Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

March 2016

Mar 15 End Date

4th Annual Photography Contest

Palmetto State Park
Submit your photos of the park and win prizes! All ages are welcome. Contest ends September 5, 2016.

July 2016

Jul 27 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Jul 28 End Date

Ecomusicology at the Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join flutist and musicologist Anne-Marie Houy for an evening talk about music inspired by nature and how the flute specifically can be used to imitate sounds of the natural world.
Jul 30 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Buescher State Park! No experience required! Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided by the park. Program will be led by artist and Park Ranger, Kristen!
Jul 30 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Jul 30 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jul 30 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Jul 31 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jul 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 31 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!

August 2016

Aug 6 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 7 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 13 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Aug 13 End Date

Make Your Own Sun Print!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Sun Printing is fun! Let us show you how to use nature and the sun to create art!
Aug 13 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 13 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Aug 13 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 13 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Aug 14 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!
Aug 20 End Date

Art and the Prairie Invaders

Cedar Hill State Park
Create art while you learn about the prairie!
Aug 20 End Date

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

Cedar Hill State Park
Let historic Penn Farm inspire your art!
Aug 20 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 20 End Date

Japanese Art of Fish Printing

Cedar Hill State Park
Enjoy the Japanese art of fish printing!
Aug 20 End Date

Water coloring by Joe Pool Lake

Cedar Hill State Park
Enjoy the sunset by the lake with water coloring!
Aug 21 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 27 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" about bats!
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
arts and crafts
Aug 28 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 5 End Date

Paint Party on the Beach

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting on the beach.
Sep 5 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 16 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 24 End Date

Caprock Canyons Get-To-Know Contest

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get inspired by nature and win big!
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!

October 2016

Oct 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!
Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids

November 2016

Nov 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!
Nov 24 End Date

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a nature inspired centerpiece.
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.

December 2016

Dec 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!

January 2017

Jan 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!

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