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.

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

Watercolor Painting

Goose Island State Park
Join us for the basics of watercolor painting and take inspiration from nature!
Sep 2 End Date

Paint Party

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

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Sep 3 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 3 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Sep 3 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!
Sep 3 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Printing

Village Creek State Park
Come by the nature center to learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku - or fish printing. This is a fun activity for everyone. You can paint one of our realistic fish molds or your own fish catch. Get as creative as you want with decorating your fish print. When you are done, you can take your artwork home as a record of your stay here and your catch!
Sep 3 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Sep 3 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Sep 3 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Eisenhower State Park
Watch a live chainsaw demonstration and create a craft inspired by native wildflowers! We'll be learning how the park protects its prairie habitats.
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 7 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gytoku, the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 10 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Sep 10 End Date

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Sep 10 End Date

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!
Sep 14 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gytoku, the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 15 End Date

Watercolor Painting

Goose Island State Park
Join us for the basics of watercolor painting and take inspiration from nature!
Sep 16 End Date

Paint Party

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

12th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come and join us at this FREE event to discover the wonders of the Desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided walks, demonstrations, and other fun outdoors activities!
Sep 17 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 17 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Sep 17 End Date

Art in the Park

Tyler State Park
Make your own nature art!
Sep 17 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!
Sep 17 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party

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

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 24 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Sep 24 End Date

Arts in the Parks: Hike and Draw

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike around the day use area at the park store. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Sep 24 End Date

Caprock Canyons Get-To-Know Contest

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get inspired by nature and win big!
Sep 24 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside.
Sep 28 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gytoku, the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party

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

October 2016

Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park at night and join us for games, crafts, and more!
Oct 15 End Date

Wyman Meinzer Photography Workshop

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Night photography class at Fort Richardson State Park

November 2016

Nov 12 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
For centuries people have been settling along the San Antonio River, from native hunters and gatherers to European immigrants. Come see how they lived and changed the surrounding area at this exciting event!
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 3 End Date

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

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

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

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

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

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

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

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

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
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

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us, Ranger talk, activities for the kids, refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.

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