Delores Fenwick Nature Center

Delores Fenwick Nature Center The Delores Fenwick Nature Center is Pearland’s newest environmental education facility. The Nature Center aims to provide hands-on educational opportunities to the community through programs, workshops, and field trips.

Operating as usual

The staff and animals at the DFNC would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!! May you be as cozy and f...
12/24/2020

The staff and animals at the DFNC would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!

May you be as cozy and festive as Herb 🐢, Sherb 🐢, and Tex 🐍

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Delores Fenwick Nature Center will be closed on Thursday & Friday, December ...
12/23/2020

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Delores Fenwick Nature Center will be closed on Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25. We will reopen to the public for normal business hours on Tuesday, December 29. We wish you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday.

It's Day 12 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! Which also means that it's our last day of giveaways. We want to thank eve...
12/23/2020

It's Day 12 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! Which also means that it's our last day of giveaways.

We want to thank everyone for participating and we wish you all a very happy holiday!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days! This winner will be announced next week, when we return from the holidays.

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

🎶Oh 🎄Christmas🎄 Tree!🎶🎶Oh 🎄Christmas🎄 Tree!🎶🎶You're really just a pine cone! 🎶That's right! With a few craft supplies yo...
12/22/2020

🎶Oh 🎄Christmas🎄 Tree!🎶
🎶Oh 🎄Christmas🎄 Tree!🎶
🎶You're really just a pine cone! 🎶

That's right! With a few craft supplies you can turn a regular pine cone into your own teeny tiny Christmas Tree. This tiny tree can be used as a table decoration, a gift for a small toad in the garden or if you make a bunch, fun enrichment for your cat to knock over, again and again!

🎶Come fly with me, let's flyway🎶 into Day 11 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the question carefully and when you t...
12/22/2020

🎶Come fly with me, let's flyway🎶 into Day 11 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Tonight, shortly after sunset, Jupiter and Saturn will align in our night sky. This Great Conjunction is the closest pas...
12/21/2020

Tonight, shortly after sunset, Jupiter and Saturn will align in our night sky.

This Great Conjunction is the closest passing in nearly 400 years and the first time in almost 800 years that it's occurred at night! 😲

To view the phenomenon:
-Find a spot with an unobstructed view of the sky, such as a field or park. Jupiter and Saturn are bright, so they can be seen even from most cities.
-An hour after sunset, look to the southwestern sky. Jupiter will look like a bright star and be easily visible. Saturn will be slightly fainter and will appear slightly above and to the left of Jupiter until December 21, when Jupiter will overtake it and they will reverse positions in the sky.
-The planets can be seen with the unaided eye, but if you have binoculars or a small telescope, you may be able to see Jupiter’s four large moons orbiting the giant planet.

For more information, check out this article by NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-great-conjunction-of-jupiter-and-saturn

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see these two gas giants align on the winter solstice.

We've got a one-of-a-kind answer (at least in North American) for Day 10 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the quest...
12/21/2020

We've got a one-of-a-kind answer (at least in North American) for Day 10 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Take a walk down memory lane on Day 9 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the question carefully and when you think yo...
12/20/2020

Take a walk down memory lane on Day 9 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

It has been a blustery🍃 few days here in Pearland and if your yards look anything like ours, there are probably a few st...
12/19/2020

It has been a blustery🍃 few days here in Pearland and if your yards look anything like ours, there are probably a few sticks to be picked up. Put those sticks to good use and create your very own Reindeer Stick Figure!

If you are choosing to use power tools like we did, adult supervision will be required to make sure this craft stays a reindeer, and not an "Oh dear!".

Bats are making it rain on Day 8 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!🦇💰Read the question carefully and when you think you h...
12/19/2020

Bats are making it rain on Day 8 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!🦇💰

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Don't wrap up this box! We're on Day 7 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! 🐢Read the question carefully and when you think...
12/18/2020

Don't wrap up this box! We're on Day 7 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! 🐢

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Flap your wings together for Day 6 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the question carefully and when you think you h...
12/17/2020

Flap your wings together for Day 6 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Looking for a way to entertain your kiddos? Want to add a personal  to your Christmas tree this year? We've got a fun an...
12/16/2020

Looking for a way to entertain your kiddos? Want to add a personal to your Christmas tree this year? We've got a fun and simple craft for you!

This stick and twig Christmas Tree craft is easily adaptable depending on your home supplies and can by customized by crafters of all ages! 🎄

Christmas trees, we love, but the answer to this question, not so much. Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaway...
12/16/2020

Christmas trees, we love, but the answer to this question, not so much. Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Don't mess with her babies! Fierce Momma on the lookout for Day 4 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the question car...
12/15/2020

Don't mess with her babies! Fierce Momma on the lookout for Day 4 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Slither in to Day 3 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways with this snake question! 🐍Read the question carefully and when you...
12/14/2020

Slither in to Day 3 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways with this snake question! 🐍

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

We are hopping in to Day 2 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! 🐸Read the question carefully and when you think you have th...
12/13/2020

We are hopping in to Day 2 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways! 🐸

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answ...
12/12/2020

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!

Read the question carefully and when you think you have the right answer, post it in the comments! Everyone with the right answer will be placed into a random drawing and 2 winners will be chosen.

We will comment back on this post with the names of the winners. Remember, participating everyday gets you entered into our Grand Prize, Animal Art Experience drawing at the end of the 12 days!

Good luck! #12daysofDFNCgiveaways

🌟SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT🌟Get ready for the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!! 🎄🎅☃️In a countdown to Christmas, the DFNC will be do...
12/10/2020

🌟SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT🌟

Get ready for the 12 Days of DFNC Giveaways!! 🎄🎅☃️

In a countdown to Christmas, the DFNC will be doing a daily giveaway, starting December 12th and ending on December 23rd.

Each day, we'll be asking a nature question on our page. Everyone who comments back on the post with the RIGHT ANSWER will be entered in a drawing to win a daily prize of DFNC merch. We will randomly select TWO winners each day.

If you participate every day, right or wrong answers, you'll be entered in to our Grand Prize Drawing! The winner of this drawing will win a custom animal art experience where you get to choose the animal who "paints" and the three colors used to make the art.

Don't miss out on this turtley awesome opportunity to win with the #12daysofDFNCgiveaways! 🐢

12/10/2020

Holiday Virtual Trivia! 🎄

Hey DFNC, do we have any animals here that hibernate?Answer:The answer is yes and no. When an animal hibernates their me...
12/03/2020

Hey DFNC, do we have any animals here that hibernate?

Answer:
The answer is yes and no. When an animal hibernates their metabolism, heart rate, breath rate and body temperature drop significantly, and they are very hard to wake. Animals that enter this state of hibernation are called true hibernators. Woodchucks, ground squirrels and bats are examples of true hibernators. Here in Texas, we have more animals that enter a less deep form of hibernation called torpor. During torpor, an animal’s body conserves energy by slowing their heart rate, breath rate and metabolism but it lasts for a much shorter period of time and the animal is easily woken. Opossums, raccoons, skunks, hummingbirds, and bears are examples of animals that enter torpor.

#HeyDFNC

Houston GREEN Film Series
12/02/2020
Houston GREEN Film Series

Houston GREEN Film Series

Congratulations Delores Fenwick Nature Center! The fans have spoken... and your EduKatie Film will be the third and final film featured in the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (Houston) screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 29, 2021.

This is in addition to the films from Native Prairies Association of Texas and SETSVN's "Trip Around the Sun."

Tickets available soon on the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (Houston) Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/citizens-environmental-coalition-4643584135

12/02/2020

WOW! WOW! WOW!

We are so excited to announce that our Adventures With Edu-Katie video that was competing in the Houston GREEN Film Series was chosen as the fan favorite winner!! 🏆

Our video will go on to be featured in the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (Houston) screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January.

It’s that time of year again! Santa is waiting to get your child’s “wish list” letter. 🎅✉️The Elves ask that you make su...
12/01/2020

It’s that time of year again! Santa is waiting to get your child’s “wish list” letter. 🎅✉️

The Elves ask that you make sure the child’s name and address with the zip code are clearly written on their letter- no stamp required!

Santa’s Mailbox locations 📫: Pearland Recreation Center, Delores Fenwick Nature Center, Westside Library, Westside Event Center and the Tom Reid Library.

The North Pole is very far away, so you have until December 10th to get your letter in the mail if you want a response from Santa.

Give thanks this season by giving back this #GivingTuesday!The Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland is a great organizat...
11/30/2020

Give thanks this season by giving back this #GivingTuesday!

The Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland is a great organization to support if you want to see an impact made in the Pearland Community.

11/27/2020

Celebrate #GreenFriday with us and spend the day outside!

Take advantage of your holiday weekend and get outside and safely spend time with your family and loved ones. It's a great chance to make memories that can last a lifetime.

Not sure what to do? Try one of these ideas:
-make nature art
-go bird or nature watching
-set up an outdoor scavenger hunt
-go on a bike ride

11/27/2020

Here at the DFNC, we choose to celebrate #GreenFriday as an alternative to a day spent shopping in crowds.

Take advantage of your holiday weekend and get outside and safely spend time with your family and loved ones! You won't regret spending time outdoors.

Not sure what to do? Try one of these ideas:
-talk a hike or a walk on trails nearby
-visit a local park
-play an outdoor game
-cloud watch

Keep #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth in your minds this year as you celebrate Thanksgiving. You can celebrate both Thanksgi...
11/26/2020

Keep #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth in your minds this year as you celebrate Thanksgiving.

You can celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American cultures by recognizing some of the Thanksgiving dishes that are made with indigenous foods like turkey, corn, beans, pumpkins, squashes, maple, and wild rice.

Use this holiday to give thanks and celebrate your loves ones (safely!) but remember the impact that this holiday has had on Native Americans.

Looking for a Thanksgiving Craft? Try making the Three Sisters! The Three Sisters are part of an ancient Native American...
11/25/2020

Looking for a Thanksgiving Craft? Try making the Three Sisters!

The Three Sisters are part of an ancient Native American farming method where the crops were grown together in the same mound. Each of the three sisters contributed to the health and growth of the others.

🌽Corn: Provides a natural pole for beans to climb.
🌱Pole Beans: Fix nitrogen in their roots, improving fertility of the soil and stabilizing the corn plants.
🎃Squash: the vines become a living mulch and the leaves provide shade and prevent soil moisture from evaporating.

The DFNC will be closed to the public in observance of holiday on Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th.We wil...
11/25/2020

The DFNC will be closed to the public in observance of holiday on Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th.

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, December 1st.

Looking for an organization to help out on #GivingTuesday? Check out the Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland!This organ...
11/24/2020

Looking for an organization to help out on #GivingTuesday? Check out the Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland!

This organization is a huge supporter of the DFNC and are great advocates for the environment, parks, and education!

Pearland Parks and Recreation
11/23/2020

Pearland Parks and Recreation

Take part in the first annual Pearland Polar Bear Plunge to help raise awareness for Toys for Tots. From November 21st to December 5th, donations of unwrapped toys will be accepted at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium and Vic Coppinger YMCA. Monetary donations can be made in person at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium or online at http://ow.ly/QZh650Csivs.

Participants can also help spread awareness for Toys for Tots by participating in the Pearland Polar Bear Plunge on social media. To participate, film yourself stating what you are donating and take the "plunge"! Don't forget to share your video with the hashtag, #PearlandPolarBearPlunge and to challenge your friends and family to participate.

Thank you for helping spread the holiday cheer in the 2020 Holiday Season.

11/21/2020
Pearland Parks and Recreation

Take part in the Pearland Polar Bear Plunge to help raise awareness for Toys for Tots. Don't forget to share your video with the hashtag, #PearlandPolarBearPlunge. Donations of unwrapped toys are currently being accepted at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium.

Come join us for the kick off of the Pearland Polar Bear Plunge #PearlandPolarPlunge

This week during #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth we would like to introduce you to the Black Drink. The Black Drink was a t...
11/20/2020

This week during #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth we would like to introduce you to the Black Drink.

The Black Drink was a tea made from the native Yaupon Holly plant, the only native source of caffeine in North America. And it makes the caffeine in coffee look like decaf!

Native Americans would trade this tea and consume it during ceremonies and ritual purification.

Despite no longer being a mainstream tea, there are still several Texas companies that sell it. Check them out: Lost Pines Yaupon Tea and CatSpring Yaupon

11/19/2020

November Trivia Night!

Address

5750 Magnolia Pkwy
Pearland, TX
77584

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

281-652-1960

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The City of Pearland’s Delores Fenwick Nature Center (DFNC) opened to the public on March 9, 2019 to serve as a hub for nature-based and environmental education. The DFNC, conceived and operated by the Natural Resources Division of the Pearland Parks & Recreation Department, consists of a 7,000 square foot facility that includes a great room with interpretive exhibits, a 50-seat classroom for hosting field trips and environmental workshops, and an open air pavilion for picnicking and outdoor classes.

The Delores Fenwick Nature Center is the perfect facility to help the Natural Resources Division further its mission “to protect, manage, and enhance the City’s natural resources, provide citizens with outdoor recreation opportunities, and to further the public’s understanding and appreciation of its natural resources through education and hands-on experiences.”

The DFNC is part of the greater John Hargrove Environmental Complex, which hosts almost 2 miles of pet-friendly walking/biking trails, abundant resident and migratory bird species, and other native wildlife and plants. Whether you are looking for opportunities to learn, exercise, or just be in nature, we have something for you and your family.

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I'm visiting my father and have been walking around the trail daily. I saw these today and I am super curious. What are they?
Great job!