Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

September 2016

Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party

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

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Wonderful World of Wings!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger and learn all about the wings of a bird!
Oct 1 End Date

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Oct 1 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!
Oct 1 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Oct 1 End Date

Colors of the Wind Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Take a short hike to see how the trees change with the season and at the end create your own leaf printing to take home.
Oct 2 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 8 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Oct 8 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Oct 9 End Date

Painting on the Frio

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 9 End Date

Make a Pollinator

Village Creek State Park
Join us in the Nature Center to learn about the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds and other animals that pollinate our native plants and food crops and make a fun pollinator craft to take home.
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

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make some fish prints!
Oct 15 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!
Oct 15 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, 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
Oct 16 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 22 End Date

Arts in the Park- Gyotaku

Tyler State Park
The art of Japanese fish printing with a Texas flair!
Oct 22 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!
Oct 23 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 29 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at Geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 29 End Date

Hop, leap, and bound

Blanco State Park
Take a walk on the wild side.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come see our creepy crawlers and bat exhibit atop Ranger Peak!
Oct 29 End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and costume contests!
Oct 29 End Date

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come out to our park and learn how to make one of the premier toys of the 1830s: the corn husk doll!
Oct 29 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Get in the season, let your artistic side free, and carve a pumpkin!
Oct 29 End Date

Pedernales Pumpkin Painting

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come celebrate fall at Pedernales Falls with pumpkin painting! Mini pumpkins, paints, and other supplies will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Limited supplies will be available and you can choose a prize if you come in costume!
Oct 30 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!

November 2016

Nov 4 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 5 End Date

Fall Chautauqua Event

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for an old-fashioned “Chautauqua” as we celebrate fall and explore the park’s newest visitor addition, our CCC Cabin.
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 18 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 19 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Nov 20 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Nov 24 End Date

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a nature inspired centerpiece.
Nov 25 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
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.
Nov 26 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Nov 27 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

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

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
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 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

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 16 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
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.
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.

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