Calendar of Events

Kids

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

March 2017

Mar 1 End Date

Birding Basics

Goose Island State Park
Want to start birding, but do not know where to start? Come to Birding Basics and discover the tools of a bird watcher.
Mar 3 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR Garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Mar 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Mar 4 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)
Mar 4 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.
Mar 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 4 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Mar 4 End Date

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Celebrate the 181st anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence!
Mar 4 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families.
Mar 4 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.
Mar 4 End Date

Animal Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals+Bingo=Win, Win!
Mar 4 End Date

Bluebird House Day

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to build your own bluebird house! Limited space available, see below for details.
Mar 4 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Mar 4 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Mar 4 End Date

Small Walk with a Fire Talk!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come walk with a ranger through a recently burned area of Pedernales Falls! We will explain why in the world firefighters would start a fire in our park ON PURPOSE! Prescribed burns are a very important tool for land management in our parks and we will show you why on this short hike (less than 1/2 mile).
Mar 5 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Join us on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 5 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 5 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

High-Tech Hunt

Garner State Park
Capture the natural, historical, and cultural diversity of Garner State Park with photography!
Mar 8 End Date

Little Naturalists: Naturally Sense-sational!

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your pre-schoolers (ages 3-6) to the park to explore the natural world.
Mar 8 End Date

Shelling 101

Galveston Island State Park
Comb the beach for shells and treasures, collect and keep.
Mar 8 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Carnivore, omnivore, herbivore?....Predator, prey?
Mar 8 End Date

Birding Basics

Goose Island State Park
Want to start birding, but do not know where to start? Come to Birding Basics and discover the tools of a bird watcher.
Mar 8 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Mar 10 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR Garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Mar 10 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Animal Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals+Bingo=Win, Win!
Mar 10 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Mar 10 End Date

Women of El Paso & Hueco Tanks History

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A celebration of the women who have impacted the Hueco Mountains and El Paso.
Mar 10 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to find what goes bump in the night!
Mar 10 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Mar 10 End Date

Full Moon Viewing

Bastrop State Park
Come see the man in the moon up close through a telescope!
Mar 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Mar 11 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)
Mar 11 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.
Mar 11 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 11 End Date

Fawn Trail Nature Hike - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Enjoy a fun hike in the park's back-country!
Mar 11 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Mar 11 End Date

High-Tech Hunt

Garner State Park
Capture the natural, historical, and cultural diversity of Garner State Park with photography!
Mar 11 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!
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Mar 11 End Date

Survival Workshop @ Amphitheater: Fire Starting

Inks Lake State Park
Learn some fun and basic outdoor skills that might save a life one day!
Mar 11 End Date

Annual LBJ Kite Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
This event has been cancelled.
Mar 11 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.
Mar 11 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.
Mar 11 End Date

Pin the Tail on the...err...umm.....Bison!?

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Bison and their uses and a fun game too!
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 11 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Mar 11 End Date

Owl Prowlin'

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn all about the who's whoooo of the night.
Mar 12 End Date

Naturalist Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about the local flora and fauna with a Texas Master Naturalist volunteer.
Mar 12 End Date

Buck Lake Scavenger Hunt Walk - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
See what cool nature we can find as we walk around Buck Lake!
Mar 12 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Mar 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.
Mar 13 End Date

Spring Break Crafts and Activities

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come join us at the park for nature and Native American themed crafts and activities! This is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
Mar 14 End Date

Beginner Birding

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn about the awesome hobby known as birding.
Mar 14 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Mar 14 End Date

Bird Nerds

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn about our flying feathered friends!
Mar 14 End Date

Pin the Tail on the...err...umm.....Bison!?

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Bison and their uses and a fun game too!
Mar 14 End Date

Spring Break Crafts and Activities

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come join us at the park for nature and Native American themed crafts and activities! This is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!
Mar 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Mar 14 End Date

Guess Who! Skins & Skulls

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen and discover clues about what animals live here in the Lost Pines!
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Mar 15 End Date

Vernal Equinox Solar Viewing

Bastrop State Park
View the sun in a safe environment with a Ranger!
Mar 15 End Date

Spring Break Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to check out our 6-legged critters.
Mar 15 End Date

High-Tech Hunt

Garner State Park
Capture the natural, historical, and cultural diversity of Garner State Park with photography!
Mar 15 End Date

Sssslitherin' Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
Mar 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
This event has been cancelled.
Mar 15 End Date

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
An outdoor survival class just for kids!
Mar 15 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.
Mar 15 End Date

Backyard Bass

Bastrop State Park
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!
Mar 15 End Date

Spring Break Crafts and Activities

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come join us at the park for nature and Native American themed crafts and activities! This is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!
Mar 15 End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 15 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Mar 15 End Date

Birding Basics

Goose Island State Park
Want to start birding, but do not know where to start? Come to Birding Basics and discover the tools of a bird watcher.
Mar 15 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, short (apocalyptic) hike?
Mar 16 End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 16 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Mar 16 End Date

Spring Break Guided Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Need an activity during your spring break vacation? Join us for a hike!
Mar 16 End Date

Animal Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals+Bingo=Win, Win
Mar 16 End Date

Spring Break Crafts and Activities

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come join us at the park for nature and Native American themed crafts and activities! This is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!
Mar 16 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Mar 16 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Mar 16 End Date

Building Animal Habitats - 3 pm

South Llano River State Park
Create your own animal habitat out of natural materials!
Mar 16 End Date

Small Walk with a Fire Talk!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come walk with a ranger through a recently burned area of Pedernales Falls! We will explain why in the world firefighters would start a fire in our park ON PURPOSE! Prescribed burns are a very important tool for land management in our parks and we will show you why on this short hike (less than 1/2 mile).
Mar 16 End Date

Night Hike - 8:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Mar 17 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR Garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Mar 17 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Mar 17 End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 17 End Date

Mammals of North Texas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn about our local mammalian neighbors.
Mar 17 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Carnivore, omnivore, herbivore?....Predator, prey?
Mar 17 End Date

How do birds fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust
Mar 17 End Date

Spring Break Crafts and Activities

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come join us at the park for nature and Native American themed crafts and activities! This is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!
Mar 17 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard birding
Mar 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Mar 17 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Mar 18 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)
Mar 18 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.
Mar 18 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Mar 18 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Mar 18 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 18 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Mar 18 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Step back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Mar 18 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!
Mar 18 End Date

Wood Carving and Scroll Saw Demonstration

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to Pedernales Falls and take a look at how woodworkers made fancy designs in the late 1800s. These saws were making their debut at the same time that the first settlers were coming to the Pedernales Falls area from Germany. Hang around headquarters with park host Larry Roszell for a while and see this nifty saw in action at 11:00 and 2:00!
Mar 18 End Date

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a wilderness survival clinic for kids!
Mar 18 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families.
Mar 18 End Date

Fishing Fest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for some fishing fun at Lockhart State Park! New to fishing? No problem! We'll teach you the basics.
Mar 18 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.
Mar 18 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Mar 18 End Date

Skins N' Skulls

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever pet a bobcat fur? How about held a deer antler?
Mar 18 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Mar 18 End Date

Small Walk with a Fire Talk!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come walk with a ranger through a recently burned area of Pedernales Falls! We will explain why in the world firefighters would start a fire in our park ON PURPOSE! Prescribed burns are a very important tool for land management in our parks and we will show you why on this short hike (less than 1/2 mile).
Mar 18 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Mar 19 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 19 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Mar 19 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Mar 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Mar 22 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Mar 22 End Date

Birding Basics

Goose Island State Park
Want to start birding, but do not know where to start? Come to Birding Basics and discover the tools of a bird watcher.
Mar 23 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Mar 23 End Date

Building Animal Habitats - 3 pm

South Llano River State Park
Create your own animal habitat out of natural materials!
Mar 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly tour of the stars visible above Hueco Tanks this January night.
Mar 24 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR Garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Mar 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Mar 24 End Date

The Stellar Life of Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about the birth and death of stars.
Mar 24 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing and storytelling.
Mar 25 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)
Mar 25 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.
Mar 25 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Mar 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Mar 25 End Date

High-Tech Hunt

Garner State Park
Capture the natural, historical, and cultural diversity of Garner State Park with photography!
Mar 25 End Date

Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A fun talk about the history of beverage cans.
Mar 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Mar 25 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families.
Mar 25 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.
Mar 25 End Date

Pin the Tail on the...err...umm.....Bison!?

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Bison and their uses and a fun game too!
Mar 25 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.
Mar 25 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Mar 25 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Mar 25 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Mar 25 End Date

Small Walk with a Fire Talk!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come walk with a ranger through a recently burned area of Pedernales Falls! We will explain why in the world firefighters would start a fire in our park ON PURPOSE! Prescribed burns are a very important tool for land management in our parks and we will show you why on this short hike (less than 1/2 mile).
Mar 25 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Mar 25 End Date

Star Party - 8:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Mar 26 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 26 End Date

Buck Lake Trail Nature Walk - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Walk with us in the beautiful pecan forest!
Mar 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Mar 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Sunset Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
In celebration of the March 20th Equinox, join Hueco Tanks staff and volunteers on a sunset hike through the park.
Mar 29 End Date

Birding Basics

Goose Island State Park
Want to start birding, but do not know where to start? Come to Birding Basics and discover the tools of a bird watcher.
Mar 31 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR Garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Mar 31 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Mar 31 End Date

Evening Bike Ride

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Explore the park on two wheels!

April 2017

Apr 1 End Date

Live Birds of Prey Program!

Lake Livingston State Park
Watch birds of prey soar high above the park! Live hawks, falcons, eagles, and possibly owls will be featured as part of a talk given by a Falconer from EarthQuest.org.
Apr 1 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)
Apr 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Texas Time Travelers

Inks Lake State Park
Go back in time to the mid-1800s and learn all about how Central Texas used to be
Apr 1 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.
Apr 1 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding basics.
Apr 1 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Apr 2 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Apr 2 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Apr 5 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home. Bird Walks will be led by bird hosts.
Apr 6 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 7 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 7 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Apr 8 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 8 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Apr 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Apr 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Apr 8 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding basics.
Apr 8 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Apr 9 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Apr 9 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Apr 12 End Date

Little Naturalists: River Wonders

Guadalupe River State Park
Your little ones will explore the wonders of the Guadalupe River.
Apr 13 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 14 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Apr 15 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 15 End Date

Beach & Bay Day

Galveston Island State Park
Our park opens its doors for a FREE come out and play day!
Apr 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Only eat the chocolates in the plastic Easter eggs, not the ones that the rabbits made that morning!
Apr 15 End Date

Owl Pellet Dissection

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out what that owl hacked up!
Apr 15 End Date

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Meridian State Park
Children ages 12 & under, bring your baskets and join us at the park to hunt eggs!
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 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.
Apr 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Apr 16 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Apr 16 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Apr 16 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding basics.
Apr 20 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 21 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Apr 22 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Relaxed, island-style birding basics.
Apr 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Apr 27 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 28 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Youth Birding Classic

Galveston Island State Park
Youth birding contest, called the Big Sit!
Apr 29 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Apr 30 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

May 2017

May 6 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to check out our six-legged wonders.
May 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
May 10 End Date

Little Naturalists: Wild and Wonderful!

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your little ones to learn about the world of plants.
May 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
May 13 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
May 13 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
May 14 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
May 20 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
May 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
May 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
May 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

June 2017

Jun 3 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 10 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Jun 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jun 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Jun 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Step back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Jun 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 24 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 8 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Jul 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jul 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 15 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Jul 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

August 2017

Aug 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Aug 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Aug 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Aug 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

September 2017

Sep 2 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Sep 9 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Sep 10 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Sep 16 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 23 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Oct 14 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Oct 21 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

November 2017

Nov 4 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Nov 11 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Nov 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Nov 18 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...

December 2017

Dec 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Dec 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Dec 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

January 2018

Jan 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2017. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area.
Jan 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!

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