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Texana Community Education Center


The Lavaca-Navidad River Authority created the Texana Community Education Center to connect the public with the wildlife of Jackson County in a safe and educational atmosphere. We offer two spaces; The Nature Center and the Texana Room.

Our Nature Center has over two dozen live animal exhibits for our visitors to enjoy and to learn about the species native to our area. We offer fun and engaging on-site and off-site programs for groups, schools, or businesses which includes live animal interaction. We bring the fun to our visitors by hosting a wide range of activities throughout the year including weekend programs, nature camps, kiddie camps and much more.

The Texana Room is home to our weekend educational programs and activities! The open floor layout, mixed with the beautiful views of Lake Texana is the perfect space to host your next meeting, conference, birthday party, baby shower, or hold a small gathering!

This was a joint project in association with and funded through the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

We are open Tuesday - Saturday: 9AM - 4PM

Follow us on Facebook "Texana Community Education Center".

344 Park Rd. 2 Edna, TX 77957 361-782-2070

Come explore at our NEW facility! We can't wait to meet you!

Best Disguised Frog Contest!

Are you wanting to get creative in the new year?! Well here is your chance!

During the months of January and February, kiddos under the age of 12 can bring in their best disguised frog to the Texana Community Education Center! Each entry will be entered into a drawing for a free prize from our gift shop! Only one entry per child will be accepted! The last day to turn in your disguised frog is Tuesday, February 28th! The drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 1st! We will contact the winner by phone so be sure to include a contact number on the back of your disguised frog!

Put your creative bone to the test and get started today! Disguised Frog Sheets can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF document below! Good luck!!

Disguised Frog Contest

Foraging Plant Walk Information!

Join Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen for a foraging plant walk at the Brackenridge Recreation Complex on Wednesday, February 22, 2023! Over a 4-hour period, Dr. Vorderbruggen will teach the basics of foraging including foraging ethics and techniques and will lead us on a hike on the trails of Texana Park to learn about the culinary and medicinal uses of the wild plants growing in this region. Learn to live with the land and not “off” the land. Dr. Vorderbruggen is one of the leading experts on Foraging in the State of Texas and we are thrilled to welcome him to the BRC!

The class will take place at the Texana Community Education Center, which is located within the Texana Park & Campground Day Use Area. The class is limited to only 24 participants!! Registration forms can be found below.

For questions, contact the Texana Community Education Center at 361-782-2070.

Foraging Class Form!

Thank You!

In addition to Texas Parks & Wildlife and LNRA funds, LNRA was awarded $5,700.00 from the Young Family Foundation to make our wish for an interactive display a reality.

Check us out!

Make sure to check out Michael & Bridget’s fun & educational Nature Programs! Subscribe to our YouTube Page and share the videos with your kiddos! 

All About Snakes!

Michael and Bridget are here to tell you a little about the differences between a Bullsnake and the Sonoran Gophersnake! 

Red-Eared Sliders!

BRC Public Outreach Coordinator, Michael Price, is here to tell us all about Red-Eared Sliders! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook “Texana Park Nature Center” and “Brackenridge Recreation Complex”! 

What is a Giant Vinegaroon?

Michael & Bridget are back with another educational video for you guys! This time, Michael tells us all about the Giant Vinegaroon! Check it out! 

Texas Ratsnake!

Michael & Bridget are back with another educational video! Share this with the kiddos and learn all about the Texas Ratsnake! Check it out!  


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