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.

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 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 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 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
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Sea Rim State Park
Learn how to get started with nature journaling!
Feb 25
3:30p
End Date

HQ Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
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 28
8:30a
End Date

Whooper Walk (Registration Required)

Goose Island State Park
Join a biologist from the International Crane Foundation for a walk to see the endangered Whooping Crane!
Feb 29
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Feb 29
10:30a
End Date

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

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

March 2024

Mar 1
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 1
10:00a
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Mar 1
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 2
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
9:00a
End Date

Front Porch Birding

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger on the front porch of the Buck House for some birding.
Mar 2
9:30a
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (FULL - Registration Closed)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Hike the Island Trail

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a guided hike along the beautiful Island Trail.
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Lake Bastrop 60th Birthday

Bastrop, TX - LCRA Lake Bastrop South Shore
Family-friendly event with an array of outdoor activities.
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
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Bluebonnets

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for All Ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing), practice casting with the backyard bass game, and fish in the Blanco River. A fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Fire Through Our Forest - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Fire in the woods is natural and necessary find out how and why on this guided hike.
Mar 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.
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 2
11:00a
End Date

Lake Dip Netting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Use our long handle dip nets to catch and investigate the tiny creatures that live in Steinhagen Lake!
Mar 2
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 2
1:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Mar 2
1:00p
End Date

Meet Dexter the Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience an up-close encounter with Dexter, the corn snake, and discover all about local snakes.
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: A Hurl into the Past

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla to discover how to use an atlatl and how it connects us to the past!
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore what it means to be "lost" in the forest.
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Mar 2
2:00p
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a Ranger to create a masterpiece!
Mar 2
3:00p
End Date

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore.
Mar 2
3:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn to think like a real park ranger!
Mar 3
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 3
9:00a
End Date

Is It Nighttime Already?

Government Canyon State Natural Area
During the upcoming total solar eclipse, darkness in the middle of the day will create an unusual situation for wildlife. What will our native animals do? Come find out!
Mar 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 3
10:00a
End Date

Wild Texan Legends: Exploring Animal Icons at the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a belated Texas Independence Day celebration!
Mar 3
2:00p
End Date

River Romp

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come along as we walk the Paluxy River Trail in search of dinosaur tracks!
Mar 4
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 5
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 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
7:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Mar 6
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 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 8
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
Mar 8
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 8
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 8
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 8
7:30p
End Date

Spider Sniffing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go on an adventure, sniffing out spiders.
Mar 9
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds
Mar 9
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 9
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn the basics of bird watching.
Mar 9
9:00a
End Date

Introduction to Fishing Basics - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come learn the basics of fishing at this fun, FREE clinic!
Mar 9
9:30a
End Date

Sea Rim Skills Table

Sea Rim State Park
Add a new skill to your outdoor toolbox!
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for All Ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing), practice casting with the backyard bass game, and fish in the Blanco River. A fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Fish with a Park Cop

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Officer McGarry out by the lake to discover fishing rules and regulations while trying your hand with a rod and reel.
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Home Improvement: The Beaver Pond

Tyler State Park
Park Improvements made by wildlife!
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn about survival characteristics of the wild!
Mar 9
10:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to hone your observation skills.
Mar 9
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 9
1:00p
End Date

Meet Dexter the Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience an up-close encounter with Dexter, the corn snake, and discover all about local snakes.
Mar 9
1:00p
End Date

FREE: Spring Festival & Native Plant Sale

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

Spring Break fun at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for some family fun at our Recreation Hall. Create an artwork masterpiece or learn about animals of the park or how to cast a pole for fishing! Perhaps you will tackle all of these fun activities today!
Mar 9
1:30p
End Date

Birding 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Birding basics for beginning birders -
Mar 9
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Mar 9
3:00p
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to hone your observation skills
Mar 9
4:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls! 4pm

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Mar 9
7:00p
End Date

Moonlight Madness Mile Walk

Lake Whitney State Park
See what may be waiting along our 1 mile trail on this self guided walk. Perhaps you will discover bats, spiders and ghosts, Oh My!
Mar 9
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Mar 9
7:30p
End Date

Airstrip Astronomy

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The Stars at Night are Big and Bright 👏👏👏👏! Join park rangers on a tour across our galactic neighborhood.
Mar 10
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
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
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger: Our Nearest Star

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla for a cup of coffee and an up close view of the Sun!
Mar 10
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table : Leave No Trace

Bastrop State Park
Come on out to this fun program anytime between 10am and 12pm!
Mar 10
11:00a
End Date

Paint with a Ranger

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

Reading Ranger & Craft

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

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn to think like a real park ranger!
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
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Front Porch Birding

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger on the front porch of the Buck House for some birding.
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

Building Bridges

Buescher State Park
The Civilian Conservation Corps built Buescher and Bastrop State Parks, learn how they built beautiful archways and try your hand at making a "stone" arch!
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table: Building Blocks of the CCC

Buescher State Park
The Civilian Conservation Corps built Buescher and Bastrop State Parks, learn how they built beautiful archways and try your hand at making a "stone" arch!
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 11
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a guided hike along the beautiful Island Trail
Mar 11
11:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 11
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 11
2:00p
End Date

River Romp

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come along as we walk the Paluxy River Trail in search of dinosaur tracks!
Mar 11
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling & S'mores

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we discover the stories that light up our night sky!
Mar 12
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 12
10:00a
End Date

The Atlatl: A Hurl into the Past

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla to discover how to use an atlatl and how it connects us to the past!
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park - Tree Cookies

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a fun tree slice craft you can take home with you!
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Water Education Trailer

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us as we explore the fantastic world of water!
Mar 12
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 12
1:00p
End Date

Meet Dexter the Corn Snake!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Observe our resident corn snake, Dexter, up close. Discover the many different snakes that call this area home.
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Daingerfield State Park
Who calls this park home? Join us to learn about Daingerfield's animal residents.
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn what type of wildlife call Dino Valley home!
Mar 12
3:00p
End Date

Hands on Nature (RSVP REQ'd)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover how to safely explore nature! We'll learn how to handle live animals and investigate interesting plants.
Mar 12
7:00p
End Date

Fireside Chat: Camp Oh No!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Somebody has been making a mess on the trail! Join Ranger Layla on a journey to uncover how you can reduce your footprint while recreating outdoors.
Mar 12
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike (RSVP REQ'D)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore the wild after the sun goes down to discover how the world changes at night.
Mar 13
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Join us for a guided hike along the exciting Wildlife Trail!
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a handy survival guide with hidden messages!
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 13
11:00a
End Date

Knotty Time

Tyler State Park
Learn some basics knots every camper should know.
Mar 13
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 13
1:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Explore the trails at Stephen F. Austin State Park with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Historic Games: Trap Ball

Tyler State Park
Can you come out and play?
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 13
2:00p
End Date

Lake Dip Netting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Use our long handled dip nets to investigate the tiny creatures that live in Steinhagen Lake!
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

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

Art in the Park - Watercolors

Daingerfield State Park
Make your own souvenir to take home with you!
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Beaver Build

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

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 14
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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

Kids' Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Start your own nature journal to take along on your outdoor adventures.
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
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover this traditional cooking style and try a tasty dish!
Mar 14
11:00a
End Date

Critter Scene Investigations: The Savannah Caper

Tyler State Park
Put on your detective's hat.
Mar 14
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
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 14
2:00p
End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): The Boys in Green

Tyler State Park
Why were the CCC so important for Texas State Parks?
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Animal Games

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Engage in fun outdoor games!
Mar 14
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn to think like a real park ranger!
Mar 15
8:30a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join birding volunteers and park hosts Nancy and Damian for a walk to explore the golden-cheeked warbler habitat and other park birds.
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Pedernales Falls State Park
Good ole fishing down at the river.
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
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
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a guided hike along the beautiful Island Trail
Mar 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 15
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park - Raccoon Craft

Daingerfield State Park
Make your own souvenir to take home with you!
Mar 15
11:00a
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

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

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 15
1:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Explore the trails at Stephen F. Austin State Park with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
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
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture: Everyday Stories and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

S'mores Roasting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Gather around as we enjoy this traditional camping treat!
Mar 15
6:30p
End Date

Texas State Park Adventures

South Llano River State Park
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
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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

Turtle Talk

Daingerfield State Park
Come learn a little about the turtles of Daingerfield State Park!
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
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table: Leave No Trace

Buescher State Park
Discover through trivia and activities what Leave No Trace means!
Mar 16
10:00a
End Date

Texas State Park Adventures

South Llano River State Park
Mar 16
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist for an adventure on the trails!
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
11:00a
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn what type of wildlife call Dino Valley home!
Mar 16
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 16
1:00p
End Date

Meet Dexter the Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience an up-close encounter with Dexter, the corn snake, and discover all about local snakes.
Mar 16
1:00p
End Date

Spring Break fun at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for some family fun at our Recreation Hall. Create an artwork masterpiece or learn about animals of the park or how to cast a pole for fishing! Perhaps you will tackle all of these fun activities today!
Mar 16
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
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn to think like a real park ranger!
Mar 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Mar 16
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Journals

Daingerfield State Park
Come work on a Junior Ranger Journal with one of our rangers!
Mar 16
2:00p
End Date

River Bugs!

South Llano River State Park
Join us as we discover what lives in the river!
Mar 16
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Sea Rim State Park
Learn how to get started with nature journaling!
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore.
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Abilene State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let loose your inner artist!
Mar 16
3:00p
End Date

Intro to Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to navigate like a pirate and hunt for hidden booty! ARRR!
Mar 16
7:00p
End Date

Moonlight Madness Mile Walk

Lake Whitney State Park
See what may be waiting along our 1 mile trail on this self guided walk. Perhaps you will discover bats, spiders and ghosts, Oh My!
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 16
8:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Mar 17
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 17
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 19
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 19
1:30p
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.
Mar 20
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 21
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 21
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 21
10:00a
End Date

Monarch & Milkweed Survey

Goose Island State Park
Help us conduct a survey for the host plant of the iconic Monarch Butterfly: Milkweed.
Mar 22
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
Mar 22
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 23
8:30a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join birding volunteers and park hosts Nancy and Damian for a walk to explore the golden-cheeked warbler habitat and other park birds.
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
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 23
10:00a
End Date

Hike the Island Trail

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a guided hike along the beautiful Island Trail.
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
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Lost Pines Master Naturalist on a fun guided hike!
Mar 23
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 23
1:00p
End Date

Meet Dexter the Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience an up-close encounter with Dexter, the corn snake, and discover all about local snakes.
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
1:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

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

Beaver Build

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to live like a beaver?
Mar 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 23
2:00p
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.
Mar 23
8:00p
End Date

Snipe Hunt

Lockhart State Park
Ever searched for Easter eggs after dark? It's fun for the whole family – and that’s no joke! Registration required.
Mar 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 24
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Mar 24
2:00p
End Date

River Romp

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come along as we walk the Paluxy River Trail in search of dinosaur tracks!
Mar 25
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 26
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 27
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 28
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Mar 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 29
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 29
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend time in nature and take home your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
Mar 29
1:00p
End Date

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 30
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 30
9:00a
End Date

Beginners Bird Walk

South Llano River State Park
Join Birding Volunteers and Park Host Nancy and Damian for a walk to explore the parks birds.
Mar 30
9:30a
End Date

Sea Rim Skills Table

Sea Rim State Park
Add a new skill to your outdoor toolbox!
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Hike the Island Trail

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a guided hike along the beautiful Island Trail.
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Mar 30
10:00a
End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

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

Education Center OPEN

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Explore our exhibits, engage in hands-on activities, ask questions!
Mar 30
1:00p
End Date

Alligator Chat (with LIVE gator)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Meet a LIVE alligator to discover all about alligators and how they survive in the wild! Our Natural Resource Specialist and Park Police have teamed up to share all about their experiences in the wild.
Mar 30
1:30p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger - Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come fish with a park ranger.
Mar 30
2:00p
End Date

River Bugs!

South Llano River State Park
Join us as we discover what lives in the river!
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!
Mar 30
3:00p
End Date

Alligator Chat (with LIVE gator)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Meet a LIVE alligator to discover all about alligators and how they survive in the wild! Our Natural Resource Specialist and Park Police have teamed up to share all about their experiences in the wild.
Mar 30
7:00p
End Date

Stargazing Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired national park ranger/astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.
Mar 31
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Mar 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 31
1:00p
End Date

Easter Nature Craft

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

Paint with a Ranger

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

April 2024

Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 2
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 3
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 4
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Apr 4
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 4
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Apr 5
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
Apr 5
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 6
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 6
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Apr 6
10:00a
End Date

Fire Through Our Forest - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Fire in the woods is natural and necessary find out how and why on this guided hike.
Apr 6
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: A Hurl into the Past

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla to discover how to use an atlatl and how it connects us to the past!
Apr 6
3:00p
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Eclipses

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Apr 6
8:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Apr 7
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 7
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 8 End Date

Partial Eclipse Viewing (Self-guided)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to experience this exciting astronomical event! We will have limited quantities of solar glasses available.
Apr 8
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 8
12:00p
End Date

Total Eclipse!

Tyler State Park
A total eclipse of the sun is coming to Texas!
Apr 9
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 9
9:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
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 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 10
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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
6:30p
End Date

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

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 13
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds
Apr 13
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 13
9:00a
End Date

Introduction to Fishing Basics - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come learn the basics of fishing at this fun, FREE clinic!
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn about survival characteristics of the wild!
Apr 14
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 14
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 15
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 16
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 17
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing

Galveston Island State Park
Need the basics for fishing? We've got them!
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 19
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
Apr 19
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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 20
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist for an adventure on the trails!
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

🦋 Spring Wing Ding 🦋

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

Wings on the Wind Festival

Abilene State Park
Join Texas Master Naturalists to learn about the mysteries of wind!
Apr 20
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Apr 21
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 21
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 22
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 23
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 25
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 26
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
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!
Apr 27
6:00a
End Date

Big Sit- Great Texas Birding Classic

South Llano River State Park
Come bird with us as we compete in the Great Texas Birding Classic.
Apr 27
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 27
9:00a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warblers: Native Texan Songbirds

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about Golden-cheeked Warblers and then join Ranger Jessica on a brief walk to try to see or hear one!
Apr 27
3:00p
End Date

Conservation Hike with a Park Cop (RSVP REQ'd)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Officer McGarry to discover all about conservation as we hike the beautiful Island Trail. Earn the prestigious "Park Police Pal" badge for completing the hike!
Apr 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 28
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 29
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Apr 30
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.

May 2024

May 3 End Date

Great Texas Birding Classic - Big Sit!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Our local Texas Master Naturalists are competing in the Great Texas Birding Classic. Stop by to learn about the birds they've observed or how to become a Master Naturalist
May 3
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
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 4
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
May 4
10:00a
End Date

Fire Through Our Forest - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Fire in the woods is natural and necessary find out how and why on this guided hike.
May 4
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: A Hurl into the Past

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla to discover how to use an atlatl and how it connects us to the past!
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 11
9:00a
End Date

Introduction to Fishing Basics - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come learn the basics of fishing at this fun, FREE clinic!
May 11
9:00a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warblers: Native Texan Songbirds

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about Golden-cheeked Warblers and then join Ranger Jessica on a brief walk to try to see or hear one!
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Lost Pines Master Naturalist on a fun guided hike!
May 11
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
May 12
10:00a
End Date

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk *Registration Required*

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on a walk to celebrate Mother's Day out in nature!
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 17
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
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
6:30p
End Date

Huntsville State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family (Registration Open)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 18
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
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 25
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Lost Pines Master Naturalist on a fun guided hike!
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Inflatable Archery

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Practice shooting a bow and arrow for safe-inflatable archery fun
May 31
9:00a
End Date

News from the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join rangers for a live on social media for park updates highlighting upcoming events, current park conditions, and important information when planning your trip!
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 1 End Date

Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Lake Arrowhead State Park
It's time for our annual kid fish and adult rough fish contest!
Jun 1
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Jun 7
6:30p
End Date

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

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

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

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

July 2024

Jul 4
9:45a
End Date

4th of July Campground Parade!

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your family, friendly and leashed dog, and/or yourself and join us in a 4th of July patriotic parade!
Jul 6
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Jul 21
12:00p
End Date

Ice Cream (in a bag) Social

Guadalupe River State Park
Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day and make your own ice cream with us!
Jul 27
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!

August 2024

Aug 17 End Date

International Geocaching Day

Guadalupe River State Park
Join fellow park visitors in enjoying geocaching!
Aug 17
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.

September 2024

Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.

October 2024

Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating in the park.

November 2024

Nov 2
7:00p
End Date

Stargazing Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired national park ranger/astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.

December 2024

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2025

Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!

December 2025

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2026

Jan 31
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!

December 2026

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2027

Jan 30
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!

December 2027

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2028

Jan 29
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!

December 2028

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2029

Jan 27
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!

December 2029

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

January 2030

Jan 26
8:30a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!