By KAROLYN GEPHART
The City of Pearland is hosting a grand opening of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The new center is located at 5750 Magnolia Parkway in Pearland and the John Hargrove Environmental Complex.
Activities include the Jamison Middle School Nature Art Show, Birds of Prey presented by Wild Birds Unlimited in Pearland, and interactive nature and wildlife experiences. Food trucks will also be available.
The Delores Fenwick Nature Center (DFNC) is Pearland’s newest environmental education facility. The Nature Center was created to provide hands-on educational opportunities through programs, workshops, and field trips.
A state-of-the-art classroom accommodates 50 guests comfortably and features a smart board system and built-in speakers to provide an indoor learning experience.
An outdoor pavilion provides opportunities for outdoor learning and the area has attached picnic tables overlooking the ponds.
The Great Room features live animal exhibits, touchable bio-facts, and a craft table.
Admission to the Nature Center and the surrounding trails is free. Programs and workshops are subject to additional fees.
Amenities at the site include freshwater, native fish aquarium; live animal exhibits; touch and craft tables; interactive exhibits; classroom with smart board and speakers; outdoor pavilion and porch with picnic tables and benches; two miles of walking trails, native bird rookeries; line and pole fishing; access to the Edible Fruit Trail; and access to the Fite Road bat colony observation area.