Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

August 2017

Aug 23 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 23 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Aug 23 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!
Aug 24 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 24 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

Mid-Morning Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park trails with a naturalist.
Aug 24 End Date

Tram Tours

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a park naturalist and explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 24 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Aug 24 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Aug 25 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day use beach to get some answers!
Aug 25 End Date

Mammal Mania

Guadalupe River State Park
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

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 25 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 25 End Date

Looking for Dragons!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger as we search for the creatures of myth that live in the park!
Aug 25 End Date

Aquatic Exploration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Uncover a world of life in our waters.
Aug 25 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 required.
Aug 25 End Date

Night Hike

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

Owl Prowl

Lockhart State Park
Whooo lives in Lockhart State Park?
Aug 25 End Date

Welcome Circle

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park under a big oak tree !
Aug 25 End Date

Owl Prowl

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about the who's whoooo of the night!
Aug 25 End Date

Owl Prowl (930PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn all about the who's whooooo of the night!
Aug 26 End Date

Monthly Bird Walk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to search for and identify some of our feathered friends!
Aug 26 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 26 End Date

Tracks, Scat and What's That?

Bonham State Park
Join us and learn how to spot clues that animals have been around.
Aug 26 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to be a modern day pirate!
Aug 26 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
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

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Aug 26 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Aug 26 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Aug 26 End Date

Bird Beaks and More!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come visit the bird blind and we will examine one of a bird's most important tools-HIS BEAK! We will finish off this activity by building your own bird with its own adaptations to take home if you would like. As a bonus, we might even get visits from feathered friends at the blind while we do our activities!
Aug 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.
Aug 26 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 26 End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Post oak savannah
Aug 26 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 26 End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 26 End Date

Nature Journaling (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Aug 26 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.
Aug 26 End Date

Scat and Tracks

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out the poo poo platter at the nature center and make an animal track booklet!
Aug 26 End Date

Underwater Discovery Program

Daingerfield State Park
Join a ranger to see what's living in Lake Daingerfield!
Aug 26 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Aug 26 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Aug 26 End Date

Bison, Bison, Bison!

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! Did you know that the full scientific name of the Southern Plains Bison is simply Bison bison bison? Join us for this program and then impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of the largest land animal in North America!
Aug 26 End Date

Survival Kits 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the “ins and outs” of survival kits in this one hour class.
Aug 26 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More! - 2 pm

South Llano River State Park
Come see and touch animal furs and skulls!
Aug 26 End Date

Tram Tours

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a park naturalist and explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 26 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who made those tracks?
Aug 26 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 26 End Date

Are You Curious?

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

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 26 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 27 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak!
Aug 27 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
A guided walk showcasing South Texas specialty birds such as Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, and Great Kiskadee.
Aug 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!
Aug 27 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 27 End Date

What's all the Buzz About?

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the wonders of bees.
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Program

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

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Aug 27 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Aug 27 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
See what birding is all about!
Aug 27 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 27 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Aug 27 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 27 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Aug 27 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Aug 27 End Date

What's Under There?

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Aug 27 End Date

Tram Tours

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a park naturalist and explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 30 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 30 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Aug 30 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!
Aug 31 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 31 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 31 End Date

Mid-Morning Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park trails with a naturalist.
Aug 31 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 31 End Date

Tram Tours

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a park naturalist and explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 31 End Date

Are You Curious?

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

September 2017

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

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 1 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

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

Hike Around the Lake

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on a morning hike around the lake!
Sep 2 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 2 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Sep 2 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 2 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 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.
Sep 2 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a walk with us in the canyons.
Sep 2 End Date

Pond Dipping (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What lives beneath the waters of Big Cypress Bayou?
Sep 2 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

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

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Sep 2 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More! - 2 pm

South Llano River State Park
Come see and touch animal furs and skulls!
Sep 2 End Date

Park Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A guided vehicle tour through the park.
Sep 2 End Date

"Lost" in the Forest Hike

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Sep 2 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 2 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 2 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.
Sep 2 End Date

The Park after Dark: Night Sounds

Bonham State Park
What goes Bump in the Night?
Sep 2 End Date

To the Moon and Beyond...

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join us for an evening hike followed by star- and moon gazing! "I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver. Like gilded bees the stars cluster round her." -Oscar Wilde
Sep 2 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The whole story of the official bison herd of the state of Texas!
Sep 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!
Sep 3 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 3 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 3 End Date

Caddo Lake: Created By Nature, Controlled By Man (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Did you know that Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas? Find out how it was formed!
Sep 3 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 3 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Sep 3 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Sep 3 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 6 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.
Sep 6 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Sep 6 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 6 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 6 End Date

Homeschool: Adaptation

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 7 End Date

Homeschool: Adaptation

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

Are You Curious?

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

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

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 8 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Sep 9 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 9 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

All ages and abilities are welcome! Drop in any time between 9:30 and 11:30am.
Sep 9 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 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.
Sep 9 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everyone is a Birder!
Sep 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

More Than Meets the Eye

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

Does This Stream Need a Doctor?

Tyler State Park
Amphibians and insects as indicators
Sep 9 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 9 End Date

The Lorax - Read with a Ranger!

Buescher State Park
Meet Ranger Kristen in the Amphitheater for story time!
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 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!
Sep 10 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 10 End Date

Nature Program

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

Junior Ranger Day: Roadrunners!

Can Roadrunners really run faster than coyotes? Find out in this Jr Ranger program.
Sep 10 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 13 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.
Sep 13 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Sep 13 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 13 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 14 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 14 End Date

Are You Curious?

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

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

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Sep 16 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 16 End Date

Early Birder Gets the Worm - Intro to Birding Hike

Bastrop State Park
Learn how to go birding with a Ranger!
Sep 16 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 16 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 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.
Sep 16 End Date

Spider Assassins

Buescher State Park
Mud daubers. You see them everywhere. They freak you out. Come learn how they may just be your new favorite ally!
Sep 16 End Date

Geocaching Workshop

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn about this modern day treasure hunt and join all the fun!
Sep 16 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

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

Underwater Discovery Program

Daingerfield State Park
Join a ranger to see what's living in Lake Daingerfield!
Sep 16 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 16 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Sep 16 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 16 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 16 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
Sep 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!
Sep 17 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 17 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 17 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 17 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Sep 20 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.
Sep 20 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Sep 20 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 20 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 21 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 21 End Date

Are You Curious?

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

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

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Sep 22 End Date

Star Party!

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at Lake Buescher to view the night sky!
Sep 23 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 23 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 23 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 23 End Date

Bird Beaks and More!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come visit the bird blind and we will examine one of a bird's most important tools-HIS BEAK! We will finish off this activity by building your own bird with its own adaptations to take home if you would like. As a bonus, we might even get visits from feathered friends at the blind while we do our activities!
Sep 23 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 23 End Date

Turtle Talk & Crafts

Daingerfield State Park
Do you like turtles? Come see and learn about a few at the park!
Sep 23 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

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

Nature Journaling (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Sep 23 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
Sep 23 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 23 End Date

Skins, Skulls, & Tracks

Daingerfield State Park
Who calls this park home? Join us to learn about Daingerfield's animal residents.
Sep 23 End Date

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves - Read with a Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen and the Amphitheater for a story hour!
Sep 23 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 23 End Date

Pond Dipping (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What lives beneath the waters of Big Cypress Bayou?
Sep 23 End Date

Knot on my watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 24 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike 1 mile up Ranger Peak!
Sep 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!
Sep 24 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 24 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 24 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
See what birding is all about!
Sep 24 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 27 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Sep 27 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 27 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 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 28 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Sep 28 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

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

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 29 End Date

Creatures of the Night! (Creature Feature: Chimney Swift Bird Viewing)

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Scenic Overlook to see if we can spot any Chimney Swifts!
Sep 29 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 30 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 30 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
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

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 30 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 30 End Date

Rock, Fossil or Artifact?

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Sep 30 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to learn their Bark Ranger Skills! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trail for a short hike down to the river. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Badge to show off! Registration is required for this event. To register, please email: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 30 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 30 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 1 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 4 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 4 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 5 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 5 End Date

Are You Curious?

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Oct 6 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Whomp-whomp! Click-click-click! Join us to learn about our local frogs.
Oct 7 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 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.
Oct 7 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 7 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Oct 7 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 7 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 7 End Date

Pond Dipping (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What lives beneath the waters of Big Cypress Bayou?
Oct 8 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 8 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (11AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Oct 8 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 11 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 11 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 11 End Date

Homeschool: Nature Art

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 12 End Date

Homeschool: Nature Art

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

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 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 14 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 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.
Oct 14 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
See what birding is all about!
Oct 14 End Date

Mock Archaeological Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Celebrating TPWD's Archaeology month
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
Oct 14 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 14 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 14 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike: Fall Edition (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage!
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 15 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 18 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 18 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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Are You Curious?

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

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Creepy Crawlies

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

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

Caddo Lake: Created By Nature, Controlled By Man (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Did you know that Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas? Find out how it was formed!
Oct 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 25 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Are You Curious?

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

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

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

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

Night Hike (8PM)

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Creepy Crawlies

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike (3PM)

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

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

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

November 2017

Nov 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Nov 4 End Date

Foraging for Food

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Nov 5 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Homeschool: History

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Homeschool: History

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Geocaching 101

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

Animals Signs Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Plants Hike

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 15 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 19 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Nov 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Edible Plants Hike

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Edible Plants Hike

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

Full Moon Hike

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 3 End Date

A Simple Christmas Event

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 6 End Date

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

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

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

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

Winter Birding 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Geocaching 101

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

Edible Plants Hike

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 15 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 17 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 30 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 31 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 5 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Jan 6 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 13 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jan 19 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 20 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Winter Birding 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

March 2018

Mar 2 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Mar 24 End Date

Trails Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Hikes, bike rides, caving, music, and more

April 2018

Apr 6 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

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

May 2018

May 4 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

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