These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

February 16 - Backyard Bird Count at the Heard 

Gailon Brehm is a knowledgeable birder and the leader of many birding excursions.  Not only will he show us some ‘pretty birds’ but we will learn to identify them and record our sightings for a historical record.  Be prepared to spend some time outside.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

March 16 - To Be Determined

April 20 - To Be Determined

May - To Be Determined

June 15 - Prepare for a BioBlitz

Sam Kieschnick, an Urban Wildlife Biologist in Dallas/Fort Worth with Texas Parks and Wildlife, will teach us how to prepare for, do the search, and record the findings for an inventory on a specific site. We will use a mini site and go through the procedure. Come prepared to take photos and observe everything you may see on a certain site and then record your findings together. Some outside and inside time will be needed. Come prepared to have fun and work fast. 

July 20 - Earthquakes and Volcanoes 

Diane Brownlee will use the Magic Planet to show us where recent volcanoes have occurred and the results of earthquakes and tsunamis on the world around us. Come prepared with questions!

More dates and information coming soon!

Looking for additional informative talks? Please see the information about our seasonal Butterfly Talks or Second Saturday Bird Walks.