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 (4+)

Charleston urban garden

3718 Charleston St

You are invited to join us in a little. Dirt Therapy—Everyone can benefit from Gardening Now More Than Ever.

NEO is dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds lead more active outdoor-oriented lives for better health, happiness, and wellbeing. https://youtu.be/YLPJrHs5PCk?list=TLGGYXrB28dE2rIxNjAzMjAyMg

Backyard urban community gardens are on the rise. They help to teach communities to become more sustainable, but the power of working the earth will also help soothe your soul.

All skill levels are welcomed. Free lunch provided. You can even learn new skills. You can come by @ any time between 8am-11am.


Bring water, a hat, some sunscreen, boots (open toe shoes not recommended) and bug spray.
Restroom is available onsite

Bike ride birds and abit of nature +/-11 miles TC Jester/White Oak bayou

TC Jester Parking Lot

NEO is dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds lead more active outdoor-oriented lives for better health, happiness, and wellbeing. https://youtu.be/YLPJrHs5PCk?list=TLGGYXrB28dE2rIxNjAzMjAyMg

Dropped pin

T.C.Jester Park

This bike ride will be +/-11 miles along paved trails of White Oak bayou. Small portion will be along sidewalk and neighborhood streets.

NEO is having a Grand opening garden event nearby, 2 miles north (5min) come check it out and meet/say hi to Jennifer Boley, NEO founder. 29°51'18.6"N 95°27'25.0"W

What to bring:
Helmet (strongly recommended)
Love of nature

Community Garden Grand Opening!

Highland Park

Please join NEO at our Highland Park Grand Opening celebration! NEO has been instrumental in creating this large new community garden in Acres Homes where we do so much community work.

During this grand opening event we help community members enjoy:

  • garden tours
  • planting a variety of seeds
  • planting eggplant, tomato, and pepper plants as well as herbs
  • planting a beautiful Certified Monarch Waystation conservation garden
  • learning to make trellises and arbors from inexpensive cattle panels
  • learning to make 6' tomato cages from inexpensive deer fencing

We can use plenty of volunteers to make this an incredible event for community members. We are happy to sign off on community service hours for anyone who needs it. We hope to see you there!

Volunteers! - Cigna Sunday in Schwartz Park

Schwartz Park

Come volunteer at a great festive event, Cigna Sunday at Schwartz Park!

NEO will provide the majority of family-friendly games for the event including giant jenga, connect 4, flamingo ring toss, chess, checkers, etc. Don't forget the crowd favorite, lawn fishing!

Volunteers will enjoy the festivities while helping families play games. Believe it or not, a lot of people don't even know how to play checkers! You are welcome to bring kiddos to help out too. We will sign off on volunteer/service hours for anyone who needs it.

Setup will start at 10:30am, and cleanup should be finished by about 4:30pm. Please make a comment with the hours you'll be able to help out. Thank you!


Past events (1,753)

Elevation - Hill and Stair Interval Training

The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park