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Schedule & Fees
Date: Saturday mornings or afternoons
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $5.00 per student
Attendance: Minimum 10 students or $50 program fee
Registration: Advance payment and preparation are required. To register please complete and submit the Registration Form



When I've earned this badge, I'll know how to help plants and flowers grow.


  • “Visit a Garden” # 1 & “Explore Garden Design” #2 – Juniors will visit the “Hummingbird” and “Butterfly” gardens to learn what plants help these jewels of our forest survive, and how to design a garden for wildlife in their own backyards.
  • “Learn How to Choose Garden Plants” # 3 – Juniors will learn the top ten butterfly plants of the LRGV, and the 5 best native plants for bringing hummingbirds to their yard. Juniors will learn why it is important to plant native plants.
  • “Experiment with Seeds” #4 – Juniors will collect native seeds and learn a variety of techniques for propagating them, then be able to take home and see which techniques worked best on what seeds.
  • “Grow your OWN Garden” # 5 – Juniors will learn HOW to prepare a garden, plant a plant, mulch and water properly, using a demonstration garden at Quinta Mazatlan. They should then be able to plant a garden bed for wildlife in their own school or backyard.



When I've earned this badge, I will know more about wild animals and how to protect their homes.

  • Guided Trailwalk and Museum Discovery
    • “Find out about Wild Animals” #1 – Discovery Museum
    • “Investigate an Animal Habitat” #2 – Aquatic Pond Investigation
    • “Explore “Endangered Habitats” # 4 – Wildcat Trail walk
  • Juniors will learn how to create "habitat".
    • "Create an animal house" (#3)- Juniors will make bird feeders & water trays, and learn what native plants wildlife needs for "habitat."
  • Juniors will learn how to “Help Protect Animal Habitats” (#5) by taking part in a “pollution interactive” to learn what common household items to keep out of our waterways.




  • “Learn to Use a GPS receiver” #2
  • “Go on a Geocaching Adventure”#4 – Juniors will be introduced to the hobby of “Geocaching”, taught how to use the GPS device, and search for 3-5 geocaches hidden on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. – 2 hour program

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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