cost is $10 per scout/sibling; parents/chaperones are free. No refund available. Great Raffle Prizes from REI! Register online here. 

Saturday Story Time
11 am, Dec. 17, River Legacy Living Science Center. Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories presented by a librarian from Arlington Public Libraries. Stay after for related activity. FREE. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Dec. 23-26 - River Legacy Living Science Center closed for Christmas holiday.

On the Border Gives Back to River Legacy!
11 am - 11 pm, Dec. 27, On the Border, North Copeland Road. Take a break from holiday leftovers and enjoy a delicious meal at On the Border on North Copeland on Dec. 27. Show this flier, either printed or on your mobile device, and River Legacy will receive 20% of the day's sales. Next On the Border Give Back Night: Jan. 31.












Check out our full calendar of events at www.riverlegacy.org.

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December 2016


See Nature Education in Action 
through this 360 Video!

 

Our friends at 900lbs of Creative filmed this interactive 360 video to highlight the nature education programs at River Legacy Living Science Center. Check it out to see what your gifts help support and please consider supporting nature education with your year-end donations. Donate online today and your gift will be doubled thanks to our $25,000 matching challenge grant!

Join us for FUN Winter Break Activities!

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Connect with nature and enjoy some fun family activities at River Legacy Living Science Center over the Winter Break!
  • Magnificent Mammals - Wednesday, Dec. 28
    Join River Legacy Naturalists this winter to explore a few of the Magnificent Mammals that live in and around the Science Center! Learn all about some of our Animal Ambassadors and make a fun animal craft.
  • Radical Reptiles - Thursday, Dec. 29 
     
    Join River Legacy Naturalists this winter to explore a few of the Radical Reptiles that populate our River Legacy woodlands! Learn all about some of our Animal Ambassadors and make a fun animal craft.
  • Guided Hikes - Friday, Dec. 30
     
    Join River Legacy Naturalists this winter to explore the trails around River Legacy Living Science Center! Learn and explore the plants and animals who call our trails home and make a craft to use on your next hiking adventure! 
Cost for each activity is $2 per person. Choose from one of three available times of 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm for each day's activity. Registration for the activities will begin at 9 am the day of the event. Recommended for children 2 and up with a responsible adult. For more information, call 817.860.6752.

Give the Gift of Nature from River Legacy!

Looking for some unique gift-giving ideas this holiday season? Consider the following options for everyone on your list (including our own Animal Ambassadors!):

Wee Forest FolkAcorns Gift Shop
Find unique nature-related gift items, jewelry, home decor & more at Acorns Gift Shop located inside River Legacy Living Science Center. The gift shop is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and is a great way to find wonderful gifts without the hustle and bustle of the mall. Acorns Gift Shop is also the only North Texas authorized retailer of Wee Forest Folk miniature collectibles. All proceeds from gift shop purchases benefit River Legacy's environmental education programs at River Legacy Living Science Center.

Give the Gift of a Summer Camp Experience or Nature School Year

Summer FunHave a special child in your life who loves learning about and exploring nature's wonders? Purchase a gift certificate for a Summer at the Science Center program in June & July or for our 2017-2018 Nature School preschool program. To purchase your certificate, stop by the Science Center or call 817.860.6752, ext. 102.

Animal Ambassador Adoption
OpossumAdopt a Wildlife Ambassador for that special animal lover in your life! Adoption packages start at $25 and include a photograph of your animal, wildlife fact sheet, adoption certificate and more. Download the sponsor application or stop by the Science Center to pick one up.

An Honorarium Donation
Donate to River Legacy Foundation in honor of a family member or friend! We will send your honoree a special acknowledgement letter and will send you a tax receipt. Donate online and select Tribute Gift as the donation type or stop by the Science Center to make your donation in person.

Animal Gifting Tree
Animal Wish List
Our animals created a gift wish list this year! If you would like to fulfill an animal wish, stop by River Legacy Living Science Center and pick a tag from the giving tree. Fill out the form on the back of the tag and bring back the item or monetary donation.

Make Purchases Through Amazon Smile
Make your gift purchases through Amazon Smile and select River Legacy Foundation as your charitable organization. You can do this by going to Amazon Smile, logging into your account or creating a new one. You can also support River Legacy just by shopping at Tom Thumb and Kroger! Visit our Community Rewards Page to learn more.


storybook studiosStorybook Studios Portrait
Book a Storybook Studios photo shoot for $45 per child and the studio will donate the fees to River Legacy Foundation. You will receive a complimentary woodland fantasy photo shoot and one 8 x 10 fantasy portrait (a $250 value). To book your fantasy photo shoot in support of River Legacy Foundation, schedule your appointment online at www.storybookstudiosdfw.com.

Future environmental stewards start here. Make a difference. Support the work of River Legacy Foundation and Double Your Donation during December! 
River Legacy Foundation, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cub Scout Program Changes ASAP

Breaking News

Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Made

The BSA has announced modifications to adventure requirements in response to feedback from den leaders who have run the new Cub Scouting program for a year. Dens may begin using the modified requirements immediately as they begin working on their next adventure. Click here for the complete list of modifications.

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Boy Scout and Venturing Coming Events


Boy Scout & Venturing Events News
Boy Scouts | Venturing | Sea Scouts
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America
November 22, 2016
COMING EVENTS:
CAMP DISCOUNTS:
$10 off for everyone attending Week 3. $15 off for week 4. 
Week 3 and Week 4 discounts, PLUS, a $20 per person matching discount any week you attend the Texas High Adventure Base: for each Scout attending our Boy Scout Summer Camps you get $20 additional discount for one high adventure participant (youth or adult).
KEEP IN TOUCH:
Phone: (817) 231-8537
For major Scouting news from across the council look for the new Longhorn e-Newsletter.
Sunday, November 27th, 2-5 PM
Sunday, January 8th, 2-5 PM
Sunday, February 12th, 2 -5 PM
Sunday, March 12th, 2-5 PM
To apply for a summer camp or High Adventure staff position, complete a camp staff application and mail to the Longhorn Council, then interview with a camp director. Fax resumes and applications to: 817-231-8600. For more information contact the Longhorn Council office: 817-231-8537, camping@longhorn.org.
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See us at the Council Camporee!
Scouts & Venturers are invited to join our living history staff and Crew 1872 for a week as a 4th Cavalry trooper on the Texas frontier. Fire carbines, cannons, and gatling guns in battle reenactments of the 1870's Red River War and the Civil War (1861-65). Our quartermaster fixes mountains of food! (read more)
Crew 1872 preparing for a battle reenactment at Gettysburg, in July 2013.  US Cavalry troopers in a skirmish.
Crew 1872 and our Chisholm Trail Adventure US Cavalry living history staff attended the huge 150th anniversary Gettysburg reenactment in July this summer.  (see photos)
Each December the lake at Camp Tahuaya is stocked with over 2,000 Rainbow Trout from Missouri. For 2017 we are doubling the size of Camp Tahuaya's annual end of December trout stocking. Participants can catch up to 6 Trout per person. No limit on Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill. (read more)
The new facility offers programs for Boy Scout Troops & families including overnight lock-ins, birthday parties, meeting rooms, Climbing Towers, Pool rentals,swim tests, a Starship Bridge & space flight simulators, and reptile shows.
Winter Outdoor Skills Competition!
Saturday, February 18, 2017.
This is a traditional Scouting Winter Camping and Outdoor Skills competition.  Each patrol/crew must build and bring a wheeled Klondike sled or a wheeled miniature Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagon with their trademark canvas bonnets!  Participants can serve as the draft animal of their choice: dogs, horses, oxen, or mules - depending on the vehicle they bring!  Patrols/teams will load the wagons/sleds with their personal and patrol equipment and pull them through the competition course using a map and compass to find each station.  Competition Stations will be named after famous Gold Rush towns.  Patrols/teams will receive "gold" nuggets for their score at each station.. (read more)
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, 850 Cannon Drive, Hurst, TX 76054


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