Calendar of Events

Homeschooling

July 2022

Jul 2
9:00a
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!
Jul 2
10:30a
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we read stories about the fascinating world around us and the animals that live here.
Jul 2
10:30a
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jul 2
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Jul 2
2:30p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jul 3
10:00a
End Date

Bike Parade

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Pre-July 4th decorated bicycle parade
Jul 3
1:00p
End Date

Bike Parade

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Pre-July 4th decorated bicycle parade
Jul 7
9:45a
End Date

Eco-Explorers, Wildlife and Science in the Park

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend will be offering Eco-Explorer programs six Thursday mornings from June 2 through July 7. Come learn about particular groups of wildlife, craft something related to the day's topic, and fun science experiments, too!
Jul 9
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join Ranger Alicia as she teaches you the basics of fishing.
Jul 9
1:00p
End Date

Kid Fish with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Fish tales made here.
Jul 10
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Jul 10
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jul 14
8:00p
End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
The stars at night are big and bright on valley summer nights!
Jul 15
8:30p
End Date

Star Gazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Have you ever seen the man in the moon?
Jul 16
9:00a
End Date

Go Take a Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Get outside, go on a hike!
Jul 16
10:30a
End Date

Beginning Bird Watching

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn the basics of bird watching.
Jul 16
1:00p
End Date

Go Take a Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Get outside, go on a hike!
Jul 16
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
Jul 17
10:00a
End Date

Reading with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 17
1:00p
End Date

Reading with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 22
8:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Jul 22
10:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Sleuth, sleuth find the clues.
Jul 23
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 15 participants. More information given after registration.
Jul 23
1:00p
End Date

Roving with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Stop our ranger as she roves around the park. Try to stump the ranger with your questions about the interpretive items she's carrying around.
Jul 23
1:30p
End Date

What's In This Water?

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explorers of all ages can join us to discover the wonders of water through scientific inquiry.
Jul 24
10:00a
End Date

Back Yard Bass Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Here fishy, fishy...
Jul 24
1:00p
End Date

Back Yard Bass Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Fishing on dry land, you bet.
Jul 28
10:00a
End Date

Talk with a Master Naturalist

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Hummingbirds!
Jul 28
8:00p
End Date

Moonlight Moth Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
It’s National Moth Week! See what the buzz is about as we light the way for moths and more.
Jul 29
8:30a
End Date

Aquatic Science - Pond Life

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is the littoral zone of a pond?
Jul 29
9:00a
End Date

Morning Mothing

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
It’s National Moth Week! See what the buzz is about as we light the way for moths and more.
Jul 29
10:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Cast iron cooking - cowboy classic! Reservations required to participate.
Jul 30
9:00a
End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Photography tips and tricks
Jul 30
10:30a
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jul 30
1:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jul 31
10:00a
End Date

Wonderful World of Wings

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Wonder why that wing is different from those wings?
Jul 31
1:00p
End Date

Wonderful World of Wings

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Here a wing, there a wing, everywhere a wing wing.

October 2022

Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!

December 2022

Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!