Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

May 2024

May 26
9:00a
End Date

Watercolors at the Lake

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create your own nature-inspired souvenir
May 26
11:00a
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger to create a masterpiece!
May 26
1:00p
End Date

Red, White and Bluegill!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Celebrate Memorial Day with us by creating a patriotic paper craft!
May 27
1:00p
End Date

Park Crafts: Tree ID Guides

Daingerfield State Park
Join some Texas Master Naturalists to make your own tree identification guides!
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Drawing 101: Art in the Park Conservation Series

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come relax, unwind and record your time at Choke Canyon State Park with a piece of art!
May 29
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
Watercolor time! Create a memory of your visit to Mustang Island State Park.
May 30
7:30p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
May 31
1:00p
End Date

Nature Center

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come see (and touch!) skulls, feathers, skins and more! Learn about Calliham and Choke Canyon State Park. Great for kids!
May 31
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us in water coloring the features and creatures of the canyon! All supplies are provided.

June 2024

Jun 1
3:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Make memories of your park with art!
Jun 1
11:00a
End Date

Wildcraft: Snakes!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Jun 1
3:00p
End Date

Feeders for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Let's make bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Jun 1
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park!

Purtis Creek State Park
Enjoy nature and unleash your creativity!
Jun 2
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
The great outdoors is our inspiration! Picture yourself in the outdoors.
Jun 2
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
The great outdoors is our inspiration - join us picturing yourself in nature
Jun 8
10:00a
End Date

Join the Wool Brigade

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Knit in Public Day and learn how public knitting was important during World War I.
Jun 8
10:00a
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Flood your pages with color and enhance your sketches with watercolor.
Jun 8
11:00a
End Date

Wildcraft: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Jun 8
5:00p
End Date

Star Chart 101!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a ranger for a fun craft!
Jun 14
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Jun 15
9:30a
End Date

Adaptation Artistry

Government Canyon State Natural Area
How do spotted fur, big ears, long tails, and other special features help animals survive in a challenging environment?
Jun 15
11:00a
End Date

Wildcraft: Dragonflies!

Brazos Bend State Park
Learn all about dragonflies and make a jeweled dragonfly to take home!
Jun 15
1:00p
End Date

Leaf Creatures

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Use your imagination to create whimsical faces, animals, or designs using leaves!
Jun 19
9:00a
End Date

Tree-Mendous Day Camp

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Ready for some tree-riffic summer fun?
Jun 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jun 20
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get creative in the great outdoors!
Jun 20
10:00a
End Date

Loom Beaded Keychains

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the history behind this Native American art and make a take home souvenir!
Jun 21
3:00p
End Date

Summer Solstice Solar Soiree

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever been told to not stare directly at the sun? Well, what if you could?
Jun 22
8:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
Jun 22
11:00a
End Date

Wildcraft: Fireflies!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about fireflies and make your own firefly magnet.
Jun 27
7:45p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Jun 29
10:00a
End Date

Outdoor Community Day!

Cleburne State Park
Join us for the THIRD ANNUAL OUTDOOR COMMUNITY DAY!
Jun 29
11:00a
End Date

Wildcraft: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Jun 29
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Jun 29
3:00p
End Date

Nature Origami

Lockhart State Park
Create a nature-inspired masterpiece from folded paper!

July 2024

Jul 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

August 2024

Aug 5
10:00a
End Date

Constitution to Nature

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Rangers Jessica and Katy to learn about the U.S. Constitution, oak-gall ink, and practice your penmanship skills using the ink and a feather quill!
Aug 9
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Night Sky

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Aug 10
1:30p
End Date

S'mores with a Twist

Guadalupe River State Park
Come celebrate National S'mores Day with us!
Aug 17
10:00a
End Date

What's all the Buzz About?

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out about pollinators and make your own beeswax candle to take home!
Aug 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

September 2024

Sep 13
6:45p
End Date

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Sunset Watercolors

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Sep 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Wings on the Wind Festival

Abilene State Park
Join Texas Master Naturalists to learn about the mysteries of wind!

October 2024

Oct 5
8:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
Oct 12
5:30p
End Date

Fall Forest Fest

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come to Stephen F. Austin State Park for a spooktacular evening of family-fun!
Oct 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

November 2024

Nov 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

December 2024

Dec 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

January 2025

Jan 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

February 2025

Feb 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

March 2025

Mar 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

April 2025

Apr 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

May 2025

May 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!