Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

June 2018

Jun 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a Park Ranger!

July 2018

Jul 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.
Jul 20 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Learn about the animal that people love to hate and why they’re so important to the ecosystem.
Jul 20 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
A sunset hike for sea turtle conservation.
Jul 20 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jul 20 End Date

Red-crowned Parrot Survey

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Make a scientific contribution by joining the quarterly count of these wild officially-endangered birds, with less than 2000 wild birds remaining!
Jul 20 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and sniff out spiders!
Jul 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!
Jul 21 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.
Jul 21 End Date

Birding 101

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics of birding with us!
Jul 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Lockhart State Park
How many birds can we find and identify around Lockhart State Park? Take a walk with a park ranger and find out! All ages and experience levels welcome.
Jul 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.
Jul 21 End Date

Tracks and Traces Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for morning exploration of the park's wildlife.
Jul 21 End Date

Survival Games

Daingerfield State Park
Do you think you could survive as an animal?
Jul 21 End Date

Hike with a Ranger - Survival Secrets

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a Ranger on a stroll in the pines and learn to view the wilderness around you through the eyes of a survivor!
Jul 21 End Date

Birding for Beginners (9AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the basics of birding!
Jul 21 End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake!
Jul 21 End Date

Nature Program

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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jul 21 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. (Sorry - no program 7/27 and 7/28)
Jul 21 End Date

Snake Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to find out how snakes keep you safe.
Jul 21 End Date

Pond Ecology

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Jul 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Jul 21 End Date

Ssslitherin' Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
Jul 21 End Date

Hiking Safety

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Don't be a bummer, hike safely this summer!
Jul 21 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jul 21 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 21 End Date

A Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Mission Tejas State Park
These young men reshaped our nation and replanted our wilderness, join us in remembering how they lived!
Jul 21 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Garner State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls Garner State Park home?
Jul 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Jul 21 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jul 21 End Date

Magnificent in the Mundane

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Let's take a closer look!
Jul 21 End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Jul 21 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Jul 21 End Date

Event Cancelled for Excessive Heat Warning- Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the forest
Jul 21 End Date

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come learn the inspiring history of the men who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be a half-hour presentation featuring the history of the CCC, followed by a hike down the CCC trail which was used by the enrollees to get to their daily work sites.
Jul 21 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 21 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset beach hike and storytelling fun.
Jul 21 End Date

Bat Hike - 6:45 PM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to view the emerging bats at Gorman Cave.
Jul 21 End Date

Mythbusters: Snakes Edition

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn about 5 myths from our local expert and make your own rattlesnake!
Jul 21 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Jul 21 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing.
Jul 21 End Date

Bats! Texas's Billion Dollar Aerialists

Tyler State Park
Discover those amazing flying mammals.
Jul 21 End Date

Star Party with Amarillo Astronomy Club

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
For thousands of years, people have looked to the night sky to understand our place in the universe. Come out to Palo Duro Canyon to experience the night sky and hear some of the stories that are told in the stars above. The Amarillo Astronomy Club will be on hand with their expertise and their impressive telescopes.
Jul 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!
Jul 22 End Date

Ranger-led Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger and learn all about Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jul 22 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 22 End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jul 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.
Jul 22 End Date

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come learn the inspiring history of the men who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be a half-hour presentation featuring the history of the CCC, followed by a hike down the CCC trail which was used by the enrollees to get to their daily work sites.
Jul 25 End Date

Buggin' out!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come and explore the world of bugs!
Jul 26 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Jul 26 End Date
Jul 26 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon to become junior rangers! They will learn about the park, its resources, and why it is so important to be stewards of our natural places. They will then have the opportunity to participate in a mini service project. When completed, they will earn a custom sleeve patch!
Jul 27 End Date

Morning Yak and Yack!

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Master Naturalist in a kayak and learn about Riverside wildlife!
Jul 27 End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jul 27 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Jul 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.
Jul 27 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
A sunset hike for sea turtle conservation.
Jul 27 End Date

Outdoor Cooking

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your own favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose!
Jul 27 End Date

Junior Rangers: Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Jul 27 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jul 27 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Jul 27 End Date

National Moth Night

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Despite its name this event is worldwide in scope! Come be a part of this new phenomenon: let's look for MOTHS!
Jul 27 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!
Jul 27 End Date

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. All spots for the hike have been claimed. Please check back next month for future full moon hikes. Join park staff for a very special night in Palo Duro Canyon. The moon will be full, and the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in the last 15 years!
Jul 27 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a night hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Jul 27 End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature's night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Jul 27 End Date

Night Hike Safari

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
See the park after dark with a ranger!
Jul 27 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and sniff out spiders!
Jul 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!
Jul 28 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.
Jul 28 End Date

Birding 101

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics of birding with us!
Jul 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.
Jul 28 End Date

Stream Survival Game

McKinney Falls State Park
In the wild, it's eat or be eaten! Test your luck and see if you'd survive in Onion Creek as a crayfish, great blue heron, dragonfly, or largemouth bass.
Jul 28 End Date

Creepy Crawly Bug Safari

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
On the hunt for creepy crawlies!
Jul 28 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Guadalupe River State Park
Jul 28 End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake!
Jul 28 End Date

Nature Program

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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jul 28 End Date

Island Trail Nature Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail. SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JULY 14.
Jul 28 End Date

Building a Survival Shelter - Intro to Bushcraft

Mission Tejas State Park
Primitive shelters are more evolved than you think, and they could save your life!
Jul 28 End Date

Navigation Revelation

Tyler State Park
Map and compass navigation
Jul 28 End Date

Pond Ecology

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Jul 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Jul 28 End Date

Ssslitherin' Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
Jul 28 End Date

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jul 28 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 28 End Date

The Life of a Honey Bee

Lake Livingston State Park
Come to the park store to view our observation hive and learn about the life cycle, care, and importance of European Honey Bees and our other (native) pollinators
Jul 28 End Date

Wildlife Show and Tell

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever felt a bobcat fur? How about held a deer antler?
Jul 28 End Date

Predators of the Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
One of the coolest parts of McKinney Falls State Park is that in some respects it's as wild as it was when Thomas and Anna McKinney moved here in the 1850s. Join a Ranger and discover what kinds of predators still call McKinney Falls home and how we fit in.
Jul 28 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Garner State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls Garner State Park home?
Jul 28 End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Frog Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn about the life cycle of a frog through arts & crafts! SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JULY 14.
Jul 28 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for some fun and games the Native American way!
Jul 28 End Date

Solar Arts and Crafts

Lockhart State Park
Join us to explore our nearest star and create sun-powered crafts!
Jul 28 End Date

Nature Journaling

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Like to write? Start your own nature journal!
Jul 28 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Jul 28 End Date

What Lies Beneath - Aquatic Animals of MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Come admire the shadowy strays that swim just beneath the surface!
Jul 28 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Jul 28 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.
Jul 28 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult kayak tour at sunset, RSVPs only.
Jul 28 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset beach hike and storytelling fun.
Jul 28 End Date

Inks Up Close!

Inks Lake State Park
Find the magnificent in the mundane with a tour of Inks through a digital microscope!
Jul 28 End Date

Park After Dark

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park that never sleeps on a nighttime outdoor adventure!
Jul 28 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn all about the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Jul 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!
Jul 29 End Date

Ranger-led Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger and learn all about Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jul 29 End Date

Nature Program

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

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jul 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.
Jul 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.

August 2018

Aug 1 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see Nature's beauty in a new way.
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Aug 2 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Aug 2 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 3 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
A sunset hike for sea turtle conservation.
Aug 3 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 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!
Aug 4 End Date

Plogging!

Galveston Island State Park
Picking up plastics and jogging for fitness on the beach.
Aug 4 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.
Aug 4 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.
Aug 4 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 4 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 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.
Aug 4 End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour through the park with a ranger! Space is limited so reservations are required.
Aug 4 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Garner State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls Garner State Park home?
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Aug 4 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Aug 4 End Date

Venue for Vultures

Copper Breaks State Park
Did you know a group of vultures is called a venue?
Aug 4 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 4 End Date

Nighttime Narratives

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A History of Caprock Canyons State Park Through Stories
Aug 4 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Aug 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!
Aug 5 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 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.
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see Nature's beauty in a new way.
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Aug 9 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Aug 9 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 10 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 10 End Date

Canyon Wildlife Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon isn't just a fun place to spend time in nature. It is also home to many different animals! Join the park interpreter to learn about some of the wildlife that calls this place home.
Aug 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
A sunset hike for sea turtle conservation.
Aug 10 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 10 End Date

Outdoor Cooking

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your own favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose!
Aug 10 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 10 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Copper Breaks State Park
Find out what you can expect to hear that night!
Aug 10 End Date

Star Party

For thousands of years, humans have looked to the sky to understand the universe around them. Help us continue in this ancient tradition as we gaze at the stars and learn some of the stories they tell.
Aug 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!
Aug 11 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.
Aug 11 End Date

Birding 101

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics of birding with us!
Aug 11 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.
Aug 11 End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Aug 11 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 11 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 11 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 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.
Aug 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Aug 11 End Date

Caprock Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Play a game, win a prize, and learn about the park all at the same time!
Aug 11 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Aug 11 End Date

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come learn the inspiring history of the men who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be a half-hour presentation featuring the history and pictures of the CCC structures in the park, followed by a hike down the CCC trail.
Aug 11 End Date

Ice Cream, You Scream, We Scream for Copper Breaks

Copper Breaks State Park
Homemade ice cream and the good ol days!
Aug 11 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 11 End Date

Bat Hike - 6:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to view the emerging bats at Gorman Cave.
Aug 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!
Aug 12 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 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.
Aug 12 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Aug 16 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Aug 16 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
A sunset hike for sea turtle conservation.
Aug 17 End Date

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come learn the inspiring history of the men who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Civilian Conservation Corps. A short presentation will be followed by a hike down the CCC trail.
Aug 17 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 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!
Aug 18 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.
Aug 18 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.
Aug 18 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 18 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 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.
Aug 18 End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour through the park with a ranger! Space is limited so reservations are required.
Aug 18 End Date

Snakes of Central Texas

Lockhart State Park
Join us to meet some slithering locals!
Aug 18 End Date

Take Aim with Atlatls

Copper Breaks State Park
Give prehistoric hunting a try!
Aug 18 End Date

Geocaching 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn about this modern day treasure hunt and join all the fun!
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Aug 18 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! Go "batty" with us as we learn all about bats!
Aug 18 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Aug 18 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Aug 18 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn all about the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Aug 18 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.
Aug 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!
Aug 19 End Date

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided 3-mile bicycle tour to enjoy the wildlife found at our park while increasing your fitness. All skill levels are welcome. Your own bicycle is recommended, but rentals available.
Aug 19 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 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.
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Aug 22 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Find out how your ancestors hunted for food, and then learn to use their hunting tools for yourself!
Aug 23 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Aug 23 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 24 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Aug 24 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 24 End Date

Outdoor Cooking

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your own favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose!
Aug 24 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 24 End Date

The Battle of Plum Creek

Lockhart State Park
Join us to hear this exciting (and true) "Cowboys vs. Indians" tale!
Aug 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!
Aug 25 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.
Aug 25 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.
Aug 25 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 25 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 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.
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to earn their Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Aug 25 End Date

Caprock Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Play a game, win a prize, and learn about the park all at the same time!
Aug 25 End Date

Geology Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the park interpreter to learn about the geology of Palo Duro Canyon on this combination walking and driving tour.
Aug 25 End Date

Campfire 101 - Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun evening of campfire instruction and s'mores!
Aug 25 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!
Aug 25 End Date

Birding 101

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics of birding with us!
Aug 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!
Aug 26 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 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.
Aug 26 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Aug 26 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join the Franklin Mountains State Park Rangers exploring the vibrant night-life of the park by full moon.
Aug 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Aug 30 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Aug 31 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.
Aug 31 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.
Aug 31 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 31 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!

September 2018

Sep 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!
Sep 1 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 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 1 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 1 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 1 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Sep 2 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 5 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Sep 6 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Sep 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 8 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 8 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Sep 9 End Date

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided 3-mile bicycle tour to enjoy the wildlife found at our park while increasing your fitness. All skill levels are welcome. Your own bicycle is recommended, but rentals available.
Sep 9 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 12 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Sep 13 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Sep 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 15 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 15 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 15 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Sep 16 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 19 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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
Sep 20 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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Sep 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.
Sep 21 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 22 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 22 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 22 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 22 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 22 End Date

Seed Stomp at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us for our annual Seed Stomp!
Sep 22 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Sep 23 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
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

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

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 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

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

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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Sep 30 End Date

Nature Program

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

October 2018

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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Oct 6 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Oct 14 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Oct 21 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Oct 28 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)

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 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

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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
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! (Sorry - no program 7/25)
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 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! (Sorry - no program 7/28)
Nov 24 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 22 End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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