Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

May 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3pm

Presentation by Elaine Davenport: Discovering Westcave, A Hill Country Nature Preserve

The University of Texas at Austin

Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712

To register, please contact: Martha Christie marthajchristie@gmail.com, 512-626-1430

Please join Elaine Davenport as she takes us on a walk through Westcave Preserve and highlights the educational initiatives of the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. The presentation is based on her book, co-authored with S. Christopher Caran, Discovering Westcave: The Natural & Human History of a Hill Country Nature Preserve, published by Texas A&M University Press. There also is never-before-published information about the Westcave area's colorful history and characters. Elaine's presentation will include some of the book's amazing photographs, plus line drawings from famed Texas artist Nancy McGowan. Westcave is recognized nationally and internationally as both an ecological jewel and an innovator in promoting nature awareness and outdoor experience.

Elaine Davenport is an award-winning writer and journalist who is a Westcave Preserve docent and certified Texas Master Naturalist.