07/4/17

Live the Story: Battle for Texas the Experience

I was invited to journey back in time to experience the daily lives of early Texas settlers at the Battle For Texas The Experience. This San Antonio attraction features a completely immersive adventure that is great for the entire family. Over 250 artifacts together for the first time. The unforgettable, curated exhibition provides views with an in-depth perspective on the stirring story of the Battle of the Alamo!

Live the Story.

Learn more about James Bowie, David Crockett, William Barret Travis, Juan Sequin and Santa Anna in the representation of the story for the Battle for the Alamo. It’s very easy to lose yourself in the history that is Texas. What are y’all waiting for? Plan your visit and journey back in time while having fun doing so!

Mobile App

Experience Battle For Texas with their mobile app! You will have access to over forty different audio clips featuring information on the story of Texas and the artifacts on display. Watch exclusive video content of 1836 re-enactors telling their story!  With seven different historical figures to choose from you wont miss a detail. Select the person of your choice and see their perspective. You can even embark on a unique scavenger hunt, search for character cards containing additional information about each historical figure. The mobile guide is also available in Spanish!

Interactive. Educational. Immersive.

 

If you listen quietly while walking through the gallery you will hear the special soundscape of mockingbirds, mourning doves, cicadas and insects that would have been heard across the Texas plains in the early 1800’s. This adds to the experience of the daily lives of the Texas settlers and the tensions leading up to the Texas Revolution and the climactic battle in which the Alamo defenders sacrificed their lives for freedom.

Fitfunand … born and raised in Texas!!

(Sponsored post but no worries, all opinions are solely my own.)

Plan your visit here for the Battle of Texas The Experience.

Group/School Adventures

Location:

Alamo Plaza at Blum Street
Inside the Shops at  Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX 78205

Call the toll free number to reserve your tickets now 1-866-633-0195.

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/29/17

Breathe Today. SA Tomorrow. What Can You Do?

Last week the City of San Antonio~Office of Sustainability launched an Air Quality awareness campaign to encourage businesses and residents to help reduce air pollution.

This is just the beginning of a campaign set out to make the city a fabulous place to work, play and live in while enhancing the environment and quality of life for all residents as well as future generations. The air we breathe should be as pure as we as a whole can help make it.

#BreatheTodaySATomorrow #AirQuality

“Air quality is a priority for San Antonio because of it’s impact on our community’s health and economy,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Douglas Melnick. In October 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a more stringent, health-based air pollution standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb) of ground level, ozone emissions. Bexar County’s air quality is currently at 73 parts per billion. Ground level ozone is created from emissions from various sources such as industrial facilities, motor vehicle exhaust and gasoline fumes in the presence of sunlight.

Don’t just breathe, breathe clean. It’s our right.

What can you do to help keep the air cleaner everyday? According to EPA below are some examples.

Transportation tips:

  • Car pool, use public transportation, bike or walk when possible.
  • Combine errands to reduce “cold starts” of your car and avoid extended idling.
  • Be sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Keep car, boat and other engines properly tuned, and avoid engines that smoke.
  • Follow gasoline refueling instructions for efficient vapor recovery. Be careful not to spill fuel and always tighten your gas cap securely.

Household Tips:

  • Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible.
  • Some products that you use at your home or office are made with smog-forming chemicals that can evaporate into the air when you use them. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations for use and properly seal cleaners, paints, and other chemicals to prevent evaporation into the air.
  • Conserve electricity. Consider setting your thermostat a little higher in the summer and lower in winter. Participate in local energy conservation programs. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment.
  • Consider using gas logs instead of wood. If you use a wood-burning stove or fireplace insert, make sure it meets EPA design specifications. Burn only dry, seasoned wood.

Lawn and garden Tips:

  • Mulch or compost leaves and yard waste.

There will be days when the ozone and pollution is expected to be high. We can do small things in order to keep our city air cleaner. I believe that if we practice putting these tips into our everyday life and explain to our children why this is important, it will make us more aware of the environment and space we live, work and play in. Awareness and education might just bring more caring and need for protection of the city love.

Remember that we are part of the imprint and we make an impact always.

 

Let the City of San Antonio~Office of Sustainability know what your doing to make air quality better.

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/COSAOfficeofSustainability/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/COSAGOV

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/cosa_sustainability/?hl=en

I was born and raised in San Antonio and am a Nature Girl at heart. This means I play, hike, swim and have fun outdoors. If there is anything I can do to ensure that my family and friends breathe cleaner and leave it cleaner I will!

Fitfunand … #BreatheTodaySATomorrow.

(Sponsored post: The Social Being.)