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Kids

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

July 2015

Jul 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 28 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 29 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 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 30 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 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 31 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jul 31 End Date

Storybook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Meet our trail side characters from a bat to a butterfly!
Jul 31 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 31 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Jul 31 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 31 End Date

Sunspotting!

Inks Lake State Park
Solar viewing party mapping out sun spot activity with telescopes!
Jul 31 End Date

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 31 End Date

Fridays on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Naturalist Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
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

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 1 End Date

Arts in the Parks

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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger - 4:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Come fishing with us at Buck Lake!
Aug 1 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Aug 1 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Aug 1 End Date

Full Moon Star Party - 9 pm

South Llano River State Park
Look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 2 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 2 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Aug 3 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 4 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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.
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 6 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 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Aug 7 End Date

Discovery Hike - Pineywoods Boardwalk Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Aug 7 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 7 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 7 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 8 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 8 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Aug 8 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 8 End Date

River Seining - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
See what lives in the river!
Aug 8 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 8 End Date

Skull Sleuthing - 2:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what an animal's skull tells us about how it survived!
Aug 8 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Aug 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Aug 8 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 9 End Date

Birding 101 - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Catch the birding bug!
Aug 9 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 10 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 11 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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.
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 13 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 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 14 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 14 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 14 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 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 15 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 15 End Date

Survival Workshop @ Amphitheater: Fire starting and Knot Tying

Inks Lake State Park
Learn some fun and basic outdoor skills that might save a life one day!
Aug 15 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Aug 15 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Aug 15 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 15 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Aug 15 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 5:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Try this high-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 15 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 16 End Date

Overlook Trail Hike - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Get a great view of the park and surrounding valley before the day heats up!
Aug 16 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 16 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Aug 17 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 18 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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.
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 20 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 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 21 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 21 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 21 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 22 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 22 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen! UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL
Aug 22 End Date

Kid Fish Event

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Aug 22 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 22 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Aug 22 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 22 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What bird is that?
Aug 23 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
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 23 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 23 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Aug 24 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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.
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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!
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 28 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 28 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 28 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 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 29 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 29 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 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.
Aug 30 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

September 2015

Sep 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!
Sep 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 4 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 4 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 4 End Date

Paint Party

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Sep 5 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 5 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 5 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 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.
Sep 6 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Sep 6 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech hide and seek
Sep 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 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!
Sep 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 11 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 11 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 11 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 11 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Sep 12 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 12 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everyone's a Birder!
Sep 12 End Date

Geo-Caching

Wyler Aerial Tramway
New to Geo-Caching? Come and learn about all the fun you can have at this modern treasure hunt!
Sep 12 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 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.
Sep 13 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Sep 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 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!
Sep 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 18 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 18 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 18 End Date

Paint Party

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

Youth Fishing Event

Sea Center Texas
Bring your own rod, reel, and bait and enjoy a couple of hours catch and release fishing.
Sep 19 End Date

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 19 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 19 End Date

Nature Journaling

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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 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.
Sep 20 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Sep 20 End Date

LBJ State Park 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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 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!
Sep 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 25 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 25 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 25 End Date

Paint Party

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

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Sep 26 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 26 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 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.
Sep 27 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Sep 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

October 2015

Oct 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 3 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 17 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 17 End Date

Government Canyon SNA 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 17 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day at Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranch Heritage is an annual free, fun, family event with chuck wagon cooking, horse-drawn covered wagon, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, frontier days activities including branding, horseshoeing, weaving, fence building and apple peeling.
Oct 17 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Oct 18 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 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 24 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.
Oct 24 End Date

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

November 2015

Nov 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 14 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come celebrate how the mighty San Antonio River has shaped the cultural and natural resource history of our area from ancient times to the present.
Nov 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 28 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.
Nov 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

December 2015

Dec 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 5 End Date

Holiday Kick-off at Bentsen!

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Family friendly holiday fun!
Dec 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 11 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy lighted hiking trails and historic Kreische House.
Dec 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 20 End Date

46th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

January 2016

Jan 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jan 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

February 2016

Feb 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Feb 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

March 2016

Mar 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

April 2016

Apr 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Apr 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Apr 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Apr 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

October 2016

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 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!

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