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.

September 2018

Sep 21 End Date

Texas State Forest Festival

Lufkin, TX - George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center
TPWD will have an educational booth set up at the Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin, TX.
Sep 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Sep 27 End Date

Tyke Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Share the enjoyment of the outdoors with your kids while learning about the animals of Bentsen!
Sep 27 End Date

Home School Days

Village Creek State Park
Looking for a fun place to bring your home school children to learn about nature and the outdoors? Have we got the place for you! Each month we will explore a different topic in a hands-on, educational, and fun hour or so of learning guaranteed to get your child excited about animals, plants, and the world around them. Our first Home school Day will be Thursday, September 27th from 10 am until noon. We will be learning about animal adaptations by doing some bone sleuthing with a hands-on study of skulls and bones. We’ll end with a fun craft activity to check out what they learned.
Sep 27 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 28 End Date

The Search for Bigfoot

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on our 2nd annual Search for Bigfoot weekend!
Sep 28 End Date

Moms + Tots

Franklin Mountains State Park
Grab your boots! Grab your kid! Load up on snacks! Join other moms looking to spend quality time outdoors with their little ones. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441 Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Sep 28 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.
Sep 28 End Date

2018 State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
A tradition since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has something for everyone.
Sep 28 End Date

Facebook Live - Ask a Ranger!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel and other park staff each week for a live Facebook event called "Ask a Ranger".
Sep 28 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors and learn how art has played a role in shaping our National and State Parks!
Sep 28 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 9/7 From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 28 End Date

Scrubby Survival Skills

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What did it take to survive in the Thornscrub forest? Learn some of the ways native people embraced the forest! Take a survival hike and see if you survive! Plus, see a bow-drill fire-making demonstration.
Sep 28 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and sniff out spiders!
Sep 29 End Date

The Search for Bigfoot

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on our 2nd annual Search for Bigfoot weekend!
Sep 29 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Let's get outside and hike the north side of the park!
Sep 29 End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us at this free event to discover the wonders of our desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided hikes, demonstrations, and other fun outdoor activities.
Sep 29 End Date

Bag Some Bugs - Critter Catch and Release!

Mission Tejas State Park
Bug out with Ranger Jared, the fastest net in the West…
Sep 29 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 29 End Date

River Critters - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Sep 29 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.
Sep 29 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Sep 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Sep 29 End Date

Back to School Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Hike through the park in search of the items on your list
Sep 29 End Date

Make Your Own Binoculars - Kid Craft

McKinney Falls State Park
Calling all budding birders! Make your own play binoculars out of cardboard and yarn!
Sep 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Blanco State Park
Open to all ages. Whether you are experienced, or a first-time angler, come on out and catch some fish with us! We have the poles and the worms, and a fishing license is not required while on state park property.
Sep 29 End Date

Skulls, Scat, and Tracks

Village Creek State Park
Sometimes it is very hard to actually see a wild animal, but you can learn a lot from what they leave behind. Learn about the animals that call the park home by studying skulls and bones, tracks, scat and other animal clues.
Sep 29 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Sep 29 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 29 End Date

Monarch Madness!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
The Fall monarch migration is almost underway!
Sep 29 End Date

Pioneer Games

Mission Tejas State Park
Come learn to party like it’s 1899!
Sep 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!
Sep 29 End Date

All about Frogs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us while we talk amphibian! A game, a craft, and a mini-hike is included in this fun program for all ages.
Sep 29 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for some fun and games the Native American way!
Sep 29 End Date

Language of the Fan

McKinney Falls State Park
Despite the fact that the first day of fall was 9/22, it’s still hot as blazes around here! Join a Ranger to learn about how ladies like Mrs. Anna McKinney (the first woman to live in the Homestead) stayed cool and sent secret messages to others using the language of the fan in the 1850s.
Sep 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.
Sep 29 End Date
Sep 29 End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Sep 29 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!
Sep 29 End Date

Savages or Survivors..?

Mission Tejas State Park
Let's talk about a native canine in North America that is seen by many, heard by most, and misunderstood by all.
Sep 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge exploring with their families and a Park Naturalist.
Sep 29 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 29 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!
Sep 29 End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers to explore the park at night!
Sep 30 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Sep 30 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.
Sep 30 End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!

October 2018

Oct 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 4 End Date

Home School Field Trip Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
Are you a member of a home-school group, a church group, or other special interest group? Join us for a monthly field trip day full of educational activities.
Oct 5 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.
Oct 5 End Date

Facebook Live - Ask a Ranger!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel and other park staff each week for a live Facebook event called "Ask a Ranger".
Oct 6 End Date

Hill Country Heritage Expo

Inks Lake State Park
Step back in time and visits pockets of history in this day and a half cultural extravaganza!
Oct 6 End Date

Public Fishing Day for Youth

Sea Center Texas
Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch-and-release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center.
Oct 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Oct 6 End Date

Junior Earth Scholars

Government Canyon State Natural Area
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
Oct 6 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 6 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 6 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.
Oct 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Oct 6 End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Oct 6 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Oct 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!
Oct 6 End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 6 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 6 End Date

Nature Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. This is an easy 0.75-mile hike and is excellent for families with younger children, beginner hikers, or wildlife enthusiasts. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Oct 6 End Date

Karaoke Dance Night

Daingerfield State Park
So you think you can sing...
Oct 7 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 12 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.
Oct 12 End Date

Facebook Live - Ask a Ranger!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel and other park staff each week for a live Facebook event called "Ask a Ranger".
Oct 13 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 13 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 13 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.
Oct 13 End Date

Archaeology Day

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Learn about archaeology and how archaeologists study the past
Oct 13 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Discover one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation.
Oct 13 End Date

Pond Dipping

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lives beneath the water's surface?
Oct 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 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!
Oct 13 End Date

Backyard Birding

Tyler State Park
Make your yard into a bird sanctuary!
Oct 13 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 13 End Date

Woodpeckers!

Tyler State Park
Do woodpeckers get headaches?
Oct 13 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 14 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 19 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.
Oct 19 End Date

Facebook Live - Ask a Ranger!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel and other park staff each week for a live Facebook event called "Ask a Ranger".
Oct 19 End Date

Halloween Funfest 2018

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Funfest! The date has been changed to the 19th and 20th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Oct 20 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 20 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 20 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.
Oct 20 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Oct 20 End Date

Monarch Walk - 10:30 am

South Llano River State Park
The Monarchs are coming! The Monarchs are coming!
Oct 20 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Oct 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!
Oct 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 20 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.
Oct 20 End Date

Halloween Funfest 2018

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Funfest! The date has been changed to the 19th and 20th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Oct 20 End Date

11th Annual Spooky Science Fest

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your friends and family of all ages, in costume if you like, to join what has been 1,000 to 2,000 others for our annual Fall Festival to learn a little science and perhaps to be frightened just the right amount!
Oct 20 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 21 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 26 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.
Oct 26 End Date

Stories in the Stars (8PM)

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Oct 27 End Date

Junior Ranger: Fishing Knots

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn the basic knots that every fisherman needs to know.
Oct 27 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 27 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 27 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.
Oct 27 End Date

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a wilderness survival class for kids!
Oct 27 End Date

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn the basics of casting and retrieving while playing a fun game!
Oct 27 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Oct 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!
Oct 27 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.
Oct 27 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 27 End Date

Trunk - or - Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Walk the park and get lots of goodies to eat, then at dark come and stroll the historic grounds looking for ghosts, goblins and the dearly departed
Oct 27 End Date

3rd Annual Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for some family friendly Halloween fun!
Oct 27 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Welcome to our annual "Boo in the Park" celebration. Bring the family out for a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating, and spooky storytelling.
Oct 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night Halloween Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Discover the amazing creatures that roam at night on this trick or treating stroll!
Oct 27 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 28 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!

November 2018

Nov 2 End Date

Battle For Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations.
Nov 2 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 2 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Nov 3 End Date

Junior Ranger: Fishing Knot Tying

Atlanta State Park
Learn the basic knots that every fisherman needs to know.
Nov 3 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 3 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 3 End Date

Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival

Austin, TX - Travis County Exposition Center
Join us at this family friendly event celebrating the traditions and heritage of Native American Culture.
Nov 3 End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist?
Nov 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 3 End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Nov 3 End Date

Backyard Bass (11AM)

Atlanta State Park
Learn the basics of casting and retrieving while playing a fun game!
Nov 3 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Nov 3 End Date

Junior Earth Scholars

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nature-based learning for children in grades 2-4.
Nov 3 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 3 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Nov 3 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 3 End Date

Karaoke Dance Night

Daingerfield State Park
So you think you can sing...
Nov 4 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 9 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 9 End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift (8PM)

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature's night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Nov 10 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Nov 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Nov 10 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 10 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 10 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Discover one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation.
Nov 10 End Date

Watercolor Painting

Martin Creek Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Martin Creek Lake is meant to be painted!
Nov 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 10 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 10 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 10 End Date

FALLing Skies

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn about our universe with the Austin Astronomical Society!
Nov 11 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 16 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

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (9AM)

Atlanta State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
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

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a wilderness survival class for kids!
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

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
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 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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
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

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

Ranger Campfire Story Time

Tyler State Park
Epic Caddo Legends
Nov 24 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

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

December 2018

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

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
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

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
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

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

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas in the Park!
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

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

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

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

Taking Care of Winter Birds

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
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.

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

First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Begin the new year with Nature!
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 Starlight Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
See the universe on the cusp of a new year!

February 2019

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.

March 2019

Mar 2 End Date

Texas Wildlife & Woodlands Expo

Conroe, TX - Lone Star College Montgomery
Play for a Day! Learn for a Lifetime!

April 2019

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 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”.

May 2019

May 4 End Date

Mayfest

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