Calendar of Events

Kids

Kid-focused events that explore nature and history of Texas state parks.

We provide tools to help kids learn and explore through the Junior Ranger Program.

November 2018

Nov 17 End Date

Birding the Park

Galveston Island State Park
Three ecosystems of birding - beach, prairie, and bay!
Nov 17 End Date

Digital Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Explore Bastrop and Buescher State Parks with this fun scavenger hunt and possibly win a prize at the end! Fun for all ages!
Nov 17 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Nov 17 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (9AM)

Atlanta State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Nov 17 End Date

Art in the Park: Autumn Watercoloring

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Capture the beauty of fall in watercolor.
Nov 17 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 17 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Nov 17 End Date

Read With a Ranger - The Lorax

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for November's Read with a Ranger story hour!
Nov 17 End Date

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Nov 17 End Date

Turkey Crafts

Daingerfield State Park
Join us in making a Thanksgiving-themed craft that you can take home with you!
Nov 17 End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Nov 17 End Date

Wildlife of Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill State Park
Discover wildlife we have at Cedar Hill State Park!
Nov 17 End Date

Prehistoric Projectiles - Atlatl Show and Throw

Mission Tejas State Park
…because show and tell just won’t cut it when the targets are out!
Nov 17 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Nov 17 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Nov 17 End Date

Turkey Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
It's time to Talk Turkey!
Nov 17 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Nov 17 End Date

Battleground Bike Ride

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a guided bike tour of the battleground.
Nov 17 End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Nov 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 17 End Date

Give Thanks, With Acorn Fry Bread!

Mission Tejas State Park
Try fresh traditional fry bread, without leeching and pounding acorns yourself!
Nov 17 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 17 End Date

Archery at Daingerfield State Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come learn the basics of Archery with a Ranger. All ages welcome to join in the fun.
Nov 17 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Nov 17 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see nature's beauty in a new way.
Nov 17 End Date

Stories Under the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association and park volunteers for an evening of stargazing starting at sunset in the park’s oversize parking lot.
Nov 17 End Date

Night Hike with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Nov 17 End Date

View the Moon

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Lets take a closer look at our celestial neighbor, as we view the moon, planets and stars.
Nov 17 End Date

BATS!

Fort Parker State Park
Are BATS really the notorious, secretive creatures their sinister reputations make them out to be? Fort Parker is home to several species of bats. Come join us and learn the thrilling truths about these mysterious predators of the night!
Nov 17 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Nov 18 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Stop by our touch table to play with 19th century toys, see weapons from the Texas Revolution, learn how to make a bullet and more!
Nov 18 End Date

Battleground Bike Ride

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a guided bike tour of the battleground.
Nov 19 End Date

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a park naturalist for a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen.
Nov 20 End Date

TEXAS Thanksgiving Cards

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join us for a special Arts in the Park program and make your own Thanksgiving cards using hardware from the ship.
Nov 20 End Date

TEXAS Thanksgiving Cards

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join us for a special Arts in the Park program and make your own Thanksgiving cards using hardware from the ship.
Nov 20 End Date

Bone Up on TEXAS' History

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Younger visitors (ages 6-12) can discover some of the jobs that the crew had on this special Junior Rangers tour of the ship.
Nov 21 End Date

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Hike

Goose Island State Park
The perfect way to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday!
Nov 21 End Date

BYO S'mores!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us around the campfire as people have gathered for thousands of years, and give thanks for a simple, delicious, and stress-free goody before the serious cooking begins. This is a bring your own s'mores event!
Nov 22 End Date

Thanksgiving Selfie Scavenger Hunt

McKinney Falls State Park
Meet us at the Playground to get the low-down for the Thanksgiving Selfie Scavenger Hunt!
Nov 22 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 22 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Nov 22 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Give thanks to the creatures that creep, crawl, and call in the night!
Nov 23 End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Nov 23 End Date

Turkey Trot

Franklin Mountains State Park
Recipe for Thanksgiving left-overs: slice up turkey and dinner rolls, insert turkey into the dinner rolls, top with cranberry relish, hike up to Aztec Caves in the Franklin Mountains, and enjoy with friends, family and other enthusiastic hikers.
Nov 23 End Date

Craft: Wildlife Tracks

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn to identify some wildlife tracks and make a track to take home!
Nov 23 End Date

Lil' Naturalist Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
A story and a stroll for the lil' nature lovers in your family! (NO PROGRAM 8/29)
Nov 24 End Date

Digital Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Explore Bastrop and Buescher State Parks with this fun scavenger hunt and possibly win a prize at the end! Fun for all ages!
Nov 24 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Nov 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be!
Nov 24 End Date

Geocaching 101 (9AM)

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be!
Nov 24 End Date

Hike with a Ranger – Fall in the Forest

Mission Tejas State Park
Fall in love with fall colors, and explore the new Chimney Loop trail!
Nov 24 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 24 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Nov 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 24 End Date

1830s Drills and Tactics

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Do you have what it took to fight in the Texas Revolution? Join us to experience army life on the Texas frontier in the 1830s.
Nov 24 End Date

Gyotaku Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at a traditional Japanese art form!
Nov 24 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (11AM)

Atlanta State Park
Just how would a Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Nov 24 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Just how would a sasquatch survive the wild?
Nov 24 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Nov 24 End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Nov 24 End Date

Familia Fall Fun

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bring the family out to La Familia Nature Center for some hands-on activities.
Nov 24 End Date

Art Under the Oak

Inks Lake State Park
Come paint watercolors with us!
Nov 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 24 End Date

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
Nov 24 End Date

Survival Games

Daingerfield State Park
Do you think you could survive as an animal?
Nov 24 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Nov 24 End Date

Ranger Campfire Story Time

Tyler State Park
Epic Caddo Legends
Nov 24 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see nature's beauty in a new way.
Nov 24 End Date

Toiling Through Time – Pioneer Tool Demo

Mission Tejas State Park
From tree, to log, to beam… power tools? In your dreams!
Nov 24 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for some fun and games the Native American way!
Nov 24 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and sniff out spiders!
Nov 24 End Date

BATS!

Fort Parker State Park
Are BATS really the notorious, secretive creatures their sinister reputations make them out to be? Fort Parker is home to several species of bats. Come join us and learn the thrilling truths about these mysterious predators of the night!
Nov 24 End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers to explore the park at night!
Nov 24 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 25 End Date

???Mystery Table ???

Inks Lake State Park
Stop by Central Park and guess what is in each box!
Nov 25 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Let's try to catch some fish!
Nov 25 End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how the park's unique trees shape the RGV.
Nov 25 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Nov 25 End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Nov 25 End Date

Skins and Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the wildlife that lives in the park!
Nov 25 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Stop by our touch table to play with 19th century toys, see weapons from the Texas Revolution, learn how to make a bullet and more!
Nov 25 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Explore the Birthplace of Texas on a ranger-led driving tour of the Battle of San Jacinto. Join us at the top of each hour for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield in the park van.
Nov 25 End Date

San Jacinto Pokémon Safari

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us on a guided walk as we hunt Pokemon in the Birthplace of Texas.
Nov 29 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Nov 30 End Date

Lil' Naturalist Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
A story and a stroll for the lil' nature lovers in your family! (NO PROGRAM 8/29)
Nov 30 End Date

Night Geocaching

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Become a nocturnal treasure hunter!
Nov 30 End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Dec 1 End Date

Junior Earth Scholars

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nature-based learning for children in grades 2-4
Dec 1 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 1 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Dec 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 1 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Dec 1 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Dec 1 End Date

Roaring Fires

Inks Lake State Park
Find out what Smokey the Bear REALLY thinks about forest fires!
Dec 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Dec 1 End Date

Navigation Revelation: Map and Compass

Tyler State Park
What do you do when your GPS batteries die?
Dec 1 End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 1 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see nature's beauty in a new way.
Dec 1 End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 1 End Date

Fifth Annual Christmas Boat Parade

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us for music, lights, and activities for the entire family! (Boat Parade will begin at 6:30 pm)
Dec 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Dec 2 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Stop by our touch table to play with 19th century toys, see weapons from the Texas Revolution, learn how to make a bullet and more!
Dec 6 End Date

Intro to Birding

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Dec 6 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 7 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Dec 7 End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Decorated Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Get outdoors, take a break from the holiday rush, and enjoy the season.
Dec 7 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 8 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Dec 8 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 8 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Dec 8 End Date

Camouflage Creatures

Inks Lake State Park
The coolest Animals are hidden in plain site.
Dec 8 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Dec 8 End Date

Hotels for the Holidays

Hill Country State Natural Area
Even bugs need a place to stay this holiday season! Join a park ranger to make your very own bug hotel.
Dec 8 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see nature's beauty in a new way.
Dec 8 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Dec 8 End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Decorated Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Get outdoors, take a break from the holiday rush, and enjoy the season.
Dec 8 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
1870's Christmas
Dec 8 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera!
Dec 8 End Date

Starry Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Take this short walk and settle in for a night filled with the stars!
Dec 8 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Explore the Birthplace of Texas on a ranger-led driving tour of the Battle of San Jacinto. Join us at the top of each hour for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield in the park van.
Dec 9 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 12 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 13 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 13 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 13 End Date

The Sky is Falling! Geminids Meteor Shower

Inks Lake State Park
Watch the biggest meteor shower of the year and learn how humans looked up to survive.
Dec 14 End Date

Five Senses Hike

Inks Lake State Park
How do the animals on night shift survive?
Dec 14 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 14 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 15 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Dec 15 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 15 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 15 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody’s a Birder!
Dec 15 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Dec 15 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Dec 15 End Date

An Animal Christmas

Inks Lake State Park
Animals celebrate the changing seasons too!
Dec 15 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Dec 15 End Date

Taking Care of Winter Birds

Tyler State Park
Help our feathered friends survive the cold.
Dec 15 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see nature's beauty in a new way.
Dec 15 End Date

Dutch Oven Demo

Inks Lake State Park
Watch how the Cowboys rustled up some grub!
Dec 15 End Date

A Very CCC Christmas at Blanco

Blanco State Park
Come celebrate Christmas at Blanco State Park on December 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for fun Christmas festivities!
Dec 15 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 15 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Dec 19 End Date

Deck the Halls

Franklin Mountains State Park
Empty space on your tree? Need a few last minute gifts? Learn how Native Americans in this area used some of our native plants while you make unique Christmas ornaments for you or a friend.
Dec 20 End Date

Intro to Birding

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Dec 20 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 21 End Date

Campfire and Christmas Stories

Franklin Mountains State Park
Stories have always been a part of our traditions. Join the Park Rangers for a relaxed evening of sharing hot cocoa and some of the stories that have become a part of our Christmas Season.
Dec 22 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 22 End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Santa needs to get in shape for his big day! Dig up your best Santa suit and join us for an easy hike around the Nature Walk trail in the Tom Mays unit. Santa hats required!
Dec 22 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Dec 22 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 22 End Date

Kissmas Under the Mistletoe!

Inks Lake State Park
Fables, Folklore, and Facts!
Dec 22 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Dec 22 End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the Christmas season at the park in the historic Group Recreation Hall. Make historic toys, enjoy refreshments, listen to Ranger talk, and meet Santa.
Dec 26 End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist?
Dec 27 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 29 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 29 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 29 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Dec 29 End Date

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
Dec 29 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Dec 29 End Date

Junior Ranger 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge with this guided training session!
Dec 29 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Dec 31 End Date

Last Night "Night Hike"

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us for a refreshing guided night hike in nature to send out 2018.
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Stephen F. Austin State Park
A one hour hike to start the new year.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Begin the new year with Nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new trails, new you... same old Ranger!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP - Afternoon Adventure

Mission Tejas State Park
If New Years morning comes too early, come leg it a little later on!
Jan 1 End Date

Star Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Astronomy basics and identification hike and stories.
Jan 1 End Date

First Starlight Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
See the universe on the cusp of a new year!
Jan 3 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 4 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Jan 5 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 5 End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Jan 5 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Jan 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Jan 5 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 10 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 12 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Jan 12 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 17 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 19 End Date

Nature Walk About

Galveston Island State Park
Walk, skip, or stroll the vanishing grasslands filled with games, fun, and family-activities!
Jan 19 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Jan 19 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Jan 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Jan 24 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 26 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Jan 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Jan 26 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 31 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!

February 2019

Feb 1 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Feb 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 2 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Feb 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Feb 2 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 7 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Feb 9 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 14 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 16 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Feb 16 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Feb 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Feb 21 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 23 End Date

Fort Sherman Days 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us as we go back in time to view our area history.
Feb 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 23 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Feb 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Feb 28 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!

March 2019

Mar 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 2 End Date

Texas Wildlife & Woodlands Expo

Conroe, TX - Lone Star College Montgomery
Play for a Day! Learn for a Lifetime!
Mar 2 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Mar 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Mar 7 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Mar 14 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 16 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Mar 16 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Mar 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Mar 21 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 23 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Mar 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Mar 28 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!

April 2019

Apr 4 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 6 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Apr 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Apr 11 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 13 End Date

Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nurture Center
Join TPWD Get Outside at this FREE family friendly festival - learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Apr 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Apr 18 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 20 End Date

¡Fiesta de los Niños!

San Antonio, TX - Port San Antonio
Join TPWD Get Outside at Fiesta San Antonio's party for “Pint-Sized Folks.”
Apr 20 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Apr 20 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
Apr 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Apr 25 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 27 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Apr 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!

May 2019

May 4 End Date

Mayfest

Fort Worth, TX - Trinity Park
Fort Worth's Family Festival on the Banks of Trinity River
May 4 End Date

First Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
May 10 End Date

23rd Annual Open House

Free daily entry into the park, programs and activities for everyone about resources of our park and Texas. Friday area schools are invited to bring out classes, Saturday families can enjoy same activities.
May 18 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
May 18 End Date

Third Saturday Junior Rangers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover the history of Battleship TEXAS through fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12.
May 25 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

June 2019

Jun 22 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

July 2019

Jul 20 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!