Texas Tech University

National Ranching Heritage Center to Host Quailapalooza

Glenys Young

April 26, 2022

"Children will get the opportunity to learn about quail in a hands-on environment."

The event will offer children the opportunity to see how scientists study the birds.

Children 5 to 12 years old will have a hands-on opportunity to see how scientists study quail during Quailapalooza from 1-3 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) in Lubbock.

The NRHC will host a hands-on, educational presentation designed for children presented by Texas Tech University's Quail-Tech. Participants will be given the opportunity to see live adult quail and chicks, observe a quail nest and eggs, learn what quail eat, see how scientists capture quail and learn about their predators.

“For many ranchers, the Northern Bobwhite Quail is a treasured rangeland inhabitant,” said Brad Dabbert, the Burnett Foundation Endowed Professor of Quail Ecology. “Unfortunately, bobwhite populations are declining throughout their historic range in Texas.” 

The program is free to children of Ranching Heritage Association members and will cost $5 per child for non-members. To register for the event, click here. Limited space is available. 

About the National Ranching Heritage Center

The NRHC is a 27-acre museum and historical park that offers educational programs and exhibits about ranching history and contemporary ranching issues. The center is located at 3121 Fourth St. in Lubbock and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, and the historical park is wheelchair and stroller accessible.