Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Dec 3 End Date

Christmas on the Creek

Village Creek State Park
Bring your family and friends and come join at this fun program guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, planning, and busy-ness and spend some time relaxing while making a variety of nature-themed Christmas crafts to decorate your home. Sip on hot chocolate or apple cider and munch on cookies while you make memories as well a decorations.
Dec 3 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a short hike and scavenger hunt along the shoreline, then we'll use our findings to make an ornament.
Dec 3 End Date

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 3 End Date

Nature Journaling

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Dec 3 End Date

Arts in the Parks: Hike and Draw

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger inside the nature center at Sunset Marina, (the park store) to create your very own nature journal!
Dec 3 End Date

3rd Annual Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home!
Dec 3 End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Atlanta State Park
An area as beautiful as Atlanta State Park is meant to be painted!
Dec 3 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 3 End Date

Trees in Winter

Eisenhower State Park
Paint a festive ornament made from fresh smelling cedar wood!
Dec 3 End Date

Simple Christmas - CANCELLED

Brazos Bend State Park
Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to anticipated bad weather.
Dec 3 End Date

Art in the Park- Wild about Reptiles

Cedar Hill State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Dec 3 End Date

CANCELLED: Create Your Own Planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Dec 4 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 9 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 10 End Date

Second Annual Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Christmas lights, scavenger hunts, shopping, crafts, and more!
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas with the Civilian Conservation Corps

Bastrop State Park
Escape the hoopla of holiday shopping and join us for a morning of cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and cheer! Park entry is free!
Dec 10 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake

Atlanta State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Dec 10 End Date

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 10 End Date

Arts in the Parks: Postcard Printing

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Create your own postcards to send out this holidays!
Dec 10 End Date

Holly Jolly Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Santa hid some geocaches! Learn how to use GPS to find them and assemble a unique snowman ornament.
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come join the elves in Santa’s workshop making bird feeders for our little feathered friends!
Dec 10 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 10 End Date

Paint your own Holiday Ornament

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to the bird blind and paint your own aromatic, cedar ornament to take home. This is also a great time to investigate any feathered friends that pay us a visit while we paint and enjoy some hot cocoa! Best of all, it's free with paid entrance to the park! Happy Holidays!
Dec 10 End Date

Watercolor Wetland

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Dec 10 End Date

Art in the Park- Penn Farm’s Past, Present and Future

Cedar Hill State Park
Let history inspire you!
Dec 10 End Date

Jolly Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a night of Christmas cheer in the great outdoors!
Dec 11 End Date

Junior Ranger: Skins, Skulls, Scat & Tracks

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore animal artifacts up close!
Dec 11 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 11 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 11 End Date

Corn Husk Dolls

McKinney Falls State Park
Made an old-fashioned doll!
Dec 16 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 17 End Date

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 17 End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Village Creek State Park
Scientists, naturalists, and ordinary people like you and me have found the joy of keeping a Nature Journal. Journals give you a place to write down your experiences, feelings, and new discoveries and help you connect with nature. Learn the basics of Nature Journaling in this hands-on program for all ages.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Paint your own Christmas card and wooden tree ornament
Dec 17 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 17 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 17 End Date

Paint your own Holiday Ornament

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to the bird blind and paint your own aromatic, cedar ornament to take home. This is also a great time to investigate any feathered friends that pay us a visit while we paint and enjoy some hot cocoa! Best of all, it's free with paid entrance to the park! Happy Holidays!
Dec 17 End Date

Caddo Composition: Photography Tips

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how to use different composition techniques in your nature photography!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Tours, Decorate Ornaments, Campfire with Santa and Campground Light Tour with Prizes
Dec 17 End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Ever wonder how Santa gets around in the marsh to visit the good little boys and girls? By air boat of course! Santa and Mrs. Claus have booked Sea Rim’s cabin and will be arriving by air boat on Dec. 17. Children can have a photo made with Santa starting at 3 p.m. when he arrives.
Dec 17 End Date

Dreaming of a Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday-themed evening!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us: Ranger talk, activities for the kids, and refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.
Dec 18 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
Dec 18 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 24 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 31 End Date

Watercolor Wetland

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year Nature Journal Challenge

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Make a resolution to spend more time outside!

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