Calendar of Events

Kids

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

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Palmetto State Park 5th Annual Photography Contest

Palmetto State Park
Ready, set, click! Will your photo be one of the six winning pictures submitted? There's only one way to find out... come to Palmetto and capture that winning photo! Contest runs Dec. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

January 2018

Jan 25 End Date

Bird Bingo

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 26 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Jan 27 End Date

27th Annual Trout Clinic

Fort Parker State Park
The annual trout-fishing clinic introduces children and youth to the fun of fishing! Come help catch the 1,000 fresh, colorful rainbow trout just unloaded into our Lake Springfield!
Jan 27 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jan 27 End Date

26th Annual Kid Fish

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Bring your kids age 5 to 12 out to Lake Corpus Christi State Park and learn to fish!
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 27 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jan 27 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a nature-themed story time.
Jan 27 End Date

Little Naturalists Storytime and Craft

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to learn about owls!
Jan 27 End Date

29th Annual Kid's Fish Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Bring the kids out for a fun day of fishing!
Jan 27 End Date

Environmental Eavesdroppers - Guided Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Search for signs of the critters that call Cedar Hill State Park home!
Jan 27 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jan 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.
Jan 27 End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Jan 27 End Date

Raiders of the Lost Crafts - Art in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for an adventure back in time where we’ll make some of the same crafts that people have historically made here in the park.
Jan 27 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 27 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Jan 27 End Date

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Tyler State Park
Some things don't "go bump in the night."
Jan 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night 6:00 pm

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bentsen State Park after dark! Search for elusive night birds, prowling mammals, glowing scorpions, giant toads and more! Don’t forget your bug spray, drinking water and flashlight.
Jan 27 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of stargazing.
Jan 28 End Date

Skins & Skulls

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jan 28 End Date

Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you know the difference between a turtle, tortoise, and terrapin? Join a ranger to learn all about it!
Jan 30 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.

February 2018

Feb 1 End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 3 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 3 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Feb 3 End Date

Art in the Park: Poetry

Buescher State Park
Meet us for some nature observation time, riddle poetry and a short walk to the Big Cedar Elm for more inspiration and to write your own poem. Come set your inner nature poet free! This is a Junior Ranger activity.
Feb 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.
Feb 3 End Date

Campfire 101 - Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon of campfire instruction and s'mores!
Feb 3 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

Homeschool Class - Astronomy

Lockhart State Park
Explore the mysteries of space with special guests from the Austin Nature and Science Center!
Feb 8 End Date

Homeschool Class - Astronomy

Lockhart State Park
Explore the mysteries of space with special guests from the Austin Nature and Science Center!
Feb 8 End Date

Bird Bingo

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 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.
Feb 10 End Date

What Lurks Beneath?

Inks Lake State Park
There are things lurking at the bottom of Inks Lake that don't belong....
Feb 10 End Date

Nature Origami

Lockhart State Park
Create a nature-inspired masterpiece from folded paper!
Feb 10 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 16 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 16 End Date

Snakes of Central Texas

Lockhart State Park
Join us to meet some slithering locals!
Feb 17 End Date

Family Fishing Day

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the whole family out to fish in our quarry lake, it will be freshly stocked with trout
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 17 End Date

Leave No Trace

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja! Discover what it means to Leave No Trace as we take a short hike and complete activities from the Junior Ranger Activity Journal.
Feb 17 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Feb 17 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 24 End Date

Trout Fishing Clinic for Kids

Fort Boggy State Park
For youth ages 5 yrs to 12 yrs.
Feb 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Nature Day at Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Enjoy educational programs and activities that will introduce you and your family to the wonders of nature.
Feb 24 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.
Feb 24 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.

March 2018

Mar 3 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

Homeschool Class - Raptors

Lockhart State Park
Meet your local birds of prey with wildlife rehabilitator, Sallie Delahoussaye!
Mar 8 End Date

Homeschool Class - Raptors

Lockhart State Park
Meet your local birds of prey with wildlife rehabilitator, Sallie Delahoussaye!
Mar 10 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
Mar 10 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Mar 31 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Colorado Bend State Park

April 2018

Apr 7 End Date

Don't Mess with Texas TRASH-OFF

Meridian State Park
Volunteer Trash Pick-up
Apr 11 End Date

Homeschool Class - Pollinators

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Apr 12 End Date

Homeschool Class - Pollinators

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Apr 14 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
Apr 21 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back to where a nation was born in 1836!
Apr 27 End Date

South Llano River State Park Birding Festival

South Llano River State Park
Sponsored by the Friends of South Llano River State Park, this is sure to be an amazing weekend!

May 2018

May 12 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
May 19 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back to where a nation was born in 1836!

June 2018

Jun 9 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
Jun 16 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back to where a nation was born in 1836!

July 2018

Jul 14 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
Jul 21 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back to where a nation was born in 1836!

August 2018

Aug 18 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!