Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

September 2015

Sep 4 End Date

Art in the Park

Goose Island State Park
Explore Goose Island State Park through art and color.
Sep 4 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 4 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 4 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Sep 5 End Date

Art in the Park

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger and create some art while at the park!
Sep 5 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Eisenhower State Park
Learn about how the park protects its prairie habitats with a live chainsaw demonstration. Then create a craft inspired by native wildflowers.
Sep 5 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Sep 5 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 5 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Sep 5 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Sep 5 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 5 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Sep 6 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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 6 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Sep 6 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get creative at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Sep 11 End Date

Art in the Park

Goose Island State Park
Explore Goose Island State Park through art and color.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 12 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Sep 12 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Sep 12 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 12 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.
Sep 13 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get creative at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Sep 18 End Date

Art in the Park

Goose Island State Park
Explore Goose Island State Park through art and color.
Sep 18 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 18 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 19 End Date

5th Annual Bison Festival

Quitaque, Texas, TX - Quitaque, Texas
An old-fashioned street dance, arts, crafts, activities, food, and of course some of Texas' greatest Americana and Texas country music artists!
Sep 19 End Date

11th 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 19 End Date

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate Birds!
Sep 19 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 19 End Date

Fort Richardson Art Day

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Art Day at Fort Richardson
Sep 19 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 19 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Sep 19 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Sep 19 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 20 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get creative at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Sep 25 End Date

Art in the Park

Goose Island State Park
Explore Goose Island State Park through art and color.
Sep 25 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 25 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 26 End Date

National Public Lands Day – Arts in the Park

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun, creative morning as we take an easy hike through the park; then let nature be your artistic inspiration as we draw, paint and create ~ for kids of all ages!
Sep 26 End Date

Fish Prints

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Sep 26 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Sep 26 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 26 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.

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Oct 3 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Oct 10 End Date

Art is for the Birds

Tyler State Park
Celebrate the Fall bird migration
Oct 17 End Date

Witch Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
D.I.Y. crafts for Halloween for both good and bad witches!
Oct 17 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Oct 17 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Oct 24 End Date

Witch Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
D.I.Y. crafts for Halloween for both good and bad witches!
Oct 31 End Date

Witch Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
D.I.Y. crafts for Halloween for both good and bad witches!

November 2015

Nov 7 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.

December 2015

Dec 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Dec 5 End Date

Holiday Kick-off at Bentsen!

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Family friendly holiday fun!
Dec 5 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 12 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 19 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 19 End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holidays at the park with campsite decorating contest, cookie decorating, historic toy-making, ranger talk, and visit from Santa.
Dec 22 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!

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