Education

Offerings to date have been tailored to expressed needs and interests.  They have been championed by those who have requisite knowledge and skills and attended by those who have the requisite curiosity and interest.  Please see the calendar tab and newsletters for the schedule of upcoming retreats and camps.

The facility has a natural affinity for birders and stargazers.  In fact, the Hill Country abounds in a variety of plant and animal species.  The rural location ensures almost no reflected artificial light to interfere with spectacular star-studded night skies.  Telescopes, binoculars, bird and animal guidebooks, and patience have entertained and instructed a variety of interest groups.

A typical attraction might be one such as the Hill Country Native Plants Weekend sponsored by First Unitarian Church of Austin.  This outing extended from a Friday through Sunday with the content of the educational program delivered all day Saturday by a landscape design and restoration consultant who currently conducts lectures and guides visitors for Wild Basin and for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  Her focus was a balanced perspective of the Ashe Juniper and its impact on the Hill Country and its people.

We envision a repeating series of quarterly weekend educational seminars conducted by one or more UU ministers entitled Jesus Seminars in the Woods, Spirituality of Humor, Looking for Love in Furry Faces, and The Simple Gifts of Liberal Religion.  Recurring retreats and seminars naturally attach to such Hill Country events as the Kerrville Folk Festival at the beginning of summer and the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival and the Kelly Creek Classic & Mountain Bike Festival at the end of summer.