Calendar of Events

Homeschooling

January 2024

Jan 22
8:00a
End Date

Storybook Walk- Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Fort Boggy State Park
Learn how Henry "Box" Brown gains his freedom.

February 2024

Feb 3
3:30p
End Date

10 Essentials of the Outdoors

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Discover the 10 essential items to thriving in the outdoors!
Feb 10
3:30p
End Date

10 Essentials of the Outdoors

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Discover the 10 essential items to thriving in the outdoors!
Feb 22
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Feb 24
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
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
1:00p
End Date

Footsteps of the CCC

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Walk in the footsteps of the CCC and learn about how they used their ingenuity to build Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Feb 24
1:30p
End Date

Grassroots Initiative

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Pull up your sleeves and some Guinea grass, too, as we explore life beneath the soil.
Feb 24
1:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Nature is our inspiration
Feb 24
3:30p
End Date

10 Essentials of the Outdoors

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Discover the 10 essential items to thriving in the outdoors!
Feb 24
6:45p
End Date

Snow Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of February’s Snow Moon in this full moon hike.
Feb 25
10:00a
End Date

Building Up and Tearing Down

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park and how erosion continues to break down the canyon down in this short, riverside stroll.
Feb 25
1:00p
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Feb 25
4:45p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Sunset Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Feb 29
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!

March 2024

Mar 2
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Trout Fishing Day Part 2

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Part 2 of our Kid's Trout Fishing Day! What a wonderful day it is when you reel in a fighting trout!
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature Detectives: Uncovering the Culprit on the Trail

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Grab your magnifying glass and join a ranger to discover who is hiking on the trail with you!
Mar 2
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Mar 5
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class - Pollinators

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 5
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Plant a Seed

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
“Homeschool Classes” are educational field trip style lessons, only open homeschool families. Open posting to view program description.
Mar 6
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class - Pollinators

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 7
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Walk

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on the first three Thursdays of each month for an easy nature walk with a beautiful view!
Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class - Pollinators

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 8
7:30p
End Date

Spider Sniffing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go on an adventure, sniffing out spiders.
Mar 9
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn the basics of bird watching.
Mar 9
10:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to hone your observation skills.
Mar 9
1:30p
End Date

Birding 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Birding basics for beginning birders -
Mar 9
3:00p
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to hone your observation skills
Mar 10
10:00a
End Date

Astonishingly Amazing Arachnids

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
What is an aracnid, and why are they amazing?
Mar 10
2:00p
End Date

Awesome Amazing Aracnids

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is an aracnid, and why are they amazing?
Mar 10
6:30p
End Date

Fireside Chat - We Have Bears Too!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger to discover how we can be great neighbors to our resident Black Bear population!
Mar 11
6:00a
End Date

Self-guided Nature Journaling and Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts. Then stay out after dark to see how bright the stars are here.
Mar 11
6:00a
End Date

Self-guided Nature Journaling and Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts. Then stay out after dark to see how bright the stars are here.
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

There and Back Again: A Journey through Closed Canyon

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Layla on a trek through Closed Canyon to learn how geology shapes life in the park!
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program

Davis Mountains State Park
This outdoor education program promises a fun time for kids and parents, too.
Mar 13
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Did someone say, "Let's go fishing"?
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Fishing with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing. All ages and stages welcome. No experience required!
Mar 14
9:00a
End Date

Luck of the Irish Archery Shoot

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Registration is required - Open to ages 10 and up. Limited space.
Mar 14
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Walk

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on the first three Thursdays of each month for an easy nature walk with a beautiful view!
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Sights and Sounds of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Did you hear that? Did you notice...? Hone your observational skills.
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

Sights and Sounds of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Did you hear that? Does it feel colder to you? Hone your observational skills.
Mar 15
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Star light, and star bright first star I see tonight.
Mar 16
9:30a
End Date

Levee Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Take a guided walk down the levee.
Mar 16
10:00a
End Date

Archeology in the Park: Field Session

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Calling all amateur archeologists! This field session will teach you the methods that archeologists use to preserve the past.
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

Guided Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a walk in the wild on this guided walk down to the waters edge.
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let loose your inner artist!
Mar 16
7:30p
End Date

Fireside Chat - The Magnificent Moon

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we marvel at the splendor of the Moon!
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Camouflage

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Animals and Their Habitats

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
“Homeschool Classes” are educational field trip style lessons, only open to homeschool families. Open posting to view program description.
Mar 20
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Botany- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 21
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 21
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Botany- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 21
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Walk

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on the first three Thursdays of each month for an easy nature walk with a beautiful view!
Mar 22
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Mar 22
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Botany- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Mar 23
8:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Cast iron cooking past and present. Reserve a Dutch oven or bring your own Dutch Oven, reserve your spot today.
Mar 23
10:00a
End Date

A Trek through the Eras: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Layla at Las Cuevas, to explore how this pictograph site has been used across time.
Mar 23
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking in this hands-on class. Reserve your spot today!
Mar 23
2:00p
End Date

Orienteering 101

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger to learn how to navigate the backcountry of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Mar 28
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 29
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Wonders of the River

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Layla to uncover what makes the Rio Grande spectacular!
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Mar 30
2:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!

April 2024

Apr 4
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Apr 5
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Apr 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program

Davis Mountains State Park
This outdoor education program promises a fun time for kids and parents, too.
Apr 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Conservation (Celebrate Earth Day)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Apr 10
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 11
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Apr 11
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Conservation (Celebrate Earth Day)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Apr 11
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 12
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Apr 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Conservation (Celebrate Earth Day)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Apr 16
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Shape & Color Walk

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Apr 19
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Apr 26
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!

May 2024

May 3
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 10
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 14
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program

Davis Mountains State Park
This outdoor education program promises a fun time for kids and parents, too.
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 16
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 17
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 17
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 24
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 31
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!

June 2024

Jun 11
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program

Davis Mountains State Park
This outdoor education program promises a fun time for kids and parents, too.