NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Oct 10 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Jocelyn Moore, assistant education coordinator for SFA Gardens, will present “Changing Young Lives, One Garden Bud at a Time.”

Passionate about teaching our youngest citizens how to value and protect the environment through experiential learning an engagement, Moore teaches outdoor environmental education to local youth during field trips, after-school clubs and summer SFA Gardens Pineywoods camps,

She leads an interdisciplinary team of SFA college students, who teach and mentor Boys and Girls Club members. Each week, elementary school students visit the Pineywoods Native Plant Center to learn about nature, gardening and nutrition. Moore said she loves the layers of mentorship and skill-based learning that unfolds each week, with both college student workers and elementary school students. When she is not working at SFA Gardens, Moore often volunteers with local school and community garden groups.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the PNPC and Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email [email protected].