Calendar of Events

Wildlife Viewing

September 2018

Sep 24 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Experience superlative wildlife and landscape viewing on a very approachable hiking experience!
Sep 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!
Sep 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.
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

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 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Tyler State Park
Look to the skies during peak hawk migration.
Sep 29 End Date

Bag Some Bugs - Critter Catch and Release!

Mission Tejas State Park
Bug out with Ranger Jared, the fastest net in the West…
Sep 29 End Date

River Critters - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Sep 29 End Date

Rise and Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a hike on the Resaca Vieja Trail while stopping to observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Sep 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Sep 29 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 29 End Date
Sep 29 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!
Sep 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.
Sep 30 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
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 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 6 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!
Oct 6 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 6 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Oct 6 End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 6 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 6 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult kayak tour at sunset, RSVPs only.
Oct 7 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!
Oct 7 End Date

Bay Exploration

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Oct 13 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
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

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!
Oct 13 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Discover one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation.
Oct 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 13 End Date

Backyard Birding

Tyler State Park
Make your yard into a bird sanctuary!
Oct 13 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 13 End Date

Woodpeckers!

Tyler State Park
Do woodpeckers get headaches?
Oct 14 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!
Oct 14 End Date

Bay Exploration

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 20 End Date

Monarch Walk - 10:30 am

South Llano River State Park
The Monarchs are coming! The Monarchs are coming!
Oct 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!
Oct 21 End Date

Bay Exploration

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Full Moon Paddle Tour

Galveston Island State Park
Adult RSVPs only.
Oct 27 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Oct 27 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Oct 27 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike?
Oct 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!
Oct 28 End Date

Bay Exploration

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

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

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!
Nov 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures.
Nov 3 End Date

Edible Insect Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug,.....on purpose?
Nov 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!
Nov 4 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 7 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!
Nov 10 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 10 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Beach Explorations

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

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Discover one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation.
Nov 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 10 End Date

Lakeshore Hike

Tyler State Park
Autumn Edition
Nov 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!
Nov 11 End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 14 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!
Nov 17 End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters.
Nov 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!
Nov 21 End Date

Turkeys, Turtle Doves and Toucans, Oh My!

Hill Country State Natural Area
It’s almost Turkey Day, so let’s celebrate by learning about our feathered friends!
Nov 23 End Date

11th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Get away from the shopping madness with a serene visit to the woods.
Nov 23 End Date

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Nov 23 End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
Beautiful views on this 2 mile walk.
Nov 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 24 End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
A morning woodland walk.
Nov 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!
Nov 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!

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 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!
Dec 2 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Geocaching 101

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Dec 15 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!
Dec 15 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody’s a Birder!
Dec 15 End Date

Taking Care of Winter Birds

Tyler State Park
Help our feathered friends survive the cold.
Dec 16 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Begin the new year with Nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.

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.