Hays Nature Preserve is one of Huntsville’s hidden gems – but did you know they offer FREE programs for kids in the summer? Play Days at Hays Nature Preserve is a great way to get your family outdoors in nature, and learn a thing or two about the world around us.
Operation Green Team
Take a deep breath – it’s a quieter weekend in Huntsville but there’s still lots of fun and family-friendly things to do!
Did you know that studies have shown a link between the time children spend in natural settings and increased brain activity and higher test scores? Research also reveals lower incidences of bullying, ADHD and depression in kids that play outside! Nature is an amazing classroom and yet children today spend more time in front of a screen than […]
The 2015 Earth Day festival at Hays Nature Preserve is coming up this Saturday and we’ve got five items you need to put on your “to-do” list while in attendance. A big thank you once again to Operation Green Team for putting on this festival and bringing together so many area families for a day […]
NATURE EXPLORE Families’ Club Operation Green Team City of Huntsville Call 53-CLEAN for info or to join. Membership is FREE! Meetings are held at Hays Nature Preserve 10 to 11 a.m.
I can always tell when spring has really and truly arrived in the Rocket City because writing the Weekend Roundup suddenly becomes a Sophie’s Choice event. While we do our best to spread the love around when it comes to free events and our picks each week, when there is this much going on all we […]
With more than 70 hands-on activities, booths, and vendors, this year’s Earth Day Festival at Hays Nature Preserve was sure to be a hit. Yet, the people behind Operation Green Team couldn’t stop there. Despite their emphasis on conservation there is one area in which this group of environmentalists NEVER conserve and that’s fun. So […]
As we mosey on into Spring Break it quiets down just a little around town. Fear not, we’ve got five (5) solid picks for FREE family fun and a couple bonus picks too. Plus, there is still more to do on our Event Calendar so be sure to check it as well. Procrastination got you down? It’s […]
Has it been a week or WHAT? Between the crazy weather and wonky school & work schedules I’m sure you’re ready to have a little fun this weekend, preferably of the free or cheap kind. It actually looks like a pretty decent weekend weather-wise too with a predicted high of almost sixty degrees! Below we’ve […]
Summer is underway and we hope you are enjoying these lazy, crazy days and finding some time to relax and feel the breeze on your face. This week’s featured picks find us saying goodbye to a couple of old friends until fall so make sure to enjoy one last hurrah at Lowe Mill or Hays […]
Some weekends, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find good family events to share here on the WERU. (Seriously, last week was so quiet I almost included “Stroll the Aisles of Costco and Enjoy the Free Samples”.) But THIS is not one of those weekends. All we can hope to do for you […]
It’s officially Fall in the Valley, and making the most of this short-lived season in Alabama will be easy to do thanks to all the free, fun, and family-friendly events on the calendar. Gorgeous weather the next few days is just the icing on the cake! If you’re looking for a bargain, be sure to […]
Well, after weeks of blissfully beautiful weekend weather it looks like those April showers might have finally caught up with us. There is a call for rain that is pretty much close to 100%. But that’s okay because along with the many awesome outdoor events going on this weekend, there is also plenty of fun […]