May 17 Tuesday
The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute currently has open two statewide surveys of interest to all audiences, the Texas Landowner Survey and the Texas Water Survey. Each is important and relevant to state residents.
• The Texas Landowner Survey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MYFDX3B ) is a signature of NRI released statewide once every 5 years. The audience for this voluntary, confidential and anonymous multiple choice survey are landowners who own or operate rural working lands, and any size landholding is appropriate for responding to this survey (1+ acres). The purpose of the Texas Landowner Survey is to better understand landowner needs, preferences, concerns and challenges regarding the everyday management of their properties. The survey informs the Texas A&M Land Trends Program (http://txlandtrends.org/), which is used statewide by landowners, natural resource agencies, land conservation organizations, and stewardship professionals to assist private landowners. The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is divided into 6 topic areas (Land Management, Landowner Concerns, Land Loss/Fragmentation, Water, Hunting, and Landowners). Findings are only presented in aggregate form. This means that responses will not be associated with the landowner or their property, and only totals or averages will be presented. Because we do this so infrequently (i.e., every 5 years), the importance of gathering landowner data benefits all of us. More information about the Texas Landowner Survey can be found on the Institute’s website (https://nri.tamu.edu/programs/land/texas-landowner-survey/) and in our attached Survey Flyer.
Please consider responding to the survey. We are hoping to receive a wide response, as it will be closing soon. As a token of our appreciation, anyone participating in the survey has the option of entering a voluntary raffle to win 1 of 15 Yeti® Texas Land Trends tumblers (drawings on April 18, 2022). I am hopeful for a successful campaign with your help. Please feel free to call (979.845.1851) or email (email@example.com) with any questions about the survey. Thank you sincerely for your assistance and consideration. Your responses matter and will help all Texans!
The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute currently has open two statewide surveys of interest to all audiences, the Texas Landowner Survey and the Texas Water Survey. Each is important and relevant to state residents. The Texas Water Survey is a new statewide survey. The audience for this survey is any state resident. The Water Survey is multiple choice, voluntary, confidential and anonymous, covering the daily use and management of water resources across Texas in 10 topic areas (general water questions, water dependability, accessibility of information, cost of water, future water needs, water quality, water recreation, private wells, flooding and drought, and water users). The survey takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. An outcome of the survey is giving voice to state resident general water experiences and concerns so that these can be shared with residents, water leaders, professionals and community leaders to spark conversations around water and to recommend and develop programs, informational materials and technical guidance. More information about the Texas Water Survey can be found on the Institute’s website (here) and in our attached Surveys Flyers. Water impacts all Texans. There are many regions across the state with challenged water infrastructure and resources, Laredo, TX is a recent example, and with your help, we would like to hear from state residents about their water needs and concerns. Please consider responding to the survey. We are hoping to receive a wide response, as it will be closing soon. As a token of our appreciation, anyone participating in the survey has the option of entering a voluntary raffle to win 1 of 15 Yeti® Texas Land Trends tumblers (drawings on April 18, 2022). I am hopeful for a successful campaign with your help. Please feel free to call (979.845.1851) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the survey. Thank you sincerely for your assistance and consideration. Your responses matter and will help all Texans!
Nature-inspired sculptures by the globally renowned artist will be on view April 16 through October 30, 2022
The San Antonio Botanical Garden presents its newest exhibition, Rooted, by acclaimed contemporary artist Steve Tobin. More than 20 towering, nature-inspired sculptures will be on view throughout the Garden from April 16 through October 30, 2022.
Artist Steve Tobin selected San Antonio for the world debut of his new sculptures, along with some of his favorites, to create the largest monumental sculpture exhibition of his 40-year career.
“I look at nature in a different way than others. So, you get to see my interpretation,” says artist Steve Tobin. “Roots are unearthed and clouds are at your feet. My work is meant for the art disenfranchised. You don’t need to be an art lover to appreciate what I do.”
Experience the forces of nature through the artist’s eyes including root systems towering up to 30-feet high, polished clouds resting on earth, bronze steel egg-laden nests reaching up six (6) feet into the sky, south Texas heat-tolerant massive icicles, and spiraling tornadoes affectionately named, “twisties.” The exhibition also features Tobin’s Steelroots and Bronze Root series exposing nature’s strength, grace, and complexities.
There are also root-inspired events and programs available including workshops and nature camps.
To learn more about the Steve Tobin “Rooted” exhibition and to purchase tickets please visit, www.sabot.org
This special exhibition features the works of ten renowned western artists that celebrate the heavens.
Eleven nationally-recognized artists know for their dramatic skyscapes will showcase and sell over 90 beautiful works of art, concentrating on big skies and the heavens. Opening reception April 9 at 5:30 p.m.
The Department of Arts & Culture will reopen the Centro de Artes Gallery on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, for the first time since its closure in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in the heart of downtown in Historic Market Square, Centro de Artes Gallery is a two-story exhibit space dedicated to telling the story of the Latino experience in the United States with a focus on South Texas through local and regional art, history and culture, and showcasing Latino artists and Latino-themed artworks.
This exhibit is inspired by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, which pairs emerging foreign-born or first-generation artists with experienced artists for mentorship, development, and encouragement. The multi-disciplinary exhibition explores the unique and lived experiences of 34 San Antonio-based artists connected to the program and includes partnerships with local organizations Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio Art Museum and SAY Sí, which collaborated with NYFA to implement the mentorship program. The NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibition – Round 2 is a continuation of the first round of the exhibit, held at Centro de Artes in 2019.
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club are dedicated people that have had a passion for community service and friendship since 1981. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
• Discuss your community's needs and discover creative ways to meet them
• Expand your leadership and professional skills
• Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
• Connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations
Members must be adults of good character with good professional or business reputations and who are actively engaged in the business or profession in which they are classified within the club. Many members hold an important professional position in an executive capacity, or engaged as owner, proprietor, partner, corporate officer or manager of any worthy and recognized business or profession. We are looking for professional individuals currently in those positions or those in the pursuit of these positions.
Each active member shall have a classification describing the principle and recognized activity of the firm, company, or institution with which he or she is connected. Club members are encouraged to be involved in at least one club activity, Rotary is more meaningful and important with involvement.
Rotarians exemplify “Service about Self”. Rotarians are expected to provide leadership in our community, as well as our profession or business, on an individual basis as well as a part of a Rotary sponsored project. 100% meeting attendance is certainly encouraged but not a requirement as we are all busy individuals.
We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Rotarians are People of Action.
Enjoy a guided tour of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s special exhibition, Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth. These gallery talks are planned to be in-person on the Museum campus.
Come meet and celebrate the next generation of sustainability innovators and advocates at the 4th Annual San Antonio Student Sustainability Showcase, back in person, at Confluence Park!
Join us May 17th from 5:30 to 7pm to be wowed by elementary, middle, and high school students from across the San Antonio region as they present their innovative work, science-fair style, around issues relating to sustainability. These students are participants in National Wildlife Federation's Monarch Heroes Program and/or EcoRise's Eco-Audit Grant Program. Student projects range from monarch butterfly gardens to outdoor classrooms to purifying indoor air at local schools.
Thank you to the National Wildlife Federation for co-facilitating this event with EcoRise and to the San Antonio River Foundation for providing the space for our teachers and students to shine. A special thank you to the City of San Antonio for making this event and student Eco-Audit Grants possible.
What brings a poem from a first-person narrative, to what has been termed Confessional poetry? Looking at poems by groundbreaking poets Sylvia Plath, Ann Sexton, and Ai, we will explore how these women poets broke through barriers of sex and language, how they shaped their work, and, using their examples, we will break through our own boundaries. A packet will be sent to participants before the workshop, with poems from each of the poets and background information of their eras, along with suggestions for our own writing. Each participant will write 3 poems, inspired by each of these Confessional poets, and poems by participants will be read carefully and discussed.