What's Going On
Posted on April 16, 2020 2:30 PM by Admin
Below are some links to explore in your own home, backyard, or somewhere else comfortable! 
 

These sites are not sponsored nor endorsed by CRRA2 or CRSWCC.

  Field Trips & Exploration  
Smithsonian Virtual Tours Tour the Pyramids of Egypt Virtually Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour
Virtually Visit Ellis Island Virtually Visit the Amazon Rainforest Access Mars
Georgia Aquarium - Beluga Whale Cam National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour Virtually tour the Louvre
Virtual Experiences from Boeing Experience Polar Bears Monterey Bay Jelly Cam
Explore Easter Island Virtually Great Lakes Virtual Field Trip The Nature Conservancy Virtual Field Trips
Tour The Met Virtually Tour the Taj Mahal Virtually Tour the Eiffel Tower Virtually
Sydney Aquarium Virtual Field Trip  
  Some Fun  
San Diego Zoo Virtual Field Trip Boston Children's Museum Virtual Field Trip Houston Zoo Animal Cams
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Colonial Williamsburg Webcams Virtual Disney Rides
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room The Sofa Singers Story Time w/Louie Balloonie
National Zoo Cams    
  Educational & Entertaining   
ABC13 Weather School Stellarium (Formerly Star Atlas) STEM at home from NASA
Farm Food 360 The British Museum Online History of Science Museum
Langley Research Center Nasa, Virtual Tour    
  Exercise On-Demand  
YMCA on-demand workout videos 305 Fitness at home Workouts
Barry's - Workout From Home Blink Fitness Live Streams  
  More coming soon!  
 
Know of something we can add to the list?  Let us know!  Send an email to your Community Coordinator.  
Posted on April 3, 2020 10:45 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Katy ISD’s pre-registration for Pre-k, Kindergarten and new to Katy ISD 1st grade students is now open. A new student is defined as new to Katy ISD and having never attended a school in Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student that withdrew and is re-enrolling.
 
Please visit www.katyisd.org  -  click on “ONLINE REGISTRATION” for more information.
 
Posted on March 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 180 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour 2020 is on March 28, 2020, 8:30 pm.
Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement that has achieved massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd.
Earth Hour is a charitable organization. Their mission is uniting people to protect the planet. We are an open source movement organized by WWF and volunteer organizations worldwide.
 
This year, for Earth Hour, we encourage you to turn off at your home, and get outside, remember to practice social distancing, gaze at the stars and enjoy the night sky.
 
Click here for more information on Earth Hour.
Posted on March 24, 2020 11:30 AM by Admin
Hello Friends! Tippi Toes dance company has created some virtual dance classes that we would LOVE for your family to enjoy. Simply click here​ ​and you will be taken to a free week of dance class. We hope you enjoy their virtual online classes!! Feel free to also follow them on social media (Tippi Toes Katy).
 

 
Posted on March 11, 2020 9:45 AM by Admin
Sign the kids up for an unforgettable summer at VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa in Cinco Ranch! Their journey will include field trips, exciting crafts, sports, cooking, engineering, games, and splashing away in VillaSport’s amazing pools. Kids will make new friends along the way.
 
 
Disclaimer: These are paid advertisements and the businesses and vendors listed above are in no way affiliated, authorized, or endorsed by, CRRA2, CRSWCC, or any of their affiliates.
Posted on March 6, 2020 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
The WSB Houston Memorial Financial Education Center is holding free financial classes for youth and adults.
 
Wednesday, March 11 at 10:00 AM is a workshop on "Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation."
Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 AM is a workshop on "Increase Cash Flow & Debt Management."
Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 PM is a workshop on "Building a Strong Financial Foundation & a Proper Protection."
Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 AM is a workshop on "Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation."
 
11111 Katy Fwy #100, Houston, TX 77079
Posted on March 4, 2020 2:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Posted on February 28, 2020 2:43 PM by Admin
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Posted on February 28, 2020 2:00 PM by Admin
Disclaimer: These are paid advertisements and the businesses and vendors listed below are in no way affiliated, authorized, or endorsed by, CRRA2, CRSWCC, or any of their affiliates.
Posted on February 13, 2020 4:26 PM by Admin
Categories: General
What is a community cat?
 
“Community cat” is an umbrella definition that includes any un-owned cat. These cats may be “feral” (un-socialized) or friendly, may have been born into the wild or maybe lost or abandoned pet cats. Some community cats are routinely fed by one or more community members, while others survive without human intervention. Whatever a cat’s individual circumstances, the term “community cat” reflects the reality that for these cats, “home” is within the community rather than in an individual household.
 
A colony can range from 3–25 cats. Their locations vary.  Community cat colonies can be in alleyways, parks, or neighborhoods.  Members consist of adult females, their young, and some adult males.
 
Several organizations, including CAP, are committed to solving this problem through humane trap-neuter- return programs.
 
What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
 
Twenty years of research has shown that TNR is the most humane and effective strategy for reducing the feral cat population. It has been proven that trapping and euthanizing feral cats only contributes to the population problem. Cats are territorial and when cats are removed and euthanized from a location, new cats will move in and the survivors will breed to capacity. This well-documented phenomenon is called the vacuum effect. TNR stops the problem because it stops the breeding and the colony will gradually diminish over time.
 
How can I keep unwanted community cats off of my property?
Remove all potential food sources from the property: This would include pet food for the resident’s animals, meat scraps in compost, fallen fruit from trees, barbecue grills, excess bird food from bird feeders and garbage. Garbage bags are very attractive to animals, so trash should be kept in containers with a secure lid, and put out in the morning of pick up to reduce the temptation for the animals.
 
Limit availability of water: Limit access to water features, pools and ponds with fencing. Remove or repair sources of standing water.
 
Remove or secure potential shelter areas: Secure access under houses, sheds, decks, porches, and buildings with wire fencing. Open spaces beneath structures should be tightly screened with 1/4- or 1/3-inch galvanized hardware mesh. The bottom edge of the wire should be buried at least 6 inches deep, extended outward for 12 inches, so it forms an L shape, and then covered with soil, or heavy stones. Trees should be trimmed so that the branches that overhang roofs are at least 5 feet from the house. Bushes and shrubs need to be thinned and trimmed so that there are 18 inches of open space above the ground to limit the cover for animals to hide under.
 
Other useful tactics to deter unwanted cats: Place chicken wire or plastic carpet runner, spikes up, under flower bed mulch to make scratching uncomfortable. Sprinkle coffee grounds or citrus peels or use citrus spray on gardens and shrubs. One very effective tool is a motion detection device combined with common water, available from various outlets. The cat breaks the beam of the device and is immediately sprayed with a stream of water. This device works on raccoons, dogs, opossums, and other animals, too.
 
For more information about this program at CAPS in Katy click here.
For more information about SNAP, Spray-Neuter Assistance Program, click here.
For more information about the City of Houston BARC click here.