Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

May 2019

May 25 End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
May 25 End Date

Wildlife Observation: Prairie Dog Style

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn, observe, and create.
May 25 End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
May 25 End Date

I've Got Butterflies

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join in on a guided hike to take a peek into the life of a butterfly and how they affect the world!
May 25 End Date

Painting in the Park (11AM)

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
May 25 End Date

Waterfront Watercolors

Goose Island State Park
Sit back, relax, and let nature inspire you to create your own watercolor masterpiece.
May 25 End Date

Blooming Beauties - Wildflower Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Discover the wide world of wildflowers with a ranger as your guide.
May 25 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey, kids! Go "batty" with us as we learn all about bats!
May 25 End Date

Art in the Park - Watercolor

Village Creek State Park
Enjoy nature in a whole new way. Sketch your favorite thing in nature, add a little color, and end up with your own one-of-a-kind piece of art to help remember your visit to our park.
May 25 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
May 25 End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Looking for a hobby that will get you outside?
May 26 End Date

Nature Journaling

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Observe, listen, and create!
May 26 End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
May 27 End Date

Craft: Wild Tracks

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn to identify some wildlife tracks and make a track to take home!
May 29 End Date

Sunset Wildflower Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a leisurely sunset stroll to explore the wildflowers that are blooming in the park.
May 31 End Date

Bees, Bats and Other Pollinators

Franklin Mountains State Park
Pollinators are out and about doing what they do best!

June 2019

Jun 1 End Date

Texas Fishing Event

Bonham State Park
Join us for family fishing, coffee with a ranger and fish printing.
Jun 1 End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Beat the heat with a fun nature based craft in the Visitor Center!
Jun 1 End Date

Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make fish print art!
Jun 1 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jun 2 End Date

Bug Buddies

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your very own bug buddy to take home!
Jun 3 End Date

Palmetto SP Explorer Summer Day Camp

Palmetto State Park
Summer Day camp for children 8-12. Monday through Friday, June 3-7, and again June 10-14. Hosted by the Friends of Palmetto SP. Cost is $160 per week. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED: email us for an application.
Jun 8 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jun 8 End Date

Tracks and Scat

Bonham State Park
Explore animals signs in the park.
Jun 8 End Date

Gyotaku Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at a traditional Japanese art form!
Jun 8 End Date

Nature Journaling (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and find a personal connection with nature through the art of nature journaling!
Jun 8 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Jun 8 End Date

Scat and Tracks

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out the poo-poo platter at the nature center and make an animal track booklet!
Jun 8 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jun 9 End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Jun 15 End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Beat the heat with a fun nature based craft in the Visitor Center!
Jun 15 End Date

Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make fish print art!
Jun 15 End Date

Craft for Dad!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn the art of fish printing just in time for father's day!
Jun 15 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jun 21 End Date

Waterfront Watercolors

Goose Island State Park
Sit back, relax, and let nature inspire you to create your own watercolor masterpiece.
Jun 22 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jun 22 End Date

Scat and Tracks

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out the poo-poo platter at the nature center and make an animal track booklet!
Jun 22 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jun 23 End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Call upon your creative side, grab a paint brush and paint what's in your heart!
Jun 29 End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Beat the heat with a fun nature based craft in the Visitor Center!
Jun 29 End Date

Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make fish print art!
Jun 29 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jun 29 End Date

Arts in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Try your hand at watercolors!

July 2019

Jul 4 End Date

Independence Day Bike Parade

Inks Lake State Park
Decorate your bike and ride in patriotic style through the park!
Jul 6 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jul 7 End Date

Bug Buddies

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your very own bug buddy to take home!
Jul 13 End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Jul 13 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided.
Jul 21 End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Jul 27 End Date

Art Day at the Battleship

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for fun history-inspired art, music and more aboard Battleship TEXAS!

August 2019

Aug 4 End Date

Bug Buddies

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your very own bug buddy to take home!
Aug 10 End Date

Tracks and Scat

Bonham State Park
Explore animals signs in the park.
Aug 11 End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Call upon your creative side, grab a paint brush and paint what's in your heart!
Aug 18 End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!

September 2019

Sep 21 End Date

Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

October 2019

Oct 12 End Date

From Rags to Riches

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn how to re-purpose old fabric into something beautiful
Oct 19 End Date

Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

November 2019

Nov 30 End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Make Christmas decorations with natural materials

December 2019

Dec 13 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 14 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!