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Arts & Crafts

July 2015

Jul 29 End Date

Art in the Park - Decorate Our Door Art Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Your artwork could be featured at McKinney Falls State Park!
Jul 31 End Date

Arts in the Park: FIREFLY FUN!

Garner State Park
Come learn about the fascinating world of fireflies and create a fun firefly craft. All ages welcome!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Aug 1 End Date

Yuccapalooza

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Lockhart State Park
Earn a Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 1 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Aug 1 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Aug 1 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Tyler State Park
Be inspired by the outdoors!
Aug 1 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
Aug 2 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Aug 8 End Date

Art in the Park

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger and create some art while at the park!
Aug 8 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Aug 21 End Date

Art in the Park - Campfire Poetry Slam

McKinney Falls State Park
Nature is full of poetry!
Aug 22 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!
Aug 22 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Aug 23 End Date

Arts in the Parks

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!
Aug 29 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Aug 29 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!

September 2015

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 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

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

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
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 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

Draw Wild!

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

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

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

Nature Journaling

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

Draw Wild!

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

Draw Wild!

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

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 17 End Date

Nature Journaling

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

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!

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