Calendar of Events

Kids

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

December 2014

Dec 1 End Date

Palmetto State Park 3rd 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, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

March 2015

Mar 6 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 6 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 6 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 6 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 6 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Mar 7 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 7 End Date

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Spring Break Kickoff Kids Fishing Tournament

Purtis Creek State Park
Friends of Purtis Creek wants to start your Spring Break off fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
Mar 7 End Date

Vulture Culture

Blanco State Park
Learn about nature’s clean-up crew.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 7 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 7 End Date

Bluebird House Day

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to build your own bluebird house!
Mar 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Mar 7 End Date

Kids Activities at the Interpretive Center

Davis Mountains State Park
Sidewalk chalk art, binoculars and pinecone bird feeders to take home! Come on down!
Mar 7 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 7 End Date

Bluebonnet Walk - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Enjoy Texas' state flower, and find out the legends behind it!
Mar 7 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Journal Writing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in journal writing? This is the program for you!
Mar 7 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike under the light of the full moon
Mar 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 8 End Date

Stories in Stone

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
Mar 8 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 8 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 8 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 8 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and seek
Mar 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Mar 9 End Date

Become a SPRING BREAK Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 9 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard birding
Mar 10 End Date

Mammal Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover and learn about our local mammals.
Mar 10 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Mar 11 End Date

Who Goes There!

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 11 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 11 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 11 End Date

"Bird Tales from Bird Feet" - Kids' and Bird Walk - 11:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
What does a bird's foot tell you about its survival?
Mar 11 End Date

Busy Beavers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
An architect, engineer, and lumberjack all rolled into one, the American beaver is truly a renaissance critter.
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 11 End Date

Fun with Fossils - Kids' Activity and Craft - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Discover Lake Casa Blanca's ancient past!
Mar 11 End Date

Sky's Above Us Day

Purtis Creek State Park
Activities, games and art projects to help us remember to look up and be amazed at things in the sky above us.
Mar 11 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and enjoy learning about and viewing the night sky.
Mar 12 End Date

Kids' Fishing! - 9:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join the park ranger and a local fishing expert as we try our hand at catch-and-release fishing!
Mar 12 End Date

River Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 12 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 12 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 12 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 12 End Date

Kids' Animal Detectives - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Put on your detective hats and see what clues the animals have left behind!
Mar 12 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park!
Mar 12 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 13 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger during our junior ranger academy!
Mar 13 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 13 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 13 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Mar 13 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 13 End Date

"Incredible Edibles" Plant presentation with guest speakers - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join south Texas plant experts for a presentation and a plant walk
Mar 13 End Date

Friday the 13th Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Mar 13 End Date

Night Hike - 7:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
See what the park is like after dark!
Mar 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 14 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Hike/Junior Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Come join us to search for signs of spring and bring the kiddos for an introduction to the Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Program.
Mar 14 End Date

Bug-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Martin Creeks First Annual Kid fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who will catch the biggest fish?
Mar 14 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Mar 14 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 14 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 14 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 14 End Date

Night skies, during the day!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 14 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 14 End Date

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 14 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 14 End Date

Kids' Camping Workshop - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Hey kids, brush up on your camping skills and earn a certificate!
Mar 14 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 14 End Date

Pi Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a hike on Pi day!
Mar 14 End Date

Kid’s Dinosaur Track Clean Out

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 14 End Date

Stars over our Parks!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
Mar 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 15 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 15 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 15 End Date

Geocaching for Kids - 11:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us on a high-tech outdoor treasure hunt!
Mar 15 End Date

Hawk Walk

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about hawks and watch them soar.
Mar 15 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 15 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 15 End Date

Skins, Skulls and Scat

Buescher State Park
Mar 16 End Date

Become a SPRING BREAK Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 17 End Date

Storybook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 17 End Date

Sensing a Sensational Spring

Buescher State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Family Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Cowboys and Cattle Drives

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 17 End Date

The Good, the Bat and the Ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Feeling batty?? Join us for a great program all about our flying mammals!
Mar 18 End Date

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 18 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 18 End Date

Quit bugging out!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Let's learn about bugs!
Mar 18 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 18 End Date

Animal Adaptations

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come find out how animals survive in their environments.
Mar 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Tarantulas: gentle giants or fearsome foes?

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Here's your chance to meet a real, live Texas Brown tarantula
Mar 18 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 18 End Date

Ssssnakes of Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 19 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 19 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 19 End Date

Sensing a Sensational Spring

Buescher State Park
Mar 19 End Date

The Fast and the Furriest!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Have you ever seen a fox fur? What about a deer pelt or a raccoon skull?
Mar 19 End Date

Snakes Alive

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come out for a slitherin' good time.
Mar 19 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 19 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger and become a real wildlife detective!
Mar 19 End Date

Jr. Ranger Activities

Bastrop State Park
Earn bragging rights at your state park!
Mar 19 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 20 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 20 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 20 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger during our junior ranger academy!
Mar 20 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 20 End Date

Creek Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 20 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Mar 20 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 20 End Date

Intro to birding

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for the basics of bird watching!
Mar 20 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring a spoon and sample some dessert!
Mar 20 End Date

Owl Prowl!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Whoo whoo! Let's learn all about owls!
Mar 20 End Date

Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 20 End Date

The Mysterious Case of the Guadalupe Fledermaus: A Ranger Sam Mystery

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 20 End Date
Mar 21 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
Mar 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 21 End Date

Birds at Breakfast

Blanco State Park
Come to the park for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your family and your breakfast.
Mar 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Village Creek State Park
Becoming a Junior Ranger! If you are 6 to 12 years old come see if you have what it takes to be a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger.
Mar 21 End Date

Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger on a guided hike!
Mar 21 End Date

Lost Pines Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Is spring here yet?
Mar 21 End Date

Mammal Mania

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 21 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Hawk Walk

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about hawks and watch them soar.
Mar 21 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 21 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 21 End Date

Annual LBJ Kite Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Old fashioned kite decorating and flying fun at the park.
Mar 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Mar 21 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 21 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 21 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 21 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 22 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 22 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 25 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 25 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 25 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 26 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 26 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 27 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 27 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 27 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 27 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 27 End Date

Sunset Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come for a hike at the end of the day, and watch the sun set over the lake!
Mar 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 28 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 28 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Mar 28 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Mar 28 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 28 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 28 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 28 End Date

Jr. Ranger Activities

Bastrop State Park
Mar 28 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 28 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 28 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 28 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Mar 28 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 28 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Mar 28 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Snipe Hunt

Lockhart State Park
Search for “snipes” around the park at night and learn about invasive species and the natural world!
Mar 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 29 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 29 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.

April 2015

Apr 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Only eat the chocolates in the plastic Easter eggs, not the ones that the rabbits made that morning!
Apr 4 End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Easter as a 1915 German farm family would have at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Apr 4 End Date

Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt

Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
Apr 4 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 4 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 4 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 4 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 5 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Meridian State Park
Children ages 12 & under
Apr 5 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 11 End Date

Woodpecker Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make your own woodpecker.
Apr 11 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 11 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 11 End Date

Owl Pellet Dissection

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out what that owl hacked up!
Apr 11 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 11 End Date

Food Chain Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
This activity compliments the owl pellet activity from earlier this same day
Apr 11 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 12 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 18 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 25 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 25 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.
Apr 25 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 25 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 26 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)

May 2015

May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 2 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 2 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 2 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 3 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about and get started in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Junior Ranger Program.
May 9 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 9 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 9 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 10 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 16 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 16 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 16 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 17 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 23 End Date

Youth Angler Day

For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 23 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
May 23 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 23 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 23 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 24 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 30 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.
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 30 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 30 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 30 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 31 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)

June 2015

Jun 4 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 11 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 18 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 20 End Date

Father's Day Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make a special gift for Father's Day!
Jun 25 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 27 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?

July 2015

Jul 2 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the 4th of July the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 9 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 16 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 23 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.

September 2015

Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 19 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 20 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.

October 2015

Oct 17 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 17 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day at Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranch Heritage is an annual free, fun, family event with chuck wagon cooking, horse-drawn covered wagon, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, frontier days activities including branding, horseshoeing, weaving, fence building and apple peeling.
Oct 18 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 24 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.

November 2015

Nov 28 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.

December 2015

Dec 20 End Date

46th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.

October 2016

Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!

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