The Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center in McAllen, Texas is a historic adobe mansion featuring birding trails, an art gallery, a nature store and educational programs. The nature center has been added to Classes Near You > Texas. Take a look!
Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center
Built in 1935 as a private residence, Quinta Mazatlan is now an urban sanctuary dedicated to “sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.” The nature center has partnered with the World Birding Center, Inc. and recently opened their first LEED-certified building, a Discovery Center for children. Quinta Mazatlan offers classes for adults and children and hosts art exhibitions too. The botanical art of Sue Sill is currently on view in the Art in Nature Gallery.
Botanical Illustration – Saturday, May 26, 2012; 10 AM – 4 PM. New students are welcome to attend the third installment of a workshop series about botanical illustration taught by Sue Sill. In this class, students will learn how to add watercolor to a drawing or sketch. Cost: $55 per person. Materials included. Bring lunch. View Details/Register.
Nature Journaling – Saturday, August 4, 2012; 1-4 PM. Explore techniques you can use to record your observations. Learn techniques from sketching to writing to scrap booking. Cost: $5 per person. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and bug spray. View Details/Register