Open to all youth ages 8-18, the Picture Your World weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration and constructive critique. Participants will create a visual memory of their day and begin their creative portfolio, while experiencing the wonders of the natural environment around them.
Learn more about Picture Your World on our website: greensatx.org/picture-your-world.
All weekend workshops are 1:00pm – 4:30pm unless otherwise listed. Students may bring their own camera, or borrow one from us.
Photo: Maggie Ogea, Picture Your World 2017 photography competition 2nd place.
To register online, please click on the workshop titles:
Sun., September 10, 2017 – Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Just south of downtown San Antonio, the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located on a 1200-acre natural area. This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221. mitchelllake.audubon.org
Sun., October 22, 2017 – Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Warbler Woods is a private property, which is managed as a bird and wildlife refuge and preserve. It covers 126 acres of varied habitat and is near the convergence of three Ecological Regions: South Texas Plains, Blackland Prairie, and Edwards Plateau.
Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, 19349 Old Wiederstein Rd., Cibolo, TX 78108. warblerwoods.org
Sun., November 12, 2017 – Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve
Nestled between a major highway and limestone and concrete industries lies an unlikely peaceful oasis. This property, gifted in 2010, is owned and managed by Green Spaces Alliance. Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, a 31-acre patchwork of nature, is a sanctuary for local wildlife and native plants.
Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, NW Corner of NE 1604 and Judson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259. greensatx.org
Sun., January 21, 2018 – Land Heritage Institute
The Land Heritage Institute is a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River. Located on the far south side of San Antonio, the institutes’ mission is one of preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation.
The Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road, San Antonio, TX 78204. landheritageinstitute.org
Sun., February 11, 2018 – Confluence Park
Located near the convergence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, Confluence Park is a destination for learning and recreation, inspiring visitors while teaching environmental science and sustainability. Come explore where art and science meet. Confluence Park is a living example of the promise of our river and what the future will be if we act as stewards of our river and all of our water sources. Confluence Park, 310 Mitchell Street, San Antonio, TX 78204. sara-tx.org
Sun., March 4, 2018 – The Headwaters at Incarnate Word
The Headwaters is a 53-acre Sanctuary which is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. A nonprofit Earth care ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the Headwaters provides a sanctuary where people are encouraged to reflect and find meaning in their connection with the Earth, themselves, and each other.
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209. headwaters-iw.org
Sun., April 15, 2018, 1pm-4pm – Bracken Cave Preserve
Bracken Cave, on the northern outskirts of San Antonio, is home to the world’s largest bat colony, with more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. It is a key maternity site for this species, and females congregate there each year to give birth and rear their young.
Bracken Cave Preserve, 26101 FM 3009, Gardenridge, TX 78266. batcon.org