Calendar of Events

Wildlife Viewing

July 2018

Jul 17 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Experience superlative wildlife and landscape viewing on a very approachable hiking experience!
Jul 20 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Jul 20 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jul 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird Walk

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Jul 21 End Date

Island Survivor

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

Bat Hike - 6:45 PM - SOLD OUT

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

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

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

Bats! Texas's Billion Dollar Aerialists

Tyler State Park
Discover those amazing flying mammals.
Jul 22 End Date

Guided Hike with Park Guides

San Angelo State Park
Meet at the playground to join park guides on a hike of Strawberry Trail, with a informative stop at the Wildlife Viewing Area.
Jul 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Jul 27 End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

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

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Jul 27 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

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

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Jul 27 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Jul 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Jul 28 End Date

Island Survivor

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

What Lies Beneath - Aquatic Animals of MTSP

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

Junior Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge exploring with their families and a Park Naturalist.
Jul 28 End Date

Sunset Paddle

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

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset beach hike and storytelling fun.
Jul 29 End Date

Guided Hike with Park Guides

San Angelo State Park
Meet at the playground to join park guides on a hike of Strawberry Trail, with a informative stop at the Wildlife Viewing Area.
Jul 29 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jul 29 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

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

August 2018

Aug 1 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see Nature's beauty in a new way.
Aug 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Aug 5 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Learn to see Nature's beauty in a new way.
Aug 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

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

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 11 End Date

Birding 101

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Village Creek State Park Photo Contest & Show

Village Creek State Park
The Annual Village Creek State Park Photo Contest and Show, sponsored by the park Volunteer Association is almost here! Photos that capture the smallest details, grand vistas, the wonder in everyday objects, the unusual and unique, lucky shots, and careful studies - all will be represented in the photos at the show. Please join us Saturday, August 11, to view the beautiful and inspiring photography from some of our local, very talented photographers on display inside the Nature Center.
Aug 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Aug 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Aug 11 End Date

Bat Hike - 6:30 PM

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Aug 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Snakes of Central Texas

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Aug 19 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Aug 24 End Date

Bat Tour

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

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Aug 31 End Date

Bat Tour

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

Night Hike

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

September 2018

Sep 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 2 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Sep 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 9 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Sep 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 16 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Sep 22 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 23 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Sep 28 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 30 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.

October 2018

Oct 6 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 7 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 13 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/13/2018

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where you will see several remnant sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and the Seminole Watering Hole, a historic stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Oct 13 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 14 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 20 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 21 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Oct 27 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 28 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.

November 2018

Nov 3 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/03/2018

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Nov 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 4 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 11 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 18 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 12/01/2018

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Dec 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop

February 2019

Feb 2 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 02/02/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Feb 2 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 02/02/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Feb 24 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 02/24/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.

March 2019

Mar 16 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/16/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Mar 30 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/30/2018

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.

April 2019

Apr 13 End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 04/13/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.