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July 2015

Jul 30 End Date

Art in the Park - Decorate Our Door Art Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Your artwork could be featured at McKinney Falls State Park!
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 30 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 30 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jul 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 30 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 30 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!
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jul 30 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 31 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 31 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come see what birds are around!
Jul 31 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 31 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jul 31 End Date

Storybook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Meet our trail side characters from a bat to a butterfly!
Jul 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 31 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 31 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 31 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Jul 31 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 31 End Date

Arts in the Park: FIREFLY FUN!

Garner State Park
Come learn about the fascinating world of fireflies and create a fun firefly craft. All ages welcome!
Jul 31 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 31 End Date

Sunspotting!

Inks Lake State Park
Solar viewing party mapping out sun spot activity with telescopes!
Jul 31 End Date

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 31 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jul 31 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 31 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Fridays on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 31 End Date

Campfire S'mores, Stories and More

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Fire and stories around the fire on this Ranger-led night activity.
Jul 31 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!
Jul 31 End Date

Hike and a Movie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Night Hike

Bring your flashlights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Jul 31 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 31 End Date

Sunsets at the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Start off the weekend with a sunset hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. The dog days of summer are here and they start to cool down as the sun sets to our west.
Jul 31 End Date

Full Moon Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Nothing beats the full moon at the summit of Enchanted Rock. Beautiful, bizarre, fantastic, and haunting are some of the words we've heard used at these types of events.
Jul 31 End Date

Sounds of the Night!

Mission Tejas State Park
Let's learn who works the night shift at the park! Join us as we discover what makes those sounds after dark.
Jul 31 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!
Jul 31 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Jul 31 End Date

Blue Moon Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
It's the second full moon this month!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Guided Beginners Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Naturalist Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 1 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 1 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 1 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 1 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Aug 1 End Date

Orienteering / Compass Skills

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Orienteering is land navigation using a compass. Join with us a discover how it's done! Reservations are required.
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Short lesson and hike with Ranger Lisa.
Aug 1 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 1 End Date

Yuccapalooza

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Mission Tejas State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and try your luck in our pond!
Aug 1 End Date

Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Junior (Basic) Angler Education Course

Inks Lake State Park
Become a certified junior angler through this TPWD approved Angler Education course.
Aug 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 1 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 1 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 1 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided 1.4 mile hike.
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Lockhart State Park
Earn a Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Aug 1 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 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 1 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Aug 1 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Aug 1 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Aug 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 1 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 1 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this special hike?
Aug 1 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 1 End Date

People of This Land and What They Left Behind!

Mission Tejas State Park
Step back in time hearing the story of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas!
Aug 1 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Aug 1 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Tyler State Park
Be inspired by the outdoors!
Aug 1 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Aug 1 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Aug 1 End Date

What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Some knots are knots and some are not! Learn several knots that are knots! (Say that three times real fast!)
Aug 1 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 1 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 1 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Aug 1 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger - 4:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Come fishing with us at Buck Lake!
Aug 1 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Aug 1 End Date

Backyard Fishing

Eisenhower State Park
You don't always need water to improve your fishing skills!
Aug 1 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 1 End Date

Cross Timbers Folklore, Stories & Tales

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come listen to Native American stories, cowboy poetry, local folklore and just plain fun stories.
Aug 1 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from a canoe/kayak once the sun goes down and the moon comes out.
Aug 1 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Aug 1 End Date

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Full Moon Star Party - 9 pm

South Llano River State Park
Look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 2 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 2 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 2 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.
Aug 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 2 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 2 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 2 End Date

Struggles of Settlers to Survive !

Mission Tejas State Park
No electricity? No grocery stores? No running water? How did they survive?
Aug 2 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Aug 2 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 2 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 2 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Aug 2 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 3 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 3 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 3 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Burleson, TX - Norwood Elementary School
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 4 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 4 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 4 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 5 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 5 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.
Aug 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 5 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 6 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 6 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 6 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 6 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 6 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 6 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.
Aug 6 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!
Aug 6 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 6 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 7 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 7 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come see what birds are around!
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
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

Creek Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 7 End Date

Texas WILD Facilitator Training

Corpus Christi, TX - Texas State Aquarium
Certification to conduct WILD workshops - Prerequisite required
Aug 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 7 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 7 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 7 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 7 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 7 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 7 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Aug 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 7 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy !

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy
Aug 7 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 7 End Date
Aug 7 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 7 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 7 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
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

Bird Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Look and listen for birds in this leisurely walk!
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 8 End Date

Buffalo Soldiers - Blazing New Trails Training

San Antonio, TX - Institute of Texan Cultures
If you love the outdoors, history, cooking, sports and having a good time then we have the opportunity and class for you.
Aug 8 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Aug 8 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 8 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 8 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Look and listen for birds on this leisurely walk!
Aug 8 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 8 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Aug 8 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Aug 8 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Aug 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT WAS CHANGED FROM JUNE 27 TO AUG 8 DUE TO HIGH WATER AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK
Aug 8 End Date

Feathered Friends

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, it would be really useful to know which wild forest plants can be eaten! Better join us on this short hike, just in case.
Aug 8 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 8 End Date

Camp with a Ranger

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Never camped before? We'll show you how! We'll supply the tents, lanterns, stoves--you bring your food and sleeping bags.
Aug 8 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to cook in a camp dutch oven and try some of the vittles. Nothing better than outdoor cookin' and apple pie! (Apple pie not included in this demonstration unless you bring it.)
Aug 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 8 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 8 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Art in the Park

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger and create some art while at the park!
Aug 8 End Date

River Seining - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
See what lives in the river!
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 8 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 8 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.
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Aug 8 End Date

Backyard Bass and Bait !

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Aug 8 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 8 End Date

Skull Sleuthing - 2:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what an animal's skull tells us about how it survived!
Aug 8 End Date

Discover the Trees of the Park – Nature Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What kind of trees grow in the Blackland Prairie? This short hike will help you figure it out!
Aug 8 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 8 End Date

Night Sky: Daytime Activities

Tyler State Park
Get ready for night time sky viewing!
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 8 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 8 End Date

Stargazing in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for stargazing with astronomers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association sharing a peek at the night sky through their telescopes.
Aug 8 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Aug 8 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Aug 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Aug 8 End Date

Snakes and Other Reptilian Wonders

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 8 End Date
Aug 8 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Aug 8 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 9 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 9 End Date

Birding 101 - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Catch the birding bug!
Aug 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 9 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.
Aug 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
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 9 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Aug 9 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 9 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 9 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Aug 10 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 10 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 11 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 11 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 11 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop - East Texas

Jefferson, TX - Collins Academy
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science workshop, a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Aug 11 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 12 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 12 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.
Aug 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 12 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 13 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 13 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 13 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 13 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 13 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 13 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!
Aug 13 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 14 End Date

Hike the Aztec Caves Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike up to Aztec Caves and marvel at the natural wonders of this unique area of the park.
Aug 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 14 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 14 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 14 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 14 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 14 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 14 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 14 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 14 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 14 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy !

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy
Aug 14 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Aug 14 End Date

Hike and a Movie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 14 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 14 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 14 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Aug 14 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Aug 15 End Date

Bark in the Park, dog-friendly hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Tom Mays and Upper Sunset Trails sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 15 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 15 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 15 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Aug 15 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 15 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Aug 15 End Date

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Aug 15 End Date

Yoga Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Hike Onion Creek Trail while practicing Mindful Breathing & Gentle Yoga ending with a swim at the Upper Falls.
Aug 15 End Date

Mammal Mania

Guadalupe River State Park
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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 15 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is a lot of fun and you can do it almost anywhere in the world? (Besides cow tipping!)
Aug 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 15 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 15 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 15 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Aug 15 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Aug 15 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 15 End Date

Archery Clinic - Morning Session !

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger in a fun and educational archery workshop.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Birding 101: Everybody's a Birder

Tyler State Park
Discover one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation.
Aug 15 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide
Aug 15 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Forget the cartoons and sugary cereal, get outside on this Saturday morning!
Aug 15 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Round Rock, TX - REI
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 15 End Date

Survival Workshop @ Amphitheater: Fire starting and Knot Tying

Inks Lake State Park
Learn some fun and basic outdoor skills that might save a life one day!
Aug 15 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Aug 15 End Date

Water is Life

Tyler State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Turtle Tales

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 15 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 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.
Aug 15 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 15 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 15 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Aug 15 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

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

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Aug 15 End Date

Archery Clinic - Afternoon Session !

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger in a fun and educational archery workshop.
Aug 15 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 15 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

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

Leaf Impressions

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
What are leaves good for? What do they do for the tree? Come find out and then make a casting or rubbing of leaves to take home!
Aug 15 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
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

Knotty-time for Kids

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

Geocaching 101 - 5:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Try this high-tech treasure hunt!
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

Pier Fishing With A Ranger

Purtis Creek State Park
Mentored fishing opportunity to learn about the bait and tackle many use to catch fish from the piers.
Aug 15 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 15 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Aug 15 End Date

Wings of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Campfire Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Aug 15 End Date

Park After Dark-Creatures of the Night

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park.
Aug 15 End Date

Stargazing - Perseid Meteor Shower

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the perseid meteor shower in this special stargazing event!
Aug 15 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Aug 15 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night
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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 16 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 16 End Date

Overlook Trail Hike - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Get a great view of the park and surrounding valley before the day heats up!
Aug 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 16 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 16 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 16 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.
Aug 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
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 16 End Date

Struggles of Settlers to Survive !

Mission Tejas State Park
No electricity? No grocery stores? No running water? How did they survive?
Aug 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.
Aug 16 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Aug 16 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Aug 16 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 16 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 16 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Aug 17 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 17 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 18 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 18 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 18 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 19 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 19 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.
Aug 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 20 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop - Dallas

Haltom City, TX - Shannon High School-Birdville ISD
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science workshop, a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 20 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 20 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 20 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 20 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 20 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 20 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!
Aug 20 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 21 End Date

Women's Hike - Maze Trails

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about starting this new activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert.
Aug 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 21 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 21 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 21 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 21 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 21 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up). ***Preregistration Required***
Aug 21 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 21 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 21 End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 21 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy !

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy
Aug 21 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 21 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 21 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 21 End Date

Art in the Park - Campfire Poetry Slam

McKinney Falls State Park
Nature is full of poetry!
Aug 21 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Aug 22 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 22 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop - Dallas/Fort Worth

Cedar Hill, TX - Northwood University - Cedar Hill Campus
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science workshop, a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Aug 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 22 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 22 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 22 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 22 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 22 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 22 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Aug 22 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen! UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL
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

Plant-tastic!

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Kid Fish Event

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Aug 22 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Aug 22 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 22 End Date

Junior (Basic) Angler Education Course

Inks Lake State Park
Become a certified junior angler through this TPWD approved Angler Education course.
Aug 22 End Date

Geocache Hike!

Mission Tejas State Park
Treasure hunting with technology , modern day scavenger hunting.
Aug 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 22 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 22 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 22 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 22 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Aug 22 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Prickly Pear Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join La Semilla Food Center, sample and learn about the different recipes for Prickly Pear!
Aug 22 End Date

Critters of East Texas

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

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
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 22 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 22 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 22 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Aug 22 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Aug 22 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Aug 22 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy !

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy
Aug 22 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Aug 22 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come and learn about the moon, constellations, and tools that can help you view them. Make a sky wheel to take with you.
Aug 22 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 22 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 22 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What bird is that?
Aug 22 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 22 End Date

Campfire Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Aug 22 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us to look at planets and stars in our solar system.
Aug 22 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Aug 22 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Aug 22 End Date

Listen For The Night Sounds

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Aug 23 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 23 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun, creative morning as we take an easy hike through the park; then let nature be your artistic inspiration as we draw, paint and create ~ for kids of all ages!
Aug 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 23 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 23 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 23 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 23 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.
Aug 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
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 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.
Aug 23 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 23 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Aug 23 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Aug 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 23 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Aug 24 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 24 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 25 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 25 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 26 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.
Aug 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 26 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 26 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 27 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 27 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 27 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 27 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 107th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join us as we commemorate Lyndon B. Johnson's 107th birthday.
Aug 27 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!
Aug 27 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 28 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge - North Franklin Peak

Franklin Mountains State Park
N. Franklin Peak is the highest peak in the park at 7,192 feet in elevation; with over 2,000 feet in elevation gain from the trailhead to the top, you’re sure to get your heart pumping and calories burning on this amazing trek!
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 28 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger.

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 28 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 28 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 28 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 28 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 28 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Aug 28 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Aug 28 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 28 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 28 End Date

Night Hike

Bring your flashlights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 28 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 28 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Aug 28 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Aug 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 29 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 29 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 29 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 29 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 29 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 29 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Aug 29 End Date

Two-hour Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
Aug 29 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Aug 29 End Date

Insect-i-gations

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for eye to bug-eyed looks at the world of insects!
Aug 29 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 29 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come...row,row,row your boat gentle on the lake! Let me show you the Sulphur River Bottoms from the water.
Aug 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 29 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Aug 29 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Aug 29 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Aug 29 End Date

Dog Days of Summer!

Fort Boggy State Park
Annual friends group sponsored day at the park!
Aug 29 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop - San Antonio

San Antonio , TX - Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science workshop, a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Aug 29 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 29 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.
Aug 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 29 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Aug 29 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Aug 29 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Aug 29 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 29 End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Aug 29 End Date

Sand Art Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Sand art contest for everyone on the beach - shade and materials provided!
Aug 29 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 29 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from a canoe/kayak once the sun goes down and the moon comes out.
Aug 29 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Tyler State Park
Explore the park by the light of the full moon.
Aug 29 End Date

Full Moon Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls under the light of a full moon!
Aug 29 End Date

Walk Under the Full Moon

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take a close up look at our lovely Luna.
Aug 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Aug 30 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike and enjoy the mile high view atop Ranger Peak!
Aug 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Aug 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 30 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 30 End Date

Photography Workshop

Lockhart State Park
Join esteemed photographer Kayla Willey for a fun photography primer!
Aug 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Aug 30 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.
Aug 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
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.
Aug 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.
Aug 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Aug 30 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Aug 30 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Aug 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 30 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Aug 31 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 31 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

September 2015

Sep 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 2 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 3 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 3 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!
Sep 3 End Date

Eisenhower Book Club

Sherman, TX - Sherman Public Library
Start reading now! Our first book will be "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer.
Sep 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 4 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 4 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 4 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 4 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 4 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
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 4 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Sep 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 5 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 5 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

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

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Sep 5 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - Austin

Austin, TX - Ed Werland Training Room
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Sep 5 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 5 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Sep 5 End Date

Triple Combo Cave Tour - 9:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
The ultimate cave tour experience at Colorado Bend. Enjoy the Discovery, Original Wild Cave, and Adventure Wild Cave Tour in one outing.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 5 End Date

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution, you will be hooked!
Sep 5 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 5 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Sep 5 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 5 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Sep 5 End Date

Caddo Culture

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Sep 5 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 5 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 5 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Campfire Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Sep 5 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 5 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 6 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 6 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.
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 6 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Sep 6 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 6 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Sep 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 6 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Sep 6 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech hide and seek
Sep 6 End Date

Sunset Paddling Tour

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Sunset cruise along the shores of Martin Creek Lake State Park
Sep 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 7 End Date

Horse Whispering

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
Sep 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 9 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 10 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 10 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!
Sep 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 11 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 11 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 11 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party Jr.

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

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's Back! After an abnormally wet and unpredictable spring and summer, we are hosting another Star Party and keeping our fingers crossed that the skies are clear with cooler and drier weather. Come join us for a night under the stars
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 11 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Lake Mineral Wells State Park | (Open)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
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

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Sep 11 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Sep 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 12 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Sep 12 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 follows the Neches River to Pine Island Bayou, Cooks Lake to Scatterman, and back to the Neches River.
Sep 12 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Sep 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 12 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 12 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 12 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 12 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Sep 12 End Date

Two-hour Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 12 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 12 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 12 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everyone's a Birder!
Sep 12 End Date

The Fanthorp Guest Register - Stagecoach Rides

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Hear stories of the famous travelers who spent time here in the 1800s.
Sep 12 End Date

Geo-Caching

Wyler Aerial Tramway
New to Geo-Caching? Come and learn about all the fun you can have at this modern treasure hunt!
Sep 12 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Interested in geocaching, but don't know how to get started?
Sep 12 End Date

Draw Wild!

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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 12 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Cool, calm water paddle on bay as sun sets.
Sep 12 End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Sep 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 13 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 13 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.
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 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.
Sep 13 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 13 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Sep 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 13 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Sep 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 16 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 17 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 17 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!
Sep 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 18 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 18 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 18 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 18 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
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 18 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake 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 18 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
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.
Sep 19 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Copper Breaks State Park
Hands-on workshop will focus on cobblers, yeast rolls, and biscuits. $10 registration, participants will receive a copy of Larry and Sharon Hannon's cookbook. Program starts 9:00 a.m.
Sep 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 19 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Sep 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 19 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Sep 19 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 19 End Date

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Sep 19 End Date

Go Fish! Texoma on the Fly - Learn to Fly Fish

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing!
Sep 19 End Date

Youth Fishing Event

Sea Center Texas
Bring your own rod, reel, and bait and enjoy a couple of hours catch and release fishing.
Sep 19 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.
Sep 19 End Date

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate Birds!
Sep 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 19 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 19 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 19 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 19 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Sep 19 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 19 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 19 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Sep 19 End Date

Draw Wild!

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

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 19 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Cool, calm water paddle on bay as sun sets.
Sep 19 End Date

Campfire Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Sep 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 19 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Sep 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 20 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 20 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 20 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.
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 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.
Sep 20 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 20 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Sep 20 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 20 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 20 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Sep 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 23 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 23 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 24 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 24 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!
Sep 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 25 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 25 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 25 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
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

Night Hike

Bring your flashlights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Sep 25 End Date

Full Moon Hike

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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 26 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 26 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 26 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.
Sep 26 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 26 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 26 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
Sep 26 End Date

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament and Outdoor Expo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for a fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill here at our center and on Lake Athens. And stop by the Outdoor Expo to learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as archery, fishing and kayaking.
Sep 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 26 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of local flora and fauna as you discover the natural world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 26 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 26 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop - Houston

Houston , TX - TPWD Region IV HQ
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science workshop, a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Sep 26 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 26 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Interested in geocaching, but don't know how to get started?
Sep 26 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led Arts in the Parks program and mini-hike.
Sep 26 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 26 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program
Sep 26 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take a close up look at our lovely Luna.
Sep 27 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike!

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up and around Ranger Peak, don't forget your sombrero!
Sep 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 27 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Sep 27 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.
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.
Sep 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.
Sep 27 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 27 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Sep 27 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 27 End Date

Butterfly walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Explore our butterfly garden and hiking trails as we identify an array of dazzling butterflies.
Sep 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 29 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 30 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Workshop - BILINGUAL

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children - This workshop is conducted in Spanish and English for bilingual teachers
Sep 30 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!

October 2015

Oct 1 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 1 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 2 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Oct 2 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 2 End Date

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

Garner 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.
Oct 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 3 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 3 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 3 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Oct 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 3 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 3 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Oct 3 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains 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 3 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Wheel House Motorcycle Ride 2015

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The 8th Annual “Road to Recovery” motorcycle ride hosted by the Wheel House.
Oct 3 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 3 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 3 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Oct 3 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 7 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 7 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 8 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 9 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Oct 9 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2015”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of US armed conflict.
Oct 9 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 9 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Full- Waitlist Forming)

Garner 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

The Mammoth Race

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 10 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 10 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 10 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 10 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Oct 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event - DATE CHANGE

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
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 10 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual picnic held by area mason's lodges for area masons, their families, and prospects; all park visitors invited.
Oct 10 End Date

Palo Pinto Mountains Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, 2 miles west of Strawn, TX
Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our wonderful state park!
Oct 10 End Date

Henry Fanthorp's Wake - A Look at Death and Mourning in 19th Century Texas

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
“Henry’s Wake” will take a look at the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th century Texas.
Oct 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 14 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 15 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 17 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 17 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 17 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 17 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 17 End Date

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Oct 17 End Date

Government Canyon SNA 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Oct 17 End Date

Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Tyler 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.
Oct 17 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Oct 17 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 17 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day at Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranch Heritage is an annual free, fun, family event with chuck wagon cooking, horse-drawn covered wagon, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, frontier days activities including branding, horseshoeing, weaving, fence building and apple peeling.
Oct 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 17 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 17 End Date

Nature Journaling

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

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.
Oct 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 18 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 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 21 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 22 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 24 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 24 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 24 End Date

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked tours and see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Oct 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 24 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 24 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Oct 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Oct 24 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Harvest Days Event! | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill 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.
Oct 24 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 24 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Oct 24 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.
Oct 24 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 24 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program- Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band”.
Oct 24 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 24 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
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 24 End Date

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 25 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak, this time in costume!
Oct 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 25 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 28 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 29 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Oct 31 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 31 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 31 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Oct 31 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 31 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 31 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
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

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 1 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 1 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 4 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 5 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 7 End Date

Friends of Government Canyon 15k/8k Recharge Run

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 7 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 7 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Nov 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 7 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 7 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

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

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Plano, TX - Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Nov 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 7 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 7 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Nov 7 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 8 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 8 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 11 End Date
Nov 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 11 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 12 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 14 End Date

Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked doors. You'll get to see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Nov 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 14 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 14 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Nov 14 End Date

Hearth Cooking School (currently wait-listed)

At this interactive cooking class, visitors will learn old-fashioned skills that great-great-great-grandparents would have known.
Nov 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Nov 14 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

Pedernales Falls 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 14 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Dinosaur Valley 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 14 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 14 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 14 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come celebrate how the mighty San Antonio River has shaped the cultural and natural resource history of our area from ancient times to the present.
Nov 14 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 15 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
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 15 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 18 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 19 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 21 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 21 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 21 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Nov 21 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 22 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
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 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 25 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 26 End Date

Turkey Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's get ready for all that delicious Thanksgiving food!
Nov 26 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 28 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Nov 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 28 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 28 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 28 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.
Nov 28 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 28 End Date

Twilight Firelight

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Take a break from the hectic holiday pace and re-focus on your family and friends at Fanthorp Inn’s Twilight Firelight celebration!
Nov 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Nov 29 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up and around Ranger Peak!
Nov 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 29 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

December 2015

Dec 1 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 2 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 2 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 3 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 4 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 5 End Date

Become a Jr. Ranger!

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Dec 5 End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
This event commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Dec 5 End Date

Holiday Kick-off at Bentsen!

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Family friendly holiday fun!
Dec 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 5 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 5 End Date

Christmas at the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Flickering candlelight, phenomenal acoustics, and voices raised in song create a visual and auditory Christmas experience.
Dec 5 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 6 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 7 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 8 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 9 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 9 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 10 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 11 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 11 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy lighted hiking trails and historic Kreische House.
Dec 11 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 12 End Date

Christmas-on-the-Brazos featuring Barrington's Candlelight Christmas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
The main event will feature timed vignettes or glimpses into 1850s festivities through a candlelit tour of Barrington Farm.
Dec 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 12 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Dec 12 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Dec 12 End Date

Yuletide TEXAS “A Sailors Christmas”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Come out and see the ship decorated just as the crew did while serving their country aboard this historic Navy vessel.
Dec 12 End Date

Christmas at THE ROCK

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join park staff for a holiday in the park. Bring the whole family for this fun, seasonal celebration.
Dec 12 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 12 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 12 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House
Dec 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 13 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 14 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 15 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 16 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 16 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 17 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 18 End Date

Christmas/New Year: Additional days open on Tuesday – Thursday, Dec. 22 – 24 and Tuesday – Thursday, Dec. 29 – 31, 2015

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Site open continuously Dec. 18, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016.
Dec 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Dec 18 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 18 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all kids, Mission Tejas SP and nature needs your help! Are you up for the challenge?
Dec 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Dec 19 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Dec 19 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Dec 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 19 End Date

Los Pastores- A Shepherd's Play

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Franciscan priests created shepherd’s plays (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th Century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.
Dec 19 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 19 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mission Tejas State Park
Calling all k