Calendar of Events

Kids

We provide tools to help kids learn and explore through the Junior Ranger Program.

July 2016

Jul 27 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 27 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 27 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Jul 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 27 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
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

Pedal the Trails!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Prepare for fun with Ranger Jose by bringing your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen.
Jul 28 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 29 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jul 29 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 29 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 29 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jul 29 End Date

Big Tree

Goose Island State Park
A 1,000 year old oak tree is waiting for you at Goose Island State Park.
Jul 29 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon to become junior rangers! They will learn about the park, its resources and why it is so important to be stewards of our natural places. They will then have the opportunity to participate in a mini service project. When completed, they will earn a custom sleeve patch!
Jul 29 End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
Jul 29 End Date

Hueco Tanks Family Campout!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Interested in learning some camping skills? Bring the family!
Jul 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a delicious Dutch Oven Dessert!
Jul 30 End Date

Bat Bonanza! - 8:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about these flying mammals.
Jul 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Jul 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 30 End Date

The Fast & The Furriest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ever seen a fox fur? What about a deer pelt?
Jul 30 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Jul 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 30 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 30 End Date

Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bring the family out to the park!
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Bass and Bait!

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Fishing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
You don't need water to practice your fishing skills!
Jul 30 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
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

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 30 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn how to be a Nature Detective!
Jul 30 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 30 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 30 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 7/23/2016.
Jul 30 End Date

Crafty Afternoon

Village Creek State Park
Come beat the heat in the cool of the Nature Center while making a piece of nature-themed art to take home as a memento of your visit to our park. Everyone welcome!
Jul 30 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

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

Skins, Skulls, and More - CANCELLED

South Llano River State Park
Sorry, but this program has been cancelled.
Jul 30 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
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 30 End Date

Devil's Sinkhole SNA Night Sky/Bat Flight Program

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Join us for a combination night sky and bat flight program on the last Saturday of July.
Jul 30 End Date

Star Party

Sea Rim State Park
Join us for a fun night of stargazing. Take a tour of our solar system while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. We will be looking at the rings of Saturn, the red glow of Mars, the Milky Way, Cygnus the Swan, the Summer Triangle, and more --maybe even a shooting star or two! Pack up the family, blankets, and a lawn chair or two and come join us.
Jul 30 End Date

Geocaching After Dark

Inks Lake State Park
We will give you a fun nighttime course on geocaching!
Jul 30 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come stargaze with us!
Jul 31 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 31 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 31 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.

August 2016

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Aug 3 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Aug 3 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 5 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 5 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: The Spider

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Aug 5 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 5 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 5 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 5 End Date

Campfire S'mores

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your own favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose!
Aug 5 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 5th!
Aug 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Aug 6 End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Aug 6 End Date

Birds of a Feather - Nature Play

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for an hour of nature play!
Aug 6 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Aug 6 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
If you are looking for a lifetime gift for your child, consider joining the staff and volunteers at Guadalupe River State Park for an introduction to fishing.
Aug 6 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Aug 6 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Turtle Safari

Blanco State Park
Explore the lives of turtles.
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! Do you enjoy games? Then, this program is for you!
Aug 6 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 6 End Date

Guess Who! Skins & Skulls

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen and discover clues about what animals live here in the Lost Pines!
Aug 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 10 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Stargazing Party

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 11th!
Aug 12 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 12 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 12 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 12 End Date

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Aug 12 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 13 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Aug 13 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
Aug 13 End Date

Who Goes There??

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers for a walk in search of traces, scat and other traces of the animals that call the park home
Aug 13 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 13 End Date

Lost Pines Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Texas Master Naturalist for a hike!
Aug 13 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

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

Beneath Your Feet!!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel for a hands on look at the role decomposers play in our ecosystem.
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 13 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Kid's Discovery Hike!

Bastrop State Park
Do you have a kiddo that's always exploring outside? Bring your little ones - even those in a stroller - and join us for a quick adventure in nature exploration on the Historic Golf Course paved trails!
Aug 13 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 17 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 19 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 19 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 19 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 19 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 19 End Date

Campfire S'mores

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your own favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose!
Aug 19 End Date

The Park After Dark

Eisenhower State Park
What's going bump in the night? Learn about the wildlife that comes out after the sun goes down.
Aug 20 End Date

Bark in the Park (Dog-friendly Hike)

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike sure to be a tail-waggin' good time! Spend some quality time with your 4-legged furry friends and take a leisurely stroll down one of our dog-friendly trails; also, learn a few tips on hiking safely with your pets in the desert and dog specific leave no trace principles!
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

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
Aug 20 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Aug 20 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Aug 20 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 20 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 20 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time.
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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 20 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 7/23/2016.
Aug 20 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A hands-on guessing game for kids.
Aug 20 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 21 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 24 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 25 End Date

Hueco Tanks Star Talk

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 25th!
Aug 26 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 26 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 26 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Aug 26 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for a morning of fishing!
Aug 27 End Date

Kid Fish 2016

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids out for our annual kids fish event. It's a free event for ages 1-12. The first 100 kids will receive a free rod and reel and event t-shirt. Tackle and bait will be provided.
Aug 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Rangers: Nature Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 27 End Date

Goin' Batty

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

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Aug 27 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
arts and crafts
Aug 27 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing.
Aug 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 31 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 2 End Date

Paint Party

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Sep 3 End Date

Birds of a Feather - Nature Play

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for an hour of nature play!
Sep 3 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Sep 3 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
Sep 3 End Date

Leave No Trace Hike - Jr. Ranger

Buescher State Park
So you want to be a Jr. Ranger? Come with us on a short hike to discover the important pillars of Leave No Trace!
Sep 3 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

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

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 4 End Date

How do birds fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust
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

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Sep 9 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party

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

Burning Pines 5K, 10K, & Jr. Ranger Run

Bastrop State Park
The Bastrop YMCA and the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks present the 5th Annual Burning Pine Run 5K/10K and Junior Ranger Run! http://www.burningpinerun.com/
Sep 10 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 10 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 14 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Sep 16 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
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 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
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 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 18 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 21 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Sep 23 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Before Life Became Automatic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Witness farm life as lived a century ago. Costumed interpreters demonstrate soap making, blacksmithing and other farm chores before life became so automatic!
Sep 24 End Date

Autumnal Equinox Solar Viewing

Bastrop State Park
View the sun in a safe environment with a Ranger!
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

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 28 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Sep 30 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party

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

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Oct 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 1 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 5 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Oct 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 12 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
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
Oct 15 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day

A free, fun, family day to wear your boots and cowboy hats and enjoy equine arena events, chuck wagon tasting, covered wagon rides, ranch demos and kids activities.
Oct 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 19 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 22 End Date

Fun with Fiber

Come and discover the many ways that different types of fiber were used on a farm a century ago. Bring a desire to learn about sewing, quilting, rope making and more!
Oct 22 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trick or treat in the park through the campsites then a ghost walk through the historic grounds after dark. Event is now on the 22nd.
Oct 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 26 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Oct 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come have a great time with your family at our "Boo in the Park" celebration. There will be a special entry fee of $5 per car beginning at 6:00 pm. Take the kids trick or treating in the park. We will have a campsite decorating contest for our campers, a pumpkin carving contest, along with storytelling at the amphitheater.
Oct 29 End Date

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!

November 2016

Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Nov 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
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 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
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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