Want to Catch a ‘Moonvie’?

By Stella Barrow
Ever been to a Moonvie? Well, neither have we, but The Cypress Basin Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist has scheduled one in October. Come join us at The Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center on October 8th at 6:30 PM.

The evening will begin with a short film about the history and activities of the Longhorn Ammunition Plant that is now the location of the Wildlife Refuge. Then the real fun begins as we will be showing the locally produced movie “Something in the Woods”. What a great location for that. If you have not seen this movie, then now is your chance. It will be really fun watching it out in the “wilds” of Caddo Lake.

After the movie, the Cypress Basin Chapter members will have telescopes set up for some moon gazing. That will not only be fun but there will be educational aspects as well. Visitors will be able to gaze through the telescopes at the moon and other solar objects. They will receive basic information about what they are seeing and can, of course, ask questions of our members.

It wouldn’t be a Moonvie without hot dogs, Moon Pies and lemonade!

This fun educational event is a 100% family friendly and it is FREE. Bring your kids, your neighbors and friends. All visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and “blankies” or whatever makes you comfortable outside. Bring your own binoculars, spotting scopes or telescopes, if you choose.

This is just one of the many educational and fun events that the Cypress Basin Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist offers to our community.

About Texas Master Naturalist: Providing Skilled Volunteers to Improve and Steward Texas Natural Resources and Natural Areas.

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