Anthony

Posted January 4, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

Nature Writing at the Houston Arboretum

I have a turtle
And I can see him
But no one else can
He runs fast
As a cheetah
Because he is invisible
He eats candy
For dessert
And fish
For dinner
He feels as bumpy

Nature Writing at the Houston Arboretum

As the street
And smells like the lake
He is slimy
And has a house
That no one can see
In the north
by Giovanni, 2nd grade

Celebrate Earth Day with Writers in the Schools

Posted April 18, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Houston school children will celebrate Mother Earth at A Light in the Forest this Sunday afternoon at the Houston Arboretum. Please join us!

Who: Talented students from HISD schools

What: Come hear students from the WITS program read their nature-inspired poems, essays, and stories in celebration of Earth Day.

When: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

WhereHouston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive (map)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Sponsors: Shell Oil Company, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Kroger, The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, Copy.com, and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

Living at the Arboretum

Posted April 20, 2011 & filed under Poem of the Day.

This morning I found
blueberries outside my window.
The branches of my house
smell like yummy nuts.
My friends are leopards
and run like air.
They dream about being kings.

by Heriberto, 3rd grade

This poem is featured as part of the 2011 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to learn more.

WITS Presents A Light in the Forest Reading Tomorrow

Posted April 19, 2011 & filed under Notebook.


What: Come hear students from the WITS program read their nature-inspired poems, essays, and stories in celebration of Earth Day. View clips from last year’s reading on YouTube .

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive (map)

Cost: Free and open to the public

Sponsors: Shell Oil Company, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Kroger, The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, Copy.com, and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

To learn more about upcoming events in the Houston Young Writers Reading series, click here.

WITS congratulates the following students who were chosen to participate in this year’s celebration:

Alyssa Alcala
Jocelyn Andrade
Alexander Berlew Arriaga
Justin Baxstrom
Richard Boone
Celeste Chamberlin
Thomas Chang
Marcela Chavez
Christina Chen
Deisy Cisneros
Alvara Covarrubias
Nataly Dominguez
Henry Donjuan
Ethan Dulin
Ibtissam El-Miaari
Cassandra Faz
Heather Hayes
Mac Holmes
Traneece Jones
Yosselin Leon
Yasmine Mejia
Jennifer Molina
Anthony Moreno
Logan Ramirez
Desiray Rios
Ramiro Rosas
Harshindra Sanamvenkata
Luke Stodghill
Robert Wadsworth
Amy Williamson

Making the Arboretum

Posted March 22, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Put in different colors of the city.
Bring in all of the animals of Houston
including mosquitoes and fish.
Put down the rocks
for the way you walk.
Carry in all the water.
Praise the sun so it can shine.
Place the water spiders on the water.
Plant the trees, then put the leaves on them.
Put down purple berry seeds and wait till they grow.
Put the tadpoles in the water.
Then invite all your friends to see the new Arboretum.

By Maria, 3rd grade