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Events in and around Houston.

August 2015

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 7 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 8 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Aug 8 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Aug 8 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
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 9 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 14 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Aug 14 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 14 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 15 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 15 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 15 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Aug 15 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Aug 15 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a trip back through time to learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Aug 15 End Date

Sungazing

Lake Livingston State Park
View the Sun safely through a telescope!
Aug 15 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Aug 15 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Aug 16 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 21 End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Aug 21 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 21 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 22 End Date

Discovery Hike - Pineywoods Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Aug 22 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 22 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 22 End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Aug 22 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!
Aug 23 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger.

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Aug 28 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 28 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Aug 29 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Aug 29 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this special hike?
Aug 29 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
Aug 30 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.

September 2015

Sep 4 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 4 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Sep 5 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 5 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 11 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Huntsville State Park | (Open)

Huntsville State Park
Master Outdoor Leadership training is designed to provide you with hands on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide you with specific information that will allow you to best utilize the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 12 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Sep 12 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 12 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Cool, calm water paddle on bay as sun sets.
Sep 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 18 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 18 End Date

Paint Party

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

Galveston Island State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - waitlist forming)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 19 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 19 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 19 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Cool, calm water paddle on bay as sun sets.
Sep 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 25 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Paint Party program for ages 3-12.
Sep 25 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 25 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Sep 26 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Sep 26 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 26 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 27 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.

October 2015

Oct 2 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 3 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Oct 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 3 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Jr. Rangers

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? (kid-oriented)
Oct 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 9 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 10 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Oct 10 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Jr. Rangers

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? (kid-oriented)
Oct 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 16 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 17 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Jr. Rangers

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? (kid-oriented)
Oct 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 23 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 23 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Oct 24 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 24 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Jr. Rangers

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? (kid-oriented)
Oct 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 30 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 31 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Oct 31 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 31 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Jr. Rangers

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? (kid-oriented)

November 2015

Nov 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 7 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Nov 7 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 7 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 14 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 21 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 21 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 28 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.

December 2015

Dec 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Dec 5 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 12 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 19 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!
Dec 22 End Date

Island-Style Holiday Crafts

Galveston Island State Park
Have fun. Make gifts. Lovin' life!

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