Check this out if you are a teen or young adult between ages 14 and 21 – We will soon start a program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America called Venture Crew at Moody Gardens. It is a new initiative to promote education and awareness about the environment through variety of unique conservation activities.

As some of you might know, Moody Gardens is a nonprofit organization, and promoting conservation is one of our important missions. This is a new approach to helping youth learn about the world we live in.

So why should you join Venture Crew? The program focuses on your interest and your way of doing things. You will be able to learn how natural environments function and how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems so we can coexist into the future. You will get to pick the conservation topics of your own interest, such as coastal restoration, rain forest conservation and protection of living inhabitants including birds and coral reefs, and participate in activities that go along with your topics. There are also opportunities to attend Venturing camps and trips with other members. But you are not alone; trained Moody Gardens advisors and consultants are here to provide support and share their knowledge in environmental leadership.

Venturing is a nationwide program designed for men and women between the ages of 14 and 21.  Each chapter or Venture Crew focuses on a special interest of choice such as computer science, medicine, engineering or conservation, and is sponsored by community organizations such as local schools, churches, businesses and government, and in this case, Moody Gardens.

If you are interested in getting involved, we invite you to attend the Moody Gardens Venture Crew Open House from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. For more information about the program and the open house, please contact 409-683-4108 or visit

What:  Venture Crew Open House
When:  Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where:  Learning Place, Moody Gardens,
Who:  Teens and young adults ages between 14 and 21
Address:  One Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554
Information:  409-683-4108,
During the Open House, youth will learn about Venturing and Moody Gardens Venture Crew, be able to ask questions, participate in hands-on activities and be invited to join the Crew.