Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

January 2020

Jan 18
10:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger: The Daily Grind

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
The "daily grind" has been part of human life for a long long time. Discover how it was done many years ago!
Jan 18
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 18
5:00p
End Date

CANCELLED Garner State Park Through the Years

Garner State Park
Ever wondered how Garner SP was built?
Jan 19
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 19
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 19
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join a ranger on a 1-mile hike as we look high and low for birds, including some South Texas specialties!
Jan 19
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Put your skills to the test on this wildlife-themed scavenger hunt!
Jan 19
10:00a
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?
Jan 19
11:00a
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Jan 19
11:30a
End Date

Alligators in the Wild

Brazos Bend State Park
Meet at Observation Tower on 40 Acre Lake to learn more about the life of the American Alligator.
Jan 19
1:00p
End Date

Pond Life Program

Brazos Bend State Park
Meet at the intersection of the Elm Lake trail and Spillway trail to discover what animals make up the bottom of the food chain in the swamp.
Jan 19
2:00p
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.
Jan 19
2:00p
End Date

Birds of a Feather

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out what kinds of birds live at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jan 19
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 19
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 19
3:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Jan 21
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 22
2:00p
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.
Jan 23
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 23
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 23
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 23
7:00p
End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A two-hour hike at night, led by knowledgeable rangers. You've seen the park in the daytime, now see it at night!
Jan 24
7:30a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Lapping waves, salt air, and conversation with a ranger over morning coffee!
Jan 24
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 24
10:00a
End Date

10 am Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Jan 24
10:00a
End Date

Pre-K in the Park

South Llano River State Park
Bring the little ones (ages 3-5) and explore the great outdoors!
Jan 24
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 24
2:00p
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!
Jan 24
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Jan 25 End Date

29th Annual Trout Clinic

Fort Parker State Park
The Annual Trout Clinic introduces children and youth to the fun of fishing! Come help catch the 1,000 fresh, colorful rainbow trout in our Lake Springfield!
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With Rangers

Cleburne State Park
Join us for campfire coffee and questions with rangers.
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a ranger for hot coffee and conversation.
Jan 25
9:00a
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.
Jan 25
10:00a
End Date

10 am Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Jan 25
10:00a
End Date

Archery in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn how to shoot!
Jan 25
10:00a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Have you heard about geocaching? No? This program is for you, then!
Jan 25
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl in the Morning

Blanco State Park
Prehistoric spear throwing. Come see primitive hunting techniques, and physics in motion!
Jan 25
11:00a
End Date

A Year of Nature Journaling

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Let's make 2020 even more epic by keeping a year-long nature journal!
Jan 25
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Jan 25
1:00p
End Date

Hike Through January

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on an afternoon hike around the lake!
Jan 25
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Try your hand at throwing a prehistoric weapon
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Bring the little ones out for nature-themed story time!
Jan 25
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 25
3:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Jan 25
4:00p
End Date

Evening Bayside Exploration Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Crabs, birds, fish, Oh my! You haven't experienced the whole island if you've never explored the bayside...
Jan 25
4:00p
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Jan 25
5:30p
End Date

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Tyler State Park
Discover Tyler State Park's 4 owl species.
Jan 25
6:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See the creatures that creep, crawl, and call in the night!
Jan 25
7:00p
End Date

Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Jan 25
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Starhop across the winter sky.
Jan 25
7:30p
End Date

Winter Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the Winter Sky in this special stargazing event!
Jan 26
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 26
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 26
9:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Jan 26
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Put your skills to the test on this wildlife-themed scavenger hunt!
Jan 26
10:00a
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?
Jan 26
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Jan 26
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 26
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 26
12:00p
End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Not much time? Join us for a short hike!
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Jan 26
2:00p
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.
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Birds of a Feather

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out what kinds of birds live at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Disc Golf with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Play a round of disc golf!
Jan 28
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jan 29
2:00p
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.
Jan 30
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 30
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 30
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 31
7:00a
End Date

Birding Field Trip --Harlingen and South Padre Island

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Our birding program leaves the Park itself in a 15-passenger van, with a birding guide, a driver, and the pleasure of birding the Valley.
Jan 31
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 31
10:00a
End Date

10 am Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Jan 31
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 31
2:00p
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!
Jan 31
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 31
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!

February 2020

Feb 1
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With Rangers

Cleburne State Park
Join us for campfire coffee and questions with rangers.
Feb 1
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 1
9:00a
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.
Feb 1
9:00a
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Feb 1
9:30a
End Date

Height Hike – Tallest Trees in Tejas

Mission Tejas State Park
Finally answering: Hey Ranger, how tall is that pine tree?!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Learn about the RX Burn

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn more about prescribed fire!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Track & Scat Bingo Hike

Lockhart State Park
Who pooped in the park? Join us to find out and play a fun game of bingo on the trails!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Campsite Detectives

Garner State Park
Calling all current and future Junior Rangers: we need your help educating our visitors about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles!!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Feb 1
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Feb 1
1:30p
End Date

Primitive Fire ― History in Action

Mission Tejas State Park
Where there’s smoke there’s fire? If only that were true!
Feb 1
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Feb 1
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 1
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birding

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Feb 1
2:00p
End Date

Backcountry Hike Series

Tyler State Park
Don't give up on that New Year's resolution.
Feb 1
2:00p
End Date

Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to navigate like a pirate and hunt for hidden booty! ARRR!
Feb 1
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 1
3:00p
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Feb 1
4:00p
End Date

Field Journaling ― Record Your Adventure!

Mission Tejas State Park
Make your hikes more meaningful one word, sketch, or sight at a time.
Feb 1
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a 1,000-yard walk through a scale model of the solar system.
Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Feb 2
7:30a
End Date

Women Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's go up and over!
Feb 2
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 2
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with the Birds

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Wake up with the birds as you relax with a Ranger for a morning of leisurely bird watching.
Feb 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 2
1:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Feb 2
2:00p
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.
Feb 2
2:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 2
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 5
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 5
2:00p
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.
Feb 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 6
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 6
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 7
10:00a
End Date

Winter Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Feb 7
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 7
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Feb 8
7:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Festival 2020

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Check out the Bird Fest's info-packed agenda!
Feb 8
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With Rangers

Cleburne State Park
Join us for campfire coffee and questions with rangers.
Feb 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 8
9:00a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a Ranger at Amphitheater for Coffee and Conversation.
Feb 8
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Feb 8
10:00a
End Date

Archery in the Park aka Cupid Practice

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn how to shoot!
Feb 8
11:00a
End Date

Cast Iron Cooking

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn to cook delicious food outdoors using a Dutch Oven!
Feb 8
1:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Feb 8
1:00p
End Date

Archery in the Park aka Cupid Practice

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn archery basics!
Feb 8
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Feb 8
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Feb 8
2:00p
End Date

Geocache 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start Geocaching!
Feb 8
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn how to keep a nature journal.
Feb 8
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 8
3:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Feb 8
6:00p
End Date

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Tyler State Park
Discover the 4 owls species of Tyler State Park
Feb 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Many Uses of Yucca

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Yuccas and agaves were utilized by Native Americans in many surprising and fascinating ways. Learn how these amazing plants helped native people survive the harsh South Texas plains.
Feb 9
2:00p
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.
Feb 9
2:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 9
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 9
3:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of fishing with this kid friendly activity.
Feb 12
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 12
2:00p
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.
Feb 13
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 13
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 14
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 15
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count!
Feb 15
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With Rangers

Cleburne State Park
Join us for campfire coffee and questions with rangers.
Feb 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 15
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Feb 15
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Let's bake up something sweet!
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Intro to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Feb 15
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Feb 15
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

2 pm Guided Eagle Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hike with a Master Naturalist to Eagle Point for a chance to view nesting Bald Eagles!
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Birds/Citizen Science

Tyler State Park
Helping birds and helping scientists.
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

10 Essentials

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Do you know the ten essentials for camping and hiking?
Feb 15
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 15
3:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Feb 15
5:30p
End Date

Wild in Love

Lockhart State Park
Bring your spouse or significant other to play a love and marriage game in the park!
Feb 15
5:30p
End Date

Star Party

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Feb 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 16
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join a ranger on a 1-mile hike as we look high and low for birds, including some South Texas specialties!
Feb 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 16
2:00p
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Feb 16
2:00p
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.
Feb 16
2:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 16
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 19
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 19
2:00p
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.
Feb 20
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 20
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 21
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Feb 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 22
9:00a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a Ranger for Coffee and Conversation.
Feb 22
9:00a
End Date

Forest Bathing: Meditation Walk

Lockhart State Park
Immerse yourself in nature to de-stress and improve your well-being.
Feb 22
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Feb 22
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl Battle

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
So over the holiday or interested in becoming a prehistoric hunter?
Feb 22
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Feb 22
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Feb 22
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Feb 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 22
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 22
3:30p
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Feb 22
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Feb 22
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Feb 23
7:30a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Up and over it is!
Feb 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 23
2:00p
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.
Feb 23
2:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 23
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 26
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 26
2:00p
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.
Feb 27
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 27
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 28
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Annual Kid Fish Day

Fort Boggy State Park
Set your hook into a fun day at Fort Boggy State Park!
Feb 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Feb 29
9:00a
End Date

1st Annual Leap Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
4 miles, every 4 years!
Feb 29
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Feb 29
10:00a
End Date

Feet, Feathers, and Wings

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's talk feet, feathers, and wings!
Feb 29
10:00a
End Date

A Venue for Vultures

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
These guys could use a little love!
Feb 29
11:00a
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Feb 29
1:00p
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Feb 29
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Feb 29
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Feb 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Feb 29
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Feb 29
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for story time with a ranger!
Feb 29
3:00p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 29
3:00p
End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Feb 29
6:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky: The Moon and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!

March 2020

Mar 1
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 1
2:00p
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.
Mar 1
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 4
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 4
2:00p
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.
Mar 5
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 5
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 6
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 6
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Mar 7
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A guided vehicle tour through the park with a ranger!
Mar 7
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Mar 7
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Mar 7
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 7
2:00p
End Date

Backcountry Hike Series

Tyler State Park
Escape into the forest.
Mar 7
2:00p
End Date

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
There's lots of talk going on in town... the prairie dog town that is!
Mar 7
7:30p
End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park... after dark!
Mar 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 8
9:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Mar 8
2:00p
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.
Mar 8
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 11
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic camp knots every camper needs to know.
Mar 11
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park.
Mar 11
11:00a
End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Mar 11
2:00p
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.
Mar 11
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 11
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Critter Scene Investigations Walk

Tyler State Park
Put on your nature detective’s hat!
Mar 12
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Home Improvement: The Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
The rodent that changes its world
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

The Boys in Green: The Civilian Conservation Corps

Tyler State Park
Who were the CCC?
Mar 13
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture : Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 14
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A guided walk in the canyons.
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Grab a mug and sit down by the lake for a chat with the head ranger.
Mar 14
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Being Buffaloed

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to learn about the American bison instead of being buffaloed by confusion!
Mar 14
2:00p
End Date

Historic Games: Having Fun the Old Fashioned Way

Tyler State Park
Can you come out to play?
Mar 14
3:30p
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Mar 14
7:00p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Mar 14
8:00p
End Date

Mary Ann Goodnight & the Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Mother of the Panhandle, Darling of the Plains A Women's History Month Presentation
Mar 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Mar 15
2:00p
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.
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 17
10:00a
End Date

Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A guided vehicle tour down the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required.
Mar 17
2:00p
End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey, kids! Go "batty" with us as we learn all about bats!
Mar 17
8:00p
End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the many different wildlife "critters" that make their home at Caprock!
Mar 18
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 18
10:00a
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic camp knots every camper needs to know.
Mar 18
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Mar 18
11:00a
End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Mar 18
2:00p
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.
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A hands-on look at the wildlife of Caprock.
Mar 18
7:00p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Mar 18
8:15p
End Date

Bats of the Texas Panhandle

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
"Are all bats hairy, scary things rushing past on muffled wings. Out of caves into the night, on some silent, secret flight? I think not! I think they're great! No matter size or shape or weight. From radio waves to airplane wings. Bats can teach us many things!"
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Critter Scene Investigations Walk

Tyler State Park
Put on your nature detective’s hat!
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us in a guided vehicle tour of the park!
Mar 19
1:30p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 19
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 19
2:00p
End Date

Home Improvement: The Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
The rodent that changes its world
Mar 19
2:00p
End Date

Being Buffaloed

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to learn about the American Bison!
Mar 19
8:15p
End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Mar 20
10:00a
End Date

The Boys in Green: The Civilian Conservation Corps

Tyler State Park
Who were the CCC?
Mar 20
10:00a
End Date

Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A guided vehicle tour down the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required.
Mar 20
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 20
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture : Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 20
2:00p
End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey, kids! Go "batty" with us as we learn all about bats!
Mar 20
7:00p
End Date

Raptors of Central Texas

Lockhart State Park
Join us to meet some local birds of prey!
Mar 20
8:15p
End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the many different wildlife "critters" that make their home at Caprock!
Mar 21
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 21
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Mar 21
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Mar 21
1:30p
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Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Mar 21
2:00p
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Skins & 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!
Mar 21
2:00p
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Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 21
2:00p
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Historic Games: Having Fun the Old Fashioned Way

Tyler State Park
Can you come out to play?
Mar 21
2:00p
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Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get all the "dirt" on these comical critters of the prairie.
Mar 21
8:00p
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Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Mar 21
8:15p
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Mary Ann Goodnight & the Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Mother of the Panhandle, Darling of the Plains A Women's History Month Presentation
Mar 22
8:30a
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World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 22
9:00a
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Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Mar 22
2:00p
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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.
Mar 22
2:00p
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Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 25
2:00p
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.
Mar 26
1:30p
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Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify and learn about interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 26
2:00p
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Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 27
1:30p
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Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Mar 27
8:30p
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The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
"The night's a sea of dappled dark, the night's a feast of sound and spark, the night's a wild, enchanted park!"
Mar 28
8:15a
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Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Mar 28
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 28
10:00a
End Date

Aranama Nature Trail Hike

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the flora, fauna, and history of Goliad State Park on this ranger-led 1/3-mile hike.
Mar 28
10:00a
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Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Mar 28
11:00a
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Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants
Mar 28
1:30p
End Date

Birding Basics

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Basic techniques from field guides to binoculars, especially for newbies!
Mar 28
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Mar 28
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mar 28
2:00p
End Date

Nature Navigation

Tyler State Park
Learn to read nature.
Mar 28
7:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Mar 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Mar 29
2:00p
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.
Mar 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.

April 2020

Apr 2
2:00p
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Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 3
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Apr 4
10:00a
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Coffee with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Grab a mug and sit down by the lake for a chat with the head ranger.
Apr 4
2:00p
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Skins & 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!
Apr 7
10:00a
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Homeschool Class: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 8
2:00p
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Homeschool Class: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 9
10:00a
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Homeschool Class: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 9
2:00p
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Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 11
2:00p
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Skins & 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!
Apr 16
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 18
10:00a
End Date

Butterflies and Wildflowers

Bonham State Park
Learn about the butterflies and wildflowers in the park
Apr 18
2:00p
End Date

Skins & 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!
Apr 18
9:00p
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Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 19
2:00p
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Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Apr 23
2:00p
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Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 24
2:00p
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Apr 25
2:00p
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Skins & 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!
Apr 30
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!

May 2020

May 23
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

June 2020

Jun 20
9:00p
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Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

July 2020

Jul 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

August 2020

Aug 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

September 2020

Sep 12
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 20
10:00a
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Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!

October 2020

Oct 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!