Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

February 2024

Feb 24
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
Feb 24
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Nature is our inspiration especially the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.
Feb 24
11:00a
End Date

*CANCELLED* Wildcraft: Raccoons!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own raccoon puppet!
Feb 24
1:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Nature is our inspiration
Feb 24
1:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring the kids out for an arts and crafts project.
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Design-a-Dino!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Let's get creative and learn to draw a dinosaur!
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

House Hunters: Bird Edition

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Which house will they choose? Our flighty friends have very specific needs and wants for their homes, come join us to find out what nest feels like home!
Feb 24
3:00p
End Date

Catching the Sun!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a Ranger to craft a colorful suncatcher!
Feb 25
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Sea Rim State Park
Learn how to get started with nature journaling!
Feb 29
10:30a
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Leaping Frogs (at the Aransas County Library)

Rockport, TX - Aransas County Public Library
It's a frog's favorite day: Leap Day!

March 2024

Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Bluebonnets

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a ranger to paint a work of art in nature!
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a Ranger to create a masterpiece!
Mar 8
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 9
1:00p
End Date

FREE: Spring Festival & Native Plant Sale

Lockhart State Park
Join the fun at Lockhart State Park for a celebration of spring, pollinators, and plants!
Mar 9
1:00p
End Date

Spring Break fun at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for some family fun at our Recreation Hall. Create an artwork masterpiece or learn about animals of the park or how to cast a pole for fishing! Perhaps you will tackle all of these fun activities today!
Mar 9
4:30p
End Date

Star Chart 101!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a ranger to craft your very own star chart and learn about astronomy!
Mar 10
11:00a
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a Ranger to create a masterpiece!
Mar 10
11:00a
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as they read a nature-themed story and host a guided take-home craft. Suitable for ages 5+ with a parent.
Mar 12
10:00a
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?
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

South Llano River State Park
Try your hand at the ancient art of Gyotaku.
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Beaver Build

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to live like a beaver?
Mar 14
9:00a
End Date

Kids' Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Start your own nature journal to take along on your outdoor adventures.
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Mar 15
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table: Art with Nature

Bastrop State Park
Join us for crafty times in the pines!
Mar 15
11:00a
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as they read a nature-themed story and host a guided take-home craft. Suitable for ages 5+ with a parent.
Mar 15
1:00p
End Date

Spring into Nature Journaling

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Create a nature journal with Ranger Stahr and Ranger Layla to remember your Spring Break 2024 trip to the Big Bend.
Mar 16
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Spring is in the air! Nature is our inspiration. Let loose your inner artist!
Mar 16
1:00p
End Date

Spring Break fun at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for some family fun at our Recreation Hall. Create an artwork masterpiece or learn about animals of the park or how to cast a pole for fishing! Perhaps you will tackle all of these fun activities today!
Mar 16
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Sea Rim State Park
Learn how to get started with nature journaling!
Mar 16
2:30p
End Date

Catching the Sun!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a Ranger to craft a colorful suncatcher!
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let loose your inner artist!
Mar 17
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 23
1:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring the kids out for an arts and crafts project.
Mar 23
2:00p
End Date

Beaver Build

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to live like a beaver?
Mar 24
1:00p
End Date

Threads of the Past

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Try your hand at the art of weaving on a wooden loom while hearing about the fiber arts that pre-dated modern clothing manufacturing by thousands of years.
Mar 29
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us as we celebrate monarchs and all pollinators!
Mar 31
1:00p
End Date

Easter Nature Craft

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
All supplies are provided for this come-and-go Easter-themed craft.
Mar 31
2:00p
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a Ranger to create a masterpiece!

April 2024

Apr 6
3:00p
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Eclipses

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Apr 8
12:00p
End Date

"Great American Eclipse" Tabling at the Total Solar Eclipse

Guadalupe River State Park
Join park rangers for information and activities before the celestial show begins!
Apr 12
6:30p
End Date

Lake Livingston State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

🦋 Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and winged! 🦋
Apr 20
11:00a
End Date

Wings on the Wind Festival

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

May 2024

May 11
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.

June 2024

Jun 7
6:30p
End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Jun 10
9:00a
End Date

Camp Wild: Summer Day Camp (Registration April 1- May 10, 2024)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Let's get some kids outside this summer at Stephen F. Austin State Park. This 4-day adventure for 10- to 12-year olds actively engages children with nature through outdoor and creative activities.