Calendar of Events

Wheelchair-friendly

January 2020

Jan 17
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 18
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 18
9:00a
End Date

Ancient Hunting

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Test your skills with an ancient weapon; the atlatl.
Jan 18
10:00a
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jan 18
10:00a
End Date

Catching Rainbows- Family Trout Fishing

Tyler State Park
The rainbows have arrived!
Jan 18
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of fishing with this kid friendly activity.
Jan 18
3:00p
End Date

En Plein Air - Watercolor Painting!

Buescher State Park
Have a relaxing time by the lake as you paint a souvenir of your fun time in the park to take with you into the new year!
Jan 18
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Jan 19
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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 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 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 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
10:00a
End Date

Mission Rosario History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See the ruins of Mission Rosario and learn about its history on a Ranger-led tour of this unique site.
Jan 25
2:00p
End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Jan 25
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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 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 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.

February 2020

Feb 1
8:30a
End Date

CCC Camp

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
The 1930's come to life as demonstrators eat, dress, and sleep just as they would if they'd been camping during the era of the Civilian Conservation Corp. With gear from camp stoves and tents to motorcycles and clothing, this functional campsite will take you back almost 100 years!
Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Feb 1
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
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
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Feb 8
10:00a
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 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

Fire Building and More

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn how to build a fire and light it using a fire striker, then reward yourself with a roasted marshmallow or s'more!
Feb 8
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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
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
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park - Valentine's Day Edition

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Feb 9
3:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of fishing with this kid friendly activity.
Feb 9
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Feb 14
2:00p
End Date

Treats for Tweets

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Spread the love this Valentine's Day to your feathered friends making pine cone bird feeders!
Feb 14
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Feb 15
10:00a
End Date

Mission Rosario History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See the ruins of Mission Rosario and learn about its history on a Ranger-led tour of this unique site.
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Intro to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Feb 15
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Birds/Citizen Science

Tyler State Park
Helping birds and helping scientists.
Feb 15
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Feb 22
10:00a
End Date

Treats for Tweets

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join a Ranger at El Camino Real Visitors Center as we make pine cone bird feeders.
Feb 23
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Feb 29
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.

March 2020

Mar 1
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Mar 7
9:00a
End Date

Ancient Hunting

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Test your skills with an ancient weapon; the atlatl.
Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Mar 7
3:30p
End Date

Mission Rosario History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See the ruins of Mission Rosario and learn about its history on a Ranger-led tour of this unique site.
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
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

The Boys in Green: The Civilian Conservation Corps

Tyler State Park
Who were the CCC?
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture : Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 14
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
Mar 15
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.
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
11:00a
End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Mar 20
10:00a
End Date

The Boys in Green: The Civilian Conservation Corps

Tyler State Park
Who were the CCC?
Mar 20
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture : Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 21
3:30p
End Date

Mission Rosario History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See the ruins of Mission Rosario and learn about its history on a Ranger-led tour of this unique site.
Mar 22
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 22
3:15p
End Date

Keeper's Cottage Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center as a ranger presents the fascinating story of this beautiful building.

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
End Date

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!

October 2020

Oct 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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