Celebrate Earth Day at the Briscoe
Saturday, April 22, 2023
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on nature lessons and celebrate Earth Day at the Briscoe during a come-and-go program that features the Nectar Bar and Bat Conservation International, as well as free arts and crafts for all ages.
- Learn about the propagation of native plants and herbs, their value in nature and their habitat uses while gaining hands-on knowledge of how to grow plants from cuttings, seed and root division – and how to care for them – with Texas Master Naturalist Drake White, owner of The Nectar Bar. The Nectar Bar specializes in native pollinator plants for habitats, habitat restoration within ecoregions, and community stewardship practices, for businesses, schools, and residential. Attendees will take home three pots of propagated plant starts to add to their garden.
- Bat Conservation International (BCI) will share information about bats and how they provide vital ecosystem services in the form of insect pest consumption, plant pollination, and seed dispersal, making them essential to the health of global ecosystems. BCI is leading the charge to ensure the worldwide survival of these extraordinary mammals, including the more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats that call the San Antonio area home each March – October at Bracken Cave.
Museum members and children 12 and under, as well as active duty military members, receive free museum admission.