Kids

October 2014

October 3 End Date
Choke Canyon Scavenger Hunt
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham
Ready, Set, Go! Let's race to see who can complete the challenge first and tell the ranger how it relates to the food web.
October 3 End Date
Art in the Park
Mustang Island State Park
October 3 End Date
Backyard Bass
Mustang Island State Park
October 3 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
October 3 End Date
Blanco Bat Count
Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger in counting Mexican free-tailed bats as they fly out of the bat house for the night.
October 4 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
October 4 End Date
Bird in the Hand
Guadalupe River State Park
Meet songbirds nose-to-beak and learn about bird-banding.
October 4 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 4 End Date
Junior Ranger Exploration Time!
Mustang Island State Park
Get started on your way to becoming a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger!
October 4 End Date
Kayaking for Beginners!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn how to kayak!
October 4 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 4 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Buescher State Park
BYOB- Bring Your Own Bait
October 4 End Date
Life on the Jetties
Mustang Island State Park
October 4 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
October 4 End Date
Animals and Tracks
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about the wildlife at Martin Creek Lake State Park and the tracks they leave behind
October 5 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 5 End Date
Snake Arts and Crafts Activity
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to make and take your own snake!
October 5 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
October 10 End Date
Choke Canyon Scavenger Hunt
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham
Ready, Set, Go! Let's race to see who can complete the challenge first and tell the ranger how it relates to the food web.
October 10 End Date
Art in the Park
Mustang Island State Park
October 10 End Date
Junior Ranger Explorer Hike
Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike. We may be nature sleuths and search for natural items on the trail, we may identify plants and animals, or be nature artists! Come on out with an explorer hike, and if you want a specific activity let us know!
October 10 End Date
Backyard Bass
Mustang Island State Park
October 10 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
October 10 End Date
(Nearly) Full Moon Night Hike -- 7:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Experience Lake Casa Blanca by the light of the moon, and find out how nocturnal animals use their senses to survive!
October 11 End Date
October 11 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
October 11 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 11 End Date
Junior Ranger Exploration Time!
Mustang Island State Park
Get started on your way to becoming a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger!
October 11 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Blanco State Park
Sorry this program has been cancelled.
October 11 End Date
Fish-O-Rama at the Park!
Guadalupe River State Park
Learn the basics of fishing.
October 11 End Date
Junior Ranger Induction Day
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Are your children ready to become a Junior Ranger in Texas State Parks? Bring the whole family to Enchanted Rock to get your kids started on the NEW "Junior Ranger Activity Journal" with a park ranger! The park ranger will hand out the free journals and get you started on an activity at the park.
October 11 End Date
Nature Walk
Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
October 11 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Art is for the Birds!
Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds! Activities are geared toward children age 6-12, but it’s fun for the whole family.
October 11 End Date
Kids Monarch Talk
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come meet Madame Monarch and enter a raffle to win a milkweed plant with a monarch caterpillar.
October 11 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 11 End Date
Jr. Ranger Activities
Bastrop State Park
Earn bragging rights at your state park!
October 11 End Date
Kids' Camping Workshop -- 2:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Hey kids, learn camping skills and earn a certificate!
October 11 End Date
Life on the Jetties
Mustang Island State Park
October 11 End Date
Art in the Parks
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts and crafts
October 11 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
October 12 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 12 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
October 12 End Date
Dinosaur George
Blanco State Park
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the amazing creatures that once ruled our planet.
October 12 End Date
Geocaching 101 -- 2:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Experience this high-tech treasure hunt!
October 17 End Date
Choke Canyon Scavenger Hunt
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham
Ready, Set, Go! Let's race to see who can complete the challenge first and tell the ranger how it relates to the food web.
October 17 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 17 End Date
Art in the Park
Mustang Island State Park
October 17 End Date
Backyard Bass
Mustang Island State Park
October 17 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
October 17 End Date
Star Party! -- 7:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Discover the magic of the night sky!
October 18 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
October 18 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
October 18 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 18 End Date
Junior Ranger Exploration Time!
Mustang Island State Park
Get started on your way to becoming a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger!
October 18 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Blanco State Park
Join us for a wonderful morning of catch and release fishing on the Blanco River!
October 18 End Date
Kids' Wilderness Survival
Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
October 18 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 18 End Date
Kids Alive!
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a wilderness survival class for kids!!
October 18 End Date
Amazing Alligators
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
October 18 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 18 End Date
Performing Arts in the Park
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Bobcat and Mouse, A Desert Tale
October 18 End Date
Jr. Ranger Activities
Buescher State Park
October 18 End Date
Life on the Jetties
Mustang Island State Park
October 18 End Date
Basic Backyard Birding
Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird!
October 18 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
October 18 End Date
Spooky Science Fest
Estero Llano Grande State Park
The Estero Games, our 8th annual event, featuring a costume contest, hayrides, archery, tracking, fishing, live animals, wild edibles, crafts, an obstacle course, and more!
October 19 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
October 19 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 19 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
October 24 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 24 End Date
Art in the Park
Mustang Island State Park
October 24 End Date
Backyard Bass
Mustang Island State Park
October 24 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
October 25 End Date
October 25 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
October 25 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 25 End Date
Palo Duro Canyon History Day
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
October 25 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
October 25 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 25 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Art is for the Birds!
Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds! Activities are geared toward children age 6-12, but it’s fun for the whole family.
October 25 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 25 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
October 25 End Date
Halloween at the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
BooooooOOOOOOOoooooo!!!! (heh-heh-heh...)
October 26 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
October 26 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
October 31 End Date
Art in the Park
Mustang Island State Park
October 31 End Date
Backyard Bass
Mustang Island State Park
October 31 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!

November 2014

November 1 End Date
Family Wilderness Survival Workshop
Stephen F. Austin State Park
What are the top three most common mistakes people make in a survival situation? What are the three most important things to do? We'll answer these and more during this weekend in which we focus on life saving skills for all ages.
November 1 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
November 1 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 1 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 1 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
November 2 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 2 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
November 8 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
November 8 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 8 End Date
Rio! Rio!
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come celebrate how the mighty San Antonio River has shaped the cultural and natural resource history of our area from ancient times to the present.
November 8 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 8 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
November 9 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 9 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
November 15 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
November 15 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 15 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
November 15 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 15 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
November 16 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 16 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
November 22 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
November 22 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 22 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
November 22 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 22 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
November 23 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 23 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
November 29 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
November 29 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 29 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 29 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
November 30 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
November 30 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!

December 2014

December 6 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
December 6 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 6 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
December 6 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights
December 7 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 7 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
December 12 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights
December 13 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
December 13 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 13 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
December 13 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 14 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 14 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
December 19 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 20 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
December 20 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 20 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
December 20 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 21 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 21 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
December 21 End Date
Annual LBJ Tree Lighting
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 45 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
December 27 End Date
Bird Walk
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
December 27 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 27 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
December 27 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics.
December 28 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 28 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!

January 2015

January 24 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!

February 2015

February 28 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!

March 2015

March 28 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!

April 2015

April 4 End Date
Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt
Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
April 25 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!

May 2015

May 23 End Date
Youth Angler Day
Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 23 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!

October 2015

October 17 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
October 18 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!

October 2016

October 15 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
October 16 End Date
Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!

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