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Events in and around Houston.

August 2016

Aug 26 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Galveston Island | (Open)

Galveston Island 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.
Aug 27 End Date

Kid Fish 2016

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

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

American Alligators: The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Aug 27 End Date

Animal Olympics

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Have you ever wondered how you rank up against some of Texas' toughest animals?
Aug 27 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
At our touch table you will handle replicas of 19th century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Come learn about the battle of San Jacinto and the runaway scrape; place yourself in the shoes of a Texian soldier, a frontiersman/frontierswoman, or a Mexican soldado.
Aug 27 End Date

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come out to our park and learn how to make one of the premier toys of the 1830s: the corn husk doll!
Aug 27 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Story Time

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 27 End Date

Pokemon Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Gotta catch 'em all!
Aug 27 End Date

Pokémon GO Safari (Guided Hike)

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

Discovery Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 27 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Aug 28 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Aug 28 End Date

Dogwood Dog Hike

Huntsville State Park
This 1.78-mile hike is for you and your four-legged friends!
Aug 28 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
At our touch table you will handle replicas of 19th century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Come learn about the battle of San Jacinto and the runaway scrape; place yourself in the shoes of a Texian soldier, a frontiersman/frontierswoman, or a Mexican soldado.
Aug 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Will you survive?
Aug 28 End Date

Gotta Have Gators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 28 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a whole new way--with art!
Aug 28 End Date

Discovery Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

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

"Mommy and Me" Mondays

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Aug 31 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

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

Discover the Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Sep 2 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Sep 2 End Date

Fun, Furry, and Freaky!

Huntsville State Park
Ever wondered what's lurking in the woods? Join us to find out about the fun, furry, and freaky creatures we have here at Huntsville!
Sep 2 End Date

Paint Party

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Beach Exploration

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

San Jacinto: A Tale of Two Camps

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Learn more about the Texian and Mexican armies during your visit to San Jacinto Battleground.
Sep 3 End Date

American Alligators; The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal, experience with one!
Sep 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

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

San Jacinto Pokémon Safari: Battleground Side

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a safari within San Jacinto SHS! During this guided walk around the monument side of the park we will learn about the history of the surrounding area and the events of the San Jacinto battle as we hunt for Pokémon.
Sep 3 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 3 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
At our touch table you will handle replicas of 19th century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Come learn about the battle of San Jacinto and the runaway scrape; place yourself in the shoes of a Texian soldier, a frontiersman/frontierswoman, or a Mexican soldado.
Sep 4 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Sep 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

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

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 5 End Date

Paint Party on the Beach

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting on the beach.
Sep 5 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Huntsville State Park
Create works of art inspired by your visit to Huntsville State Park.
Sep 5 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party

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

Neches River Rally

Beaumont , TX - LNVA Boat Ramp
This canoe and kayak rally takes paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas: The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Trail.
Sep 10 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Huntsville 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 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 10 End Date

Insect Safari

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

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Sep 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 17 End Date

Sheldon Lake Birding League

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Put a team together for this fun and friendly birding competition!
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

American Alligators: The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Sep 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Huntsville State Park
Sep 17 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 17 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 17 End Date

Fun, Furry, and Freaky!

Huntsville State Park
Ever wondered what's lurking in the woods? Join us to learn about the fun, furry, and freaky creatures living here in Huntsville.
Sep 17 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a .24 mile hike under the light of the full moon.
Sep 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Paint Party

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

Beach Exploration

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

American Alligators: The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Sep 24 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 24 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Huntsville State Park
Listen and learn about some common campground sounds that you hear at night, who makes those sounds, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of them.
Sep 24 End Date

Spider Sniffin'

Huntsville State Park
That's right, we're going sniffin' for spiders!
Sep 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Paint Party

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

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 9 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Oct 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

November 2016

Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Nov 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Beach Exploration

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

Bay Explorations

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

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop

January 2017

Jan 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop

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