"HAS Sims Photo Teaching and Documentation" - Houston Audubon Society Field Trip to Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, Houston, Texas
[May 1, 2012]

Mr. Chambers' enrichment class [7th and 8th grades], Raul Yzaguirre School for Success [RYSS] [Houston, Texas] traveled to Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center under the sponsorship of the Houston Audubon Society to teach nature photography to students [2nd-5th, Vanguard program] from Askew Elementary School [Houston], and document those same students cleaning the grounds and planting trees at the center.

Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center (SBUNC) is a picturesque 1.1 acre sanctuary located in historic Park Place on the original channel of Sims Bayou. The center contains a log cabin, barn, gazebo, gardens, pond with native plants, boat dock and seasonal wetland trails that afford a unique opportunity to experience nature in a dense urban setting. It is located next to Charlton Park.

It was established in 1997 by the nonprofit Greater Park Place Community Development Corporation to help revitalize the area. That group created educational and environmental programs, attracted hundreds of volunteers and provided a peaceful setting for scouting, birding and other outdoor programs as well as boating and fishing opportunities. It was donated to Houston Audubon in 2005.

RYSS STUDENT PHOTO TEACHING

RYSS STUDENT PHOTO COVERAGE

ASKEW STUDENT NATURE PHOTOS

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RYSS - Sims Urban Nature Center movie

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