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Many modern families have lost touch with the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but the Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help--getting folks with little to no camping experience outside for some weekend fun. To learn more about the Texas Outdoor Family program or to sign up for a future outing, visit: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tof
Leave No Trace is a set of principles to help guide you through a positive outdoor experience. Join Lindsey Davis as she shows you the simple things you can do, like planning ahead and properly preparing for your visit, discarding your trash, securing your food, and respecting wildlife. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Outdoor Info: Get Started Camping Headed out for a camping trip in a Texas State Park? Lindsey Davis is here with some tips to help you get set up quickly and comfortably. Watch Texas Parks & Wildlife television on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Crappie Cooking; Tim Spice is the Boater Education Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He's also an accomplished outdoor chef. Catch up with Tim at McKinney Falls State Park as he cooks up a mess of crappie; lightly breaded and fried, and on the skillet with a touch of tarragon and lemon. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Spice up your next camping trip with dutch oven cooking. This video, the first of a series of 3, introduces you to dutch oven cooking and how to care for your oven. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
A dutch oven makes campfire cooking easy! This video, the second of a series of 3, demonstrates some basic 1-pot meals: chicken stew, beef stew and a pot of beans. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
You won't believe what you can cook in a dutch oven! Jazz up your campfire meals with quiche lorraine, cornish game hen and peach cobbler. This video, the third of a series of 3, demonstrates how. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
The Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge kicks off Summer2011.
Get the basics of geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunt that's fun for all ages http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/geocaching/. Learn how to geocache!
Tips on building campfires. More information about Texas state parks at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/
To find spots to take photos, visit http://lifesbetteroutside.tpwd.state.tx.us/
[cc] Join us on a modern day treasure hunt in Texas state parks as part of our Geocache Challenge. To get started, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/geocaching/ New to geocaching? Learn how to geocache at a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bof/. You can also download written clues from the Texas Geocache Challenge website.
Volunteers come from all across the country to put in a week's worth of hard labor building trails at Longhorn Cavern State Park...just because they want to. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/involved/volunteer/spdest/
Outdoor adventure clubs are gaining popularity around the state. See how these clubs are bringing together all kinds of folks with an interest in the outdoors.
Learn how to camp with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Texas Outdoor Family workshops. No equipment or experience necessary! The workshops are hosted at state parks throughout Texas. To find a workshop near you, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bof/
Find out why leaves change their colors in the Autumn and how weather influences the color change. Two popular spots to see fall foliage in Texas are Lost Maples State Natural Area and McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples/ and http://www.nps.gov/archive/gumo/gumo/mckittrick.htm
Don't let the hot Texas summers keep you trapped indoors. Here are ways you can have fun outside and stay cool at the same time. It'll cost a lot less than running your air conditioner full blast! For more information on outdoor fun, visit http://lifesbetteroutside.tpwd.state.tx.us/
While much of Bastrop County was engulfed in wildfire, nearby Buescher State Park was left unscathed. With wildfire under control, the park is back open for business. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/buescher/
Garner State Park, A Fuentes Family Fourth Garner State Park is full of visitors all summer long, but the holiday weekends are especially busy. Meet a group of family and friends that have been dealing with the crowds on the Fourth of July at Garner for 19 straight years, and have loved every minute of it. From 2009. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Interested in exploring the great outdoors with your family, but not sure how to start? The Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help. Learn about the program and see a list of upcoming events at: http://www.texasstateparks.org/tof
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