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ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CENTER INC
June 2, 2011

Been a visitor since 2000 and a volunteer since 2004. Love this place, it is truely a refuge both for nature and for humans alike. Three great trails that run through the forest down to Armand Bayou or stay on the Ladybird short loop to go through some of the beautiful restored prairie. The discovery short loop takes you through forest and prairie and then follows through the turn of the century farm and upto the Bison enclosure - an opportunity to see these magnificent beasts up close. Exercise outdoors in a truly beautiful environment.

If you have free time, join the volunteer ranks of ABNC, come help in many different areas, just check out the abnc.org website. Highly recommend you make a visit if you haven't already done so.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My favorite experience is when I get one of those kids who is passionate about nature and wildlife, much the same as I was in my early days. To share my knowledge with those children and their parents and other visitors gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I love it when folks tell me how much they have enjoyed their visit. I

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find a regular supply of cash to help with the running costs. Currently everything is cut to the bone and the staff at the nature center do a fantastic job with what is available to them. So much more could be achieved, with just a little cash on a regular basis, to preserve this jewel of Houston. A very special place.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

A volunteer coordinator.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I have learned so much during my 5 years as a regular volunteer and also get the opportunity to handle the reptiles as part of demonstrations.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It gave me great personal satisfaction and makes me feel at peace with the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help with guided trail hikes, night hikes/owl prowls, pontoon boat rides and demos for many different natural history subjects.