Calendar of Events

Kids

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

October 2016

Oct 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)
Oct 1 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!
Oct 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
Oct 1 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 1 End Date

Unhuggables - Mask Making Craft

Buescher State Park
Get better acquainted with the animals that may freak you out!
Oct 1 End Date

Story Time

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 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.
Oct 1 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Oct 1 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 1 End Date

Craft-ernoon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Oct 1 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Oct 1 End Date

Colors of the Wind Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Take a short hike to see how the trees change with the season and at the end create your own leaf printing to take home.
Oct 1 End Date

Night Creatures!

Fort Parker State Park
Do you recall the haunting magic of the lanterns and the whispered tales of things that go bump in the night? Come and learn about our "night creatures" at Fort Parker State Park and be afraid no more!
Oct 1 End Date

Batty About Bats

Guadalupe River State Park
Become bat detectors...or is that detectives -- join us and find out!
Oct 1 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come stargaze with us!
Oct 1 End Date

Amazing Animal Adaptations

Lockhart State Park
Discover the special skills and features that help Texas animals survive!
Oct 2 End Date

Twin Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for a hike into the cool canyon to see Twin Falls. These beautiful, spring-fed, twin waterfalls are not to be missed. There is no telling what we will see along the way!
Oct 2 End Date

Bike with a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger for a morning bike ride through the park!
Oct 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 2 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Oct 2 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat, Oh My!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Who left that?
Oct 4 End Date

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Oct 5 End Date

Story and a Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Oct 5 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!
Oct 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 7 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 7 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Oct 8 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)
Oct 8 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!
Oct 8 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Oct 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 8 End Date

The Wilderness: All Things Start Here - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to discover the secrets of Buescher State Park!
Oct 8 End Date

Pollinator and Monarch Festival

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to learn about pollinators, wildflowers, monarchs and more!
Oct 8 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Oct 8 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!
Oct 8 End Date

Pollinator Safari

Village Creek State Park
From October 7-16 we will be celebrating Texas pollinators during the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Help us kick off the BioBlitz by joining us in the hunt for pollinators and the plants that attract them. From bats to butterflies, we will be on the lookout to bag some great photos of them in action and we need your help! Images will be posted on Instagram at #SaveThePollinators or on iNaturalist to the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Project. Meet at the Nature Center for tips and some quick instruction on how to post your sightings, then join us for a "Pollinator Safari" to get you started discovering Texas pollinators.
Oct 8 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.
Oct 8 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.
Oct 8 End Date

Pedaling for Pollinators

Blanco State Park
Chase butterflies on your bicycle!
Oct 8 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 8 End Date

Craft-ernoon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Oct 8 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Oct 8 End Date

Pokemon Ranger Meet-Up & Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Welcome to the world as a Pokemon Ranger!
Oct 8 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
Oct 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 8 End Date

Night Creatures!

Fort Parker State Park
Do you recall the haunting magic of the lanterns and the whispered tales of things that go bump in the night? Come and learn about our "night creatures" at Fort Parker State Park and be afraid no more!
Oct 8 End Date

International Observe the Moon Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for an evening of moon-gazing and star-finding.
Oct 9 End Date

Twin Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for a hike into the cool canyon to see Twin Falls. These beautiful, spring-fed, twin waterfalls are not to be missed. There is no telling what we will see along the way!
Oct 9 End Date

Bike with a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger for a morning bike ride through the park!
Oct 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Oct 9 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat, Oh My!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Who left that?
Oct 9 End Date

Make a Pollinator

Village Creek State Park
Join us in the Nature Center to learn about the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds and other animals that pollinate our native plants and food crops and make a fun pollinator craft to take home.
Oct 11 End Date

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Oct 12 End Date

Story and a Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Oct 12 End Date

Little Naturalists: Bountiful Butterflies

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for this new, monthly program for children ages 3-6!
Oct 12 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!
Oct 12 End Date

Homeschool - Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Oct 13 End Date

Homeschool - Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Oct 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 14 End Date

Homeschool - Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Oct 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!
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 15 End Date

Park Anniversary Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate our 82nd anniversary as a State Park!
Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

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

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)
Oct 15 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!
Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids
Oct 15 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 15 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!
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween on the Creek

Village Creek State Park
Come celebrate at Village Creek State Park with some family friendly activities guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween.
Oct 15 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari - FULL

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Oct 15 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

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

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Lake Livingston State Park
Celebrate the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds, and other animals that are critical to our native plants and food supply. Discover, take pictures, and learn how you can help!
Oct 15 End Date

Arts in the Parks: Hike and Draw

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike around the day use area at the park store. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Oct 15 End Date

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.
Oct 15 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

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

Preserving Our Past & Present to Protect Our Future

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
"That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics." ~Aldo Leopold
Oct 15 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Oct 15 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.
Oct 15 End Date

Spooky Stories

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do not get too spooked!
Oct 15 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

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

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 15 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 15 End Date

Night Creatures!

Fort Parker State Park
Do you recall the haunting magic of the lanterns and the whispered tales of things that go bump in the night? Come and learn about our "night creatures" at Fort Parker State Park and be afraid no more!
Oct 15 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Village Creek State Park
Experience Village Creek State Park by moonlight! Come learn about nighttime pollinators and other creatures of the night on this 1/2 mile hike. Note: Space is limited, so please call (409)751-3907 to register you and your family.
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

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

Twin Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for a hike into the cool canyon to see Twin Falls. These beautiful, spring-fed, twin waterfalls are not to be missed. There is no telling what we will see along the way!
Oct 16 End Date

Bike with a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger for a morning bike ride through the park!
Oct 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Skins, Skulls, and Scat, Oh My!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Who left that?
Oct 16 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Oct 18 End Date

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Oct 19 End Date

Story and a Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Oct 19 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!
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 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!
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 21 End Date

The Good, the Bat, and the Ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
How well do you know your flying mammals?
Oct 22 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)
Oct 22 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!
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 22 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!
Oct 22 End Date

Fun with Fiber

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

"Not So Creepy Critters"

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about those "creepy" animals.
Oct 22 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.
Oct 22 End Date

The Birth, Life, and Death of a Star!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the life cycle of stars and see the sun through a telescope in this interactive program.
Oct 22 End Date

Arts in the Park- Gyotaku

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 22 End Date

Craft-ernoon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Oct 22 End Date

Tarantulas: Gentle Giants or Fearsome Foes?

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Just in time for Halloween; learn all about tarantulas!
Oct 22 End Date

Phases of the Moon.

Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month in this interactive activity.
Oct 22 End Date

Create Your Own Planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Oct 22 End Date

Oh, for Goodness SNAKES!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Love snakes? Not so fond of them? This program is for you!
Oct 22 End Date

Trunk or Treat

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

10th Annual Spooky Science Fest

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your friends and family of all ages, in costume if you like, to join what has been 1,000 to 2,000 others for our annual Fall Festival to learn a little science and perhaps to be frightened just the right amount!
Oct 22 End Date

Night Creatures!

Fort Parker State Park
Do you recall the haunting magic of the lanterns and the whispered tales of things that go bump in the night? Come and learn about our "night creatures" at Fort Parker State Park and be afraid no more!
Oct 22 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Oct 22 End Date

Spider Hunt!

Bastrop State Park
Come and hunt for amazing arachnids on the old Golf Course trails with a Ranger!
Oct 22 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Oct 23 End Date

Bird Blind Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come down to the bird blind and see some of the beautiful spring migrants and year-round feathered residents of Pedernales Falls. One of our volunteer bird blind attendants can help you with bird IDs and/or loaner binoculars.
Oct 23 End Date

Twin Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for a hike into the cool canyon to see Twin Falls. These beautiful, spring-fed, twin waterfalls are not to be missed. There is no telling what we will see along the way!
Oct 23 End Date

Bike with a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger for a morning bike ride through the park!
Oct 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 23 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat, Oh My!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Who left that?
Oct 25 End Date

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Oct 25 End Date

Growing Up Wild Afternoons

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents. Each week we explore a different fun nature concept. No two weeks are the same. Call the park for the topic this week.
Oct 26 End Date

Story and a Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Oct 26 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!
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike – Nature Walk Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
So you think you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Let’s put your wilderness survival skills to the test and have a little fun, too! Great for children, families and pets.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 28 End Date

Spooky Spiders

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Face your fears! Come learn about the park's eight-legged, creepy-crawlies.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween in the Park!

Lake Livingston State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Lake Livingston State Park this year. This year Halloween is on a Monday, so we will provide you and your family with a day full of fun-filled activities on Saturday, October 29 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!
Oct 29 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

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

Birding for Beginners

Guadalupe River State Park
Oct 29 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 29 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!
Oct 29 End Date

Hop, leap, and bound

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

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time for our annual pumpkin carving contest!
Oct 29 End Date

Snakes! Live Animal Program!

Buescher State Park
Get an up close and in person experience with some snakes that call the Lost Pines home!
Oct 29 End Date

Halloweenfest

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

Pedernales Pumpkin Painting

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come celebrate fall at Pedernales Falls with pumpkin painting! Mini pumpkins, paints, and other supplies will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Limited supplies will be available and you can choose a prize if you come in costume!
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for trick-or-treating along the trails of the park.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween at the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
BoooooOOOOOOOooooo!! (heh-heh-heh)
Oct 29 End Date

Haunted Trails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Please join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a night of fun, food, games, and haunted hiking trails!
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

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

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 29 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
"The night's a sea of dappled dark, the night's a feast of sound and spark, the night's a wild, enchanted park!"
Oct 29 End Date

Night Creatures!

Fort Parker State Park
Do you recall the haunting magic of the lanterns and the whispered tales of things that go bump in the night? Come and learn about our "night creatures" at Fort Parker State Park and be afraid no more!
Oct 29 End Date

Batastic Facts Campfire

Pedernales Falls State Park
Stay a little later in the park for this fun campfire. We will tell bat stories and learn all kinds of cool facts about bats. You can even check out bat house plans and see one close up so you can make a bat shelter of your own!
Oct 29 End Date

Batty Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Come fly with us to explore everything batty in this special Halloween night hike!
Oct 30 End Date

Bird Blind Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come down to the bird blind and see some of the beautiful spring migrants and year-round feathered residents of Pedernales Falls. One of our volunteer bird blind attendants can help you with bird IDs and/or loaner binoculars.
Oct 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Oct 30 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat, Oh My!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Who left that?

November 2016

Nov 1 End Date

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Nov 4 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 4 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Beach Exploration

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 6 End Date

3rd Annual “Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails” - Dog-friendly Event

Franklin Mountains State Park
3rd Annual Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails -- Fun for the whole family, 2-legged and 4-legged!
Nov 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Nov 9 End Date

Homeschool – Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Nov 10 End Date

Homeschool – Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Nov 11 End Date

Homeschool – Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Nov 11 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Nov 12 End Date

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 12 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!
Nov 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Kids in Nature-Bandera Library Outreach

Bandera, TX - Bandera County Public Library
Ranger Leanne is offering a weekly indoor/outdoor program to connect kids with nature. Bring your homeschoolers to the Bandera Public Library on Tuesdays throughout the fall for a variety of hands-on nature programs!
Nov 15 End Date

Growing Up Wild Afternoons

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents. Each week we explore a different fun nature concept. No two weeks are the same. Call the park for the topic this week.
Nov 18 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 18 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Nov 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Nov 19 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Nov 25 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 25 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Nov 26 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!
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.
Nov 26 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 26 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Nov 26 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 26 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 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.
Nov 27 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 3 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 3 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 9 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 10 End Date

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 10 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 10 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 10 End Date

Jolly Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a night of Christmas cheer in the great outdoors!
Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
Dec 16 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 17 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!
Dec 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 17 End Date

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 17 End Date

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.
Dec 17 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 17 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us, Ranger talk, activities for the kids, refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 24 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!
Dec 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 24 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 24 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 31 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!
Dec 31 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids...

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 1 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Jan 7 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 14 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 21 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 28 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2017

Feb 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 25 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

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