Atascocita Springs Elementary School’s third-grade science students recently experienced “A Bird is a Word” nature presentation sponsored by the Kingwood Garden Club. Coordinated by Mr. Orther and his fellow third-grade science teachers, and sponsored by Virginia Schilling, chairperson of the club’s youth program, the wonder of nature and habitat was brought into the classroom. In total, over 170 third-grade students, nine teachers and guest Martha Theis attended one of four interactive presentations. Three biologists from the Lake Houston Wilderness Park and Cathy Coudert, education coordinator for Friends of Texas Wildlife, spoke. However, the star of the day was clearly “Arduous,” the barred owl. The children learned the benefits of gardens, parks and green spaces in the people-to-nature experience. The program’s G.R.E.E.N. Club is registered as a Texas Garden Club youth program.

Kingwood Garden Club is pleased to have this outreach program for local students. Monthly club meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The club meets at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood. For more information, visit

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