What we're about

If you love camping, backpacking, kayaking, paddleboarding, nature walks, hiking, biking, fishing, geocaching, photography, outdoor cooking, birding, wildlife viewing, travel, and anything else outdoors... Plus, if you enjoy throwing in some cultural activities, cooking, movie nights, and other one off events with fun people, NEO is for you!

If you like fun volunteer opportunities working with schools and the community to teach others how to enjoy nature and the great outdoors, we have that too! Welcome to NEO (Nature & Eclectic Outdoors)!

NEO is a Texas based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds lead more outdoor oriented lives for better health, happiness, and life balance. Check out our website at www.NEOproject.org! (http://www.neoproject.org/)

NEO events are open to everyone, and most activities are family, kid, and pet friendly! Events are free or low cost! We supplement our regular outdoor events with amazing cultural opportunities and affordable travel adventures. Our goal is to make outdoor activities and incredible travel events accessible to everyone.

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We love being outdoors! We want to make sure everyone has the chance to experience hiking, camping, backpacking, cycling, kayaking, geocaching, and anything else they would like to try out. We love to travel and get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, and we want others to have this opportunity to travel with us in a safe and relaxed environment.

NEO may host an all day hike at Brazos Bend State Park, a weekend camp at Pedernales Falls, or a cool mid-week night hike at Memorial Park. You could even find us introducing members to the Colorado Rockies on a long weekend! Whatever NEO does, we’re going to make some new friends, create amazing lifelong memories, and have a blast!

NEO has several special initiatives described on our website atwww.neoproject.org (http://www.neoproject.org/), but one initiative in particular has gained us incredible respect and notoriety. Through our “Wilderness Kids” initiative, NEO encourages kids and families to get off the couch, away from the video games and cell phones, and OUTSIDE. With the help of contributions and donations, NEO hosts events and clinics designed to teach kids necessary skills for enjoying outdoor activities and thriving in the natural world. Kids develop leadership and teamwork skills while learning about water safety, hiking, camping, nature and wildlife, and much more! They are also introduced to people from all walks of life and from all over the world, giving them a broader understanding of the world and cultures around them.

We partner with schools, businesses, and other organizations to facilitate field trips, on campus events, and team builders. We also host private events that help support our nonprofit mission. Get in touch with us today to discuss these special programs and events.

If you would like to learn more about becoming involved in our NEO Volunteer Corps helping out at fun community outreach events and in our school partnerships, email us at contact@neoproject.org! (http://www.neoproject.org/?page_id=891)

Upcoming events (5)

Elevation Training - Bring Water!

The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park

Welcome to a unique workout in the flatlands of Houston – Elevation Training using one of the few topographic features in Houston, Buffalo Bayou! We start with a couple stations along the Bayou itself then go on to downtown and utilize the structures and monuments there. You may choose to go up and down the stairs as slow or fast as you want. This hike is meant to help you push a little and see your strength improve over time. There are 6 stops total, lasting about 90 minutes and, if you’re ambitious, can get about 1,000 feet of elevation gain! I want to stress, this is a workout. You will need to wear tennis shoes and proper workout attire. Headlamps are desired in the winter, and water is especially needed in the summer. Be sure to dress for the weather, regardless! PARKING: Sabine Street Fonde Recreation Center Lot H (google pins for parking locations https://goo.gl/maps/6WmYvWR9S4rF3Epw7 ) WHAT TO BRING: Workout attire Running shoes WATER (winter optional) headlamp For some past episodes in this long running series. September 17 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/220960312/), 2015 February 19, 2015 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/220436733/) July 8, 2014 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/192875942/)

Edith L Moore nature sanctuary short stroll

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church

This is scheduled before a night hike (which starts nearby, 8 blocks away. Drive to the night hike location nearby). E.L.M. nature sanctuary is approx 18 acres along Rummel creek. We will take a short stroll (30 min) around a see what we can hear during the night.

Night Hike - Terry Hershey Park 5 miles

Rustling Pines neighborhood

Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/NEOProjectTX/ Donate | neoproject https://www.neoproject.org/donate This is a limited attendance event. Keep your RSVP up to date We will follow COVID-related health guidelines including wearing masks over your nose and mouth at all times. Please be respectful of each others' space and health. If you have a fever, do not feel well, or have any COVID symptoms, please sit this one out. For up-to-date COVID info, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html Leaving at 7:10PM Hiking Wilcrest west towards Kirkwood. Then over the bayou to the dirt trail (anthills) towards Dairy Ashford. Total distance will be approx. 5 miles Supplies: • Water • Hiking shoes • Bug spray • Head lamp or flashlight (approx 120 lumens)

Elevation Training - Bring Water!

The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park

Welcome to a unique workout in the flatlands of Houston – Elevation Training using one of the few topographic features in Houston, Buffalo Bayou! We start with a couple stations along the Bayou itself then go on to downtown and utilize the structures and monuments there. You may choose to go up and down the stairs as slow or fast as you want. This hike is meant to help you push a little and see your strength improve over time. There are 6 stops total, lasting about 90 minutes and, if you’re ambitious, can get about 1,000 feet of elevation gain! I want to stress, this is a workout. You will need to wear tennis shoes and proper workout attire. Headlamps are desired in the winter, and water is especially needed in the summer. Be sure to dress for the weather, regardless! PARKING: Sabine Street Fonde Recreation Center Lot H (google pins for parking locations https://goo.gl/maps/6WmYvWR9S4rF3Epw7 ) WHAT TO BRING: Workout attire Running shoes WATER (winter optional) headlamp For some past episodes in this long running series. September 17 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/220960312/), 2015 February 19, 2015 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/220436733/) July 8, 2014 (http://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/192875942/)

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Elevation Training - Bring Water!

The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park

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