• March 28, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 108 East Mistletoe Avenue, San Antonio TX 78212
    • 95

    Join us to celebrate our plans for 2019! We invite everyone to come visit us on March 28th to hear about plans for Community Gardens, Picture Your World photography program and land conservation. We will host informal story time so guests can wander around and explore the different rooms and hear about the programs. In addition, we will break ground on our new garden, present 2019 Spring Kickoff initiative checks and help raise money for the Big Give. We hope you can join us! Snacks will be provided. Just bring friends and a beverage choice. Feel free to RSVP on our social media page or to the left so we can plan how much food to get. 

    • April 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 26101 FM3009, San Antonio, TX 78266
    • 21
    Join us for the 2018-2019 season of Picture Your World hosted by Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. Open to youth ages 8-18, the Picture Your World weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration, and constructive critique. Participants will produce a visual memory of their day and begin a creative portfolio while experiencing the wonders of the natural environment. Each workshop is led by the Picture Your World Program Manager, Carra Garza, along with a professional photographer and a Master Naturalist. Participants may bring their own digital camera or we will provide one for you. Bracken Cave, on the northern outskirts of San Antonio, is home to the world’s largest bat colony, with more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. It is a key maternity site for this species, and females congregate there each year to give birth and rear their young. The cost per workshop is $20.00 per student. Fees may be waived for students demonstrating financial need. All workshops are from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the dates listed. Please register online to ensure your space is reserved. NOTICE: The registration process will take you to the secure PayPal website. There you will be able to pay via PayPal or with a credit card. If you need assistance with registration, please call (210)222-8430 ext. 304.
    • May 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Witte Museum,3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    Enter in the 2019 Picture Your World Youth Photography Contest today for your chance to win cash prizes! Professional photographers/artists will judge entries in two age groups: students ages 8-12, and students ages 13 - 18 at the time of entry. There will be 3 winners and 12 honorable mentions from each group.

    First Place receives $300 cash, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100.

    Examples of subjects are wildlife (birds, mammals, insects, spiders, reptiles, and amphibians), landscapes (rock formations, plant life, and backyard habitat), people enjoying nature, environmental hotspots, art in nature (patterns, textures and close-ups), and diversity in nature.

    All contestants will be invited to a reception at The Witte Museum on May 9th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, where 30 winners will be announced and receive prizes. The winning photos will be printed and exhibited at REI San Antonio.

    Contest Entry Rules

    1. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm CST, April 8, 2019 as jpegs or tiffs. Submissions should be sized approximately 10'' x 13'' at 300 dpi, or a minimum of 6 megapixels set on the camera's highest resolution. No digitally composited images will be accepted. Images may be slightly cropped with minor adjustments to color, contrast, and brightness.

    2. Contestants may submit a flash drive or CD with 3 original images or e-mail images to: info@greensatx.org. A picture of the entrant must be included with the submission.

    3. There is a $20 entry fee for up to 3 images. Institutional rates are available upon request. Please contact Carra Garza for more information. 

    4. Pictures may be of any aspect of nature in Bexar or surrounding counties. Respect for animal habitat must be observed. No photos of domestic, restrained, or caged animals will be accepted.

    5. Images will be judged on originality of subject, use of light, exposure, and composition. 

    NOTICE: The registration process will take you to the secure PayPal website. There you will be able to pay via PayPal or with a credit card. If you need assistance with registration, please call (210)222-8430 ext. 304.