Kids

We provide tools to help kids learn and explore through the Junior Ranger Program.

November 2014

November 28 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 28 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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
Nature Journaling: Wild Art
Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short discovery hike down the nature trail! After the hike participants will stop at a picnic table to journal their personal outdoor discoveries through art or written word!
November 29 End Date
Nature Walk
Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
November 29 End Date
Stories in Stone
Blanco State Park
A high-tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
November 29 End Date
Geocaching 101 Workshop
Inks Lake State Park
Get some tips, tricks, and the skills you need to discover the awesome outdoor game called geocaching!
November 29 End Date
Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham
Whoosh! Squaawk!! What was that?! Oh, it's the rangers at Choke Canyon State Park teaching a Thanksgiving Day themed archery class.
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
Geocaching 101- Cache and Craft
Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
November 29 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
November 29 End Date
Get Wild!
Garner State Park
Sit, relax and enjoy the evening while learning about the different features, adaptations and behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
November 29 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
November 29 End Date
November 29 End Date
Sounds of the Night
Bastrop State Park
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 1 End Date
Palmetto State Park 3rd Annual Photography Contest
Palmetto State Park
Ready, set, click! Will your photo be one of the six winning pictures submitted? There's only one way to find out... come to Palmetto and capture that winning photo! Submit photos by May 31.
December 1 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
December 4 End Date
Plants the good, the bad, the delicious.
Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for an easy hike down Turk's Cap Trail. Learn which plants are edible, what to avoid, how to identify them, and what parts you can eat. There will be no tasting or harvesting of plants on this walk.
December 5 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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
Stories in Stone
Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
December 6 End Date
Shady Oaks Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come take a hike through the Post Oak Forest!
December 6 End Date
"Useful Plants for the Zombie Apocalypse" -- 2:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Find out how you could use local plants for survival!
December 6 End Date
Wildlife Detectives
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn how to be a nature detective!
December 6 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
December 6 End Date
Get Wild!
Garner State Park
Sit, relax and enjoy the evening while learning about the different features, adaptations and behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
December 6 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights
December 6 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
December 6 End Date
Full Moon Night Hike -- 7:00 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Experience Lake Casa Blanca by the light of the full moon!
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 7 End Date
Atlatl in the Afternoon
Mckinney Falls State Park
Throw a spear with an ancient hunting tool!
December 7 End Date
Junior Ranger Hike -- 2:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Become an official Texas State Parks Junior Ranger!
December 11 End Date
Plants the good, the bad, the delicious.
Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for an easy hike down Turk's Cap Trail. Learn which plants are edible, what to avoid, how to identify them, and what parts you can eat. There will be no tasting or harvesting of plants on this walk.
December 12 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights
December 12 End Date
Christmas in the Park
Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on Friday night to see the park filled with Christmas decorations and be sure to come back on Saturday night to share some refreshments with Santa!
December 12 End Date
Owl Prowl
Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about owls and take a short hike to listen to them call.
December 12 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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
Family Breakfast with Santa
Stephen F. Austin State Park
December 13 End Date
Birds at Breakfast
Blanco State Park
Come to the park for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your family and your breakfast.
December 13 End Date
Christmas in the Park
Village Creek State Park
Bring your family and friends to this fun program guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. We will be making nature-themed holiday decorations, singing along to Christmas songs and having a great time away from all the hustle and bustle.
December 13 End Date
Trout Derby!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for our annual trout derby!
December 13 End Date
Nature Walk
Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
December 13 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
December 13 End Date
Junior Ranger Adventure
Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
December 13 End Date
Give Back to the Birds
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a fun holiday present for the birds in your life.
December 13 End Date
Intro to Bird Watching!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about the basics of bird watching!
December 13 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.
December 13 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
December 13 End Date
Get Wild!
Garner State Park
Sit, relax and enjoy the evening while learning about the different features, adaptations and behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
December 13 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 13 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
December 13 End Date
Christmas in the Park
Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on Friday night to see the park filled with Christmas decorations and be sure to come back on Saturday night to share some refreshments with Santa!
December 13 End Date
Bunuelo Bites and Christmas Lights
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Christmas Carols, Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon Pastry!
December 13 End Date
Star Party! -- 9:00 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Discover the magic of the night sky!
December 14 End Date
Become a Junior Ranger!
Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
December 14 End Date
Geocaching 101 -- 10:00 am
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Experience this high-tech treasure hunt!
December 14 End Date
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for KIDS!
December 14 End Date
Easy Mountain Biking -- 2:30 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Trek the trails on your bike!
December 18 End Date
Plants the good, the bad, the delicious.
Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for an easy hike down Turk's Cap Trail. Learn what plants are edible, how to identify them, and what parts you can eat. There will be no tasting or harvesting of plants on this walk.
December 19 End Date
Owl Prowl
Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about owls and take a short hike to listen to them call.
December 19 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 19 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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
Stories in Stone
Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
December 20 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
December 20 End Date
Old-Fashioned Holiday Taffy Pull
Palmetto State Park
Candy-making fun the whole family can enjoy!
December 20 End Date
Give Back to the Birds
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a fun holiday present for the birds in your life.
December 20 End Date
Dreaming of a Wild Christmas
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday themed evening.
December 20 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
December 20 End Date
Get Wild!
Garner State Park
Sit, relax and enjoy the evening while learning about the different features, adaptations and behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
December 20 End Date
Holiday Lights Drive-thru
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Following our holiday activities, there will be a drive-through the park to see all the wonderfully decorated sites!
December 20 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 20 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
December 20 End Date
Holiday at the Lake
Lake Brownwood State Park
Campsite Decorating Contest, Campfire Talk, Sugar Cookies and Santa.
December 20 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
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 22 End Date
Night Hike with Santa
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Santa loves Alligators, Owls and Scorpions, and so will you on this Night Hike!
December 26 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
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
Vanishing Prairie guided hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger on a guided hike!
December 27 End Date
Nature Walk
Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
December 27 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
December 27 End Date
Hooting Holiday Crafts and Open House at the Bird Blind
Inks Lake State Park
Join us for an afternoon of crafting holiday owls and participate in the annual Christmas bird count.
December 27 End Date
Dutch Oven Dessert
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come sample a Dutch Oven dessert!
December 27 End Date
Angler Education
Garner State Park
Got fish? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
December 27 End Date
Get Wild!
Garner State Park
Sit, relax and enjoy the evening while learning about the different features, adaptations and behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
December 27 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
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 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Get your 2015 off to a great start on a two-hour tour of the Park's hotspots, no matter your age or interests.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes - throughout the day!
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Start the new year off right with one of four First Day Hikes!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike - Near Rockport - Fulton
Goose Island State Park
Start the New Year off right by joining a park ranger for a first day hike!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike - Easy
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Kick the New Year off right, get back to nature and start with a hike. A New Year is a fresh start so support the Agents of Nature as they join the park.
January 1 End Date
Blanco First Day Hike
Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to start off the New Year with a hike along the Caswell Nature Trail.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a guided hike!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (near Victoria & Beeville)
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join in a family-fun, nature hike along the San Antonio River at Goliad State Park.
January 1 End Date
First Day Paddle
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
January 2 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 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!
January 3 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 9 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 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!
January 10 End Date
Give Back to the Birds
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a fun holiday present for the special birds in your life.
January 10 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 16 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 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!
January 17 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 23 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 24 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
January 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!
January 24 End Date
Give Back to the Birds
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a fun holiday gift for the special birds in your life.
January 24 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 30 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 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!
January 31 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.
January 31 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!

February 2015

February 6 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 7 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 13 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 14 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 20 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 21 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 27 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 28 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
February 28 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
February 28 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!

March 2015

March 6 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 7 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 13 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 14 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 20 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 21 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 27 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
March 28 End Date
Kids in the Canyon
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
March 28 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!

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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