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Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

October 2017

Oct 19 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 19 End Date

Hawks by the 100's

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a naturalist at the Hawk Tower during fall Hawk Watch.
Oct 19 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 19 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 19 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!
Oct 20 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 20 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Oct 20 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 20 End Date

Fall Foliage Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
View the fall foliage down a scenic portion of our Trailway!
Oct 20 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Oct 20 End Date

Star Party

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The stars have stories to tell! Join the park interpreter and local astronomers to hear some of them. Hear the stories told in the heavens above, and have a chance to look through some powerful telescopes at the amazing night sky.
Oct 20 End Date

Star Party!

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at Lake Buescher to view the night sky!
Oct 20 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Oct 21 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 21 End Date

Songbird Mania

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Explore the world of colorful songbirds.
Oct 21 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.
Oct 21 End Date

Fishing Stations

Tyler State Park
Learn a few skills before wetting your line.
Oct 21 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 21 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to make fish prints!
Oct 21 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 21 End Date

Family Fishing

Tyler State Park
Let’s Go Fishing!
Oct 21 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided hike!
Oct 21 End Date

Harvest Heritage Day on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
A day full of fun to celebrate out pioneer past!
Oct 21 End Date

Plant Uses: From Caffeine to Poison Arrows

Lockhart State Park
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more. You may be surprised!
Oct 21 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a ranger any question you may have!
Oct 21 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Cedar Hill State Park
Cast Iron Cooking!
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 21 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" with fun all while learning about bats!
Oct 21 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 21 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 21 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Bastrop State Park
If the zombies came tomorrow, would you be prepared?
Oct 21 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views, RSVPs only.
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 21 End Date

Creatures of the Night 7:00 pm

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore after dark in search of owls, glowing scorpions, spiders, toads and more!
Oct 21 End Date

Haunted Trails

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park invites you to come in costume and explore our half-mile Haunted Trail.
Oct 22 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 22 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 22 End Date
Oct 22 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding Followed by Arts and Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 22 End Date

Invasion of the Butterflies

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
See who's taking to flight at the rock.
Oct 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 23 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 24 End Date

Bentsen on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen’s gardens & trails looking for animal tracks, insects, plants, birds and other critters.
Oct 25 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 25 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 25 End Date

Critters and Constellations

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
See what creepy creatures come out a night and what stars we can see from the park!
Oct 26 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 26 End Date

Hawks by the 100's

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a naturalist at the Hawk Tower during fall Hawk Watch.
Oct 26 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Oct 26 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Oct 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 27 End Date

Butterfly Gardening

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get your hands dirty while learning about butterfly host plants and how to care for a butterfly garden.
Oct 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 27 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Oct 27 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 27 End Date

Awesome Arachnids

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Along came a spider...
Oct 27 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Oct 27 End Date

Sssspooky Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
Oct 27 End Date

Fall Foliage Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
View the fall foliage down a scenic portion of our Trailway!
Oct 27 End Date

Spooky Storytelling

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
What is camping without telling scary stories around the campfire?
Oct 27 End Date

Night Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Oct 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 28 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 28 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Find out how fun birding can be!
Oct 28 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.
Oct 28 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 28 End Date

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Take a shelter dog for a hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 28 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 28 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about the fossils at Eisenhower and then make your own souvenir out of plaster.
Oct 28 End Date

Picnic in the Park with a Ranger

Buescher State Park
Grab your picnic basket and blanket and meet a Ranger on the grassy dam for a picnic lunch!
Oct 28 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a ranger any question you may have!
Oct 28 End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and a costume contest!
Oct 28 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for the creepy, crawly animals that call Caddo Lake home!
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 28 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding followed by arts and crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 28 End Date

Snakes Alive! Live Snake Program!

Buescher State Park
Get an up close and in person experience with some snakes that call the Lost Pines home!
Oct 28 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" with fun all while learning about bats!
Oct 28 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 28 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Oct 28 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Bastrop State Park
If the zombies came tomorrow, would you be prepared?
Oct 28 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
For thousands of years, the atlatl was the main hunting weapon all across the world. If you're not sure what an atlatl is, come learn about this ancient technology and have an opportunity to actually use one yourself.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Will you survive this humorous Zombie Hike?
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 28 End Date

Haunted Trails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Please join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a night of fun, food, games, and haunted hiking trails!
Oct 28 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out on this spooky and informative hike.
Oct 28 End Date

International Observe the Moon Night & Stargazing

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for an evening of moon-gazing and star-finding.
Oct 28 End Date

Scorpions Glow and Spiders Shine

Mother Neff State Park
We'll find some of our favorite arachnids just in time for Halloween.
Oct 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 29 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 29 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 29 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 29 End Date

Invasion of the Butterflies

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
See who's taking to flight at the rock.
Oct 29 End Date

Hiking With a Homeless Dog

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a homeless dog's day!
Oct 29 End Date

Growing Up Wild Afternoons

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Each month we explore a different fun nature concept.
Oct 29 End Date

Furs and Skulls

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 29 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 29 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Oct 29 End Date

Huntsville SP Pumpkin Carving Contest

Huntsville State Park
Halloween-themed family program & Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Oct 29 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 31 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Oct 31 End Date

Bentsen on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen’s gardens & trails looking for animal tracks, insects, plants, birds and other critters.
Oct 31 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 31 End Date

Night Hike with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come explore the dark side of Cooper Lake State Park this Halloween!

November 2017

Nov 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 2 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 3 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Nov 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Nov 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Nov 4 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Nov 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 4 End Date

Songbird Mania

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Explore the world of colorful songbirds.
Nov 4 End Date

Foraging for Food

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Learn about edible plants
Nov 4 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 4 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Nov 4 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the basics of birding!
Nov 4 End Date

Fall Chautauqua Fundraiser

Mother Neff State Park
Join the Mother Neff State Park Association for a day of fun in the park!
Nov 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 4 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 4 End Date

Nature Journaling (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Nov 4 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Nov 4 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Nov 5 End Date

Women's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Women! let's hike together to the top of Ranger Peak!
Nov 5 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 5 End Date

Discover the Other Side of the Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Explore another side of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 5 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 8 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 8 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 8 End Date

Homeschool: History

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Nov 9 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 9 End Date

Homeschool: History

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Nov 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 10 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Nov 10 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Nov 10 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Nov 11 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Nov 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 11 End Date

Women's Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike at Hueco Tanks.
Nov 11 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Nov 11 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 11 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Nov 11 End Date

Introduction to Nature Photography (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the basics of nature photography!
Nov 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Nov 11 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how would a Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Nov 11 End Date

Animals Signs Hike

Bonham State Park
Can you read the signs that the wildlife has left behind?
Nov 11 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Nov 11 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 12 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Day: Yucca, the Desert's Multi-Tool

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
What one plant can be used to make rope, sandals, baskets, soap, and soup? The Yucca, of course!
Nov 12 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 12 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Nov 15 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 15 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Nov 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Nov 17 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (7PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Nov 18 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Nov 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 18 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Find out how fun birding can be!
Nov 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 18 End Date

Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Sign up for this fun and tasty outdoor cooking workshop winter edition!
Nov 18 End Date

Solar Viewing

Atlanta State Park
View the sun up close!
Nov 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Nov 18 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 18 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Nov 19 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 19 End Date

Invasion of the Butterflies

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
See who's taking to flight at the rock.
Nov 19 End Date

Growing Up Wild Afternoons

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Each month we explore a different fun nature concept.
Nov 19 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 22 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 23 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Nov 24 End Date

#OptOutside Paddle Tour

Galveston Island State Park
Skip the shopping and opt outside for a Black Friday kayaking tour.
Nov 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 24 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Nov 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Nov 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Nov 24 End Date

Let's Talk Turkey

Davis Mountains State Park
This Thanksgiving-themed program at the Interpretive Center will entertain you plus you'll be an expert on turkey and you'll even be able to talk like one by the end! This program is great for little and big kids who like to sing and do crafts.
Nov 24 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Nov 25 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Nov 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 25 End Date

Discover the Other Side of the Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Explore another side of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 25 End Date

Geocaching Turkey Style

Inks Lake State Park
We teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching with some fun turkey help.
Nov 25 End Date

Family Paddling

Galveston Island State Park
Bring the family, come prepared, and team up for paddling.
Nov 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Nov 25 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike-Turkey Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Burn all those Thanksgiving Day calories hiking up Ranger Peak!
Nov 26 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 26 End Date

Discover the Other Side of the Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Explore another side of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 26 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 26 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Nov 29 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 30 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 1 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Dec 1 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Dec 2 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 2 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Dec 2 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Dec 3 End Date

Women's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Women! let's hike together to the top of Ranger Peak!
Dec 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 3 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 6 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 6 End Date

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 7 End Date

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 8 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Dec 8 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 8 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Dec 9 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 9 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 9 End Date

Plant Uses: From Caffeine to Poison Arrows

Lockhart State Park
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more. You may be surprised!
Dec 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Dec 9 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Dec 9 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 10 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 10 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 10 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Dec 13 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 15 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Dec 15 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 15 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 15 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Dec 16 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 16 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 16 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 16 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 16 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Dec 16 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Dec 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 17 End Date

Growing Up Wild Afternoons

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Each month we explore a different fun nature concept.
Dec 17 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 19 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 20 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 20 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 21 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 22 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Friday at 10 a.m.
Dec 22 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 22 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 22 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 22 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Dec 23 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 23 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Fish Printing

Galveston Island State Park
Learn basic fish anatomy and create a one-of-a-kind print!
Dec 23 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Dec 23 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 24 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 24 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Dec 27 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 29 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 29 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Dec 29 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Dec 30 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 30 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 30 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 30 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Dec 30 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak!
Dec 31 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 31 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

1st Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's start this new year with the right attitude and the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

New Year Hike

Meridian State Park
How will you start the New Year?
Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
A New Year of treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Blaze a trail and start your new year off on the right foot....or left foot.
Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 5 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 5 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 6 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 6 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Jan 6 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

Women's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Women! let's hike together to the top of Ranger Peak!
Jan 7 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 10 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 12 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 12 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 13 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 13 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jan 13 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Jan 13 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 19 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 19 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 20 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 20 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 20 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Jan 20 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 20 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Jan 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 26 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 27 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Jan 27 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak!
Jan 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 31 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 2 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 2 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Feb 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 3 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Feb 3 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 7 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 9 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 9 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 10 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 14 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 16 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Bay Tower Hike

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

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Feb 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 23 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Feb 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!

March 2018

Mar 2 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 2 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Mar 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 3 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Mar 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 7 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 9 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 10 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 10 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Mar 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 14 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 16 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 23 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 24 End Date

Trails Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Hikes, bike rides, caving, music, and more
Mar 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 30 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 31 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!

April 2018

Apr 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Apr 6 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!

May 2018

May 4 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!