Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

September 2018

Sep 23 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Sep 23 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Learn about the animal that people love to hate and why they’re so important to the ecosystem.
Sep 24 End Date

"Harvest Moon" Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
THIS HIKE REQUIRES REGISTRATION. For thousands of years, humans have relied on the Harvest Moon to guide the timing of their crop harvest. This month you'll have a chance to experience Palo Duro Canyon under the light of this historic moon.
Sep 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!
Sep 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Meet at the Interpretive Center to walk an adoptable dog from the local Grand Companions animal shelter. Give these dogs a great experience while maybe making a forever four-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes and bring WATER! This program lasts about one hour.
Sep 27 End Date

Tram Tour

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Fall Hawk Watch!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us while we count the migratory raptors from on top of the tower!
Sep 28 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.
Sep 28 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 28 End Date

Homeschool Days

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

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 28 End Date

Spider Walk

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

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, one-hour easy trail walk.
Sep 29 End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake!
Sep 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Tyler State Park
Look to the skies during peak hawk migration.
Sep 29 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Sep 29 End Date

Bag Some Bugs - Critter Catch and Release!

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 29 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Guided Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail.
Sep 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 29 End Date

Ask A Ranger Broadcast

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

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Sep 29 End Date

Skulls, Scat, and Tracks

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

Rise and Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a hike on the Resaca Vieja Trail while stopping to observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Sep 29 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

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

Insect Safari

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

Monarch Madness!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Sep 29 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 29 End Date

All about Frogs

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

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the park interpreter at the Visitor Center to learn the amazing history of the people who built Palo Duro Canyon, then take an optional hike through one of their historic campgrounds.
Sep 29 End Date

Native American Games

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

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
Sep 29 End Date
Sep 29 End Date

Critters of East Texas

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

Beach Paint Party!

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger at the Main Track Site for a brief look into the past to discover what dinosaurs used to live in the area and look at the history of the park.
Sep 29 End Date

Leave Only Tracks

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn about Leave No Trace Principles and make your own track mold.
Sep 29 End Date

Savages or Survivors..?

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

Junior Ranger

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

BATS!

Fort Parker State Park
Are BATS really the notorious, secretive creatures their sinister reputations make them out to be? Fort Parker is home to several species of bats. Come join us and learn the thrilling truths about these mysterious predators of the night!
Sep 29 End Date

Paleos of the Panhandle

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
10,000 years ago, an ancient people hunted bison in what is now Caprock Canyons. Join us to learn more about their story!
Sep 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger with the National Park Service.
Sep 30 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's put our sombreros on and hike up Ranger Peak!
Sep 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!
Sep 30 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!
Sep 30 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 30 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.

October 2018

Oct 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!
Oct 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Home School Field Trip Day!

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 5 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 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!
Oct 6 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 6 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 6 End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Bonham State Park
Come meet with the park rangers.
Oct 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

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

Edible Insect Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 6 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 6 End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 6 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult kayak tour at sunset, RSVPs only.
Oct 6 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 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!
Oct 7 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 7 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 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!
Oct 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 12 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Oct 12 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 13 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Oct 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!
Oct 13 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 13 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 13 End Date

Fossils and Such

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Oct 13 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

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

Pond Dipping

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

Geocaching 101

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 13 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 13 End Date

Backyard Birding

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Woodpeckers!

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

Mighty Monarchs

Copper Breaks State Park
Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico and how you can help this amazing creature in its journey.
Oct 13 End Date

Snakes: Friend or Foe?

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Snakes! Love them? Hate them? Come find out more about some of the snakes that call Texas home.
Oct 13 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger with the National Park Service.
Oct 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!
Oct 14 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 14 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Oct 14 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Oct 14 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 15 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Oct 15 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Oct 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!
Oct 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 19 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 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!
Oct 20 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 20 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Kids' Wilderness Survival

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

Knotty-time for Kids

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 20 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 21 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 21 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Oct 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!
Oct 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 26 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 26 End Date

Full Moon Paddle Tour

Galveston Island State Park
Adult RSVPs only.
Oct 26 End Date

Stories in the Stars (8PM)

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

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 27 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 27 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Harvest Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Join the Mother Neff State Park and friends for a day of fun in the park.
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Are those creepy crawlers really that creepy? Come and find out!
Oct 27 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 27 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 27 End Date

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
Oct 27 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 28 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 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!
Oct 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

November 2018

Nov 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 2 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 2 End Date

Stories in the Stars

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

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 3 End Date

Permian Period Tracks Hike

San Angelo State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to San Angelo State Park's Permian period tracks and learn about the tracks.
Nov 3 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

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

Bison and Longhorn Tour

San Angelo State Park
Join a ranger for an up-close look at San Angelo State Park’s bison herd and a portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd.
Nov 3 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 3 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 3 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

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

Knotty-time for Kids

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

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 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!
Nov 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 9 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 9 End Date

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

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

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 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!
Nov 10 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 10 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

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

Geocaching 101

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

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 10 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 10 End Date

Lakeshore Hike

Tyler State Park
Autumn Edition
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

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 11 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 11 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 11 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Nov 12 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 12 End Date

Ranger Snake Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the world of snakes while hiking with a Ranger.
Nov 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!
Nov 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 16 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 17 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 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!
Nov 17 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 17 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 17 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 17 End Date

Fall Foliage Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the beautiful seasonal colors of fall in the park!
Nov 17 End Date

Winter Survival

Tyler State Park
Be prepared for winter weather.
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

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 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!
Nov 23 End Date

11th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Get away from the shopping madness with a serene visit to the woods.
Nov 23 End Date

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Nov 23 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 23 End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
Beautiful views on this 2 mile walk.
Nov 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!
Nov 24 End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
A morning woodland walk.
Nov 24 End Date

Geocaching 101 (9AM)

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be!
Nov 24 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 24 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Just how would a sasquatch survive the wild?
Nov 24 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 24 End Date

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
Nov 24 End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Nov 24 End Date

Ranger Campfire Story Time

Tyler State Park
Epic Caddo Legends
Nov 24 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger with the National Park Service.
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

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 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!
Nov 30 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

December 2018

Dec 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!
Dec 1 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 1 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 1 End Date

Navigation Revelation: Map and Compass

Tyler State Park
What do you do when your GPS batteries die?
Dec 1 End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Dec 1 End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
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

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Dec 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!
Dec 7 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 7 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Dec 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!
Dec 8 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Dec 8 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 8 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
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 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!
Dec 15 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Dec 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!
Dec 15 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

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

Taking Care of Winter Birds

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Gone To Texas: Settling Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy a trip through Texas history where we will discuss Austin's Colony and how the people of Texas carried on with their lives and the operations of running the colony in the 1800s.
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!

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.