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Families whose members live a healthy lifestyle are fit, energetic, and have a reduced risk of disease.  Following a plan for healthy living can help reduce stress and its effects.  People who work to stay fit and healthy and can expect to live a longer and more comfortable life.  A plan for a healthy lifestyle includes making good nutritional choices, exercising daily, and getting adequate sleep. Pleasanton ISD believes that students who have these three things as part of their daily and weekly routines have advantages as students.  The Pleasanton ISD School Health Advisory Council has adopted a coordinated school health philosophy that is designed to support wellness components for the whole student.  Helping students grow a healthy mind and body is valuable now and will continue to be valuable as they grow into adulthood.  This group meets regularly to review and plan activities for students, faculty, and community.

Current Outdoor Related Activities and Events for Families

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Jan 11

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 11

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 11

Homeschool Class - Buffalo Soldiers

Lockhart State Park
Join us for another blast from the past as we host the Texas Buffalo Soldiers!
Jan 11

Rainbow Trout Release

Meridian State Park
2,000 opportunities!
Jan 11

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 12

MLK Day Holiday: Campground Open Extra Night

Government Canyon State Natural Area
For the MLK Day weekend, the campground will be open three nights – Friday through Sunday, Jan. 12-14, 2018.
Jan 12

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 12

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 12

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 12

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 12

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 12

Jeop-Birdy!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our Interpretive Ranger in this fun game to test your bird knowledge.
Jan 12

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Jan 12

Campfire and S'more

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for some campfire fun!
Jan 12

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Discover the world that nocturnal animals experience each night – the park after dark!
Jan 13

Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends

Daingerfield State Park
We're being stocked with trout! Join us for a fun fishing weekend for the whole family!
Jan 13

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Jan 13

Upper Canyon 1/2 Day Guided Hike

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.
Jan 13

Birding in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us on a morning bird walk.
Jan 13

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!
Jan 13

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a guided hike!
Jan 13

Women's Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike at Hueco Tanks.
Jan 13

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jan 13

Weekly Nature Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us on a guided walk to find and birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for all visitors, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, two-hour easy trail walk.
Jan 13

Project WILD Workshop

Irving, TX - Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center
CANCELLED due to low registration. Check back for a rescheduled date. Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jan 13

Bahia Grande Family Fish Camp

Los Fresnos, TX - USFWS Laguna Atascosa Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Youth and their families can learn the basics of fishing
Jan 13

From Roots to Fruits!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Learn how native peoples used plants to survive in the Chihuahuan Desert.
Jan 13

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 13

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 13

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 13

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 13

Hike with a Park Ranger or Volunteer

Copper Breaks State Park
Our park ranger or volunteer will lead a guided hike on one of our trails.
Jan 13

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jan 13

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jan 13

Animal Detectives - Guided Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Search for signs of the critters that call McKinney Falls home
Jan 13

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive?
Jan 13

Going Whole Hog: Everything but the Squeal

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Harvesting meat for the coming year was important and a matter of survival on the Farm. Come see how we eviscerate and cut up the whole hog and preserve the meat. This program is extremely weather dependent. Please contact the park for updates.
Jan 13

Archery 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of archery with a ranger
Jan 13

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Jan 13

Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps

Buescher State Park
Explore the lives of the men enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how their hard work and dedication can still be seen today at Buescher State Park.
Jan 13

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Jan 13

Field Day!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger for a hike, fishing, game, or another outdoor activity!
Jan 13

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jan 13

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jan 13

Texas Ssssnakes!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about Texas snakes and the important role they play in the ecosystem.
Jan 13

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jan 13

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 13

Geocaching 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jan 13

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a ranger any question you may have!
Jan 13

Atlatl in the Afternoon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
For thousands of years, the atlatl was the main hunting tool all across the world. If you're not sure what an atlatl is, come learn about this ancient technology and have an opportunity to actually use one yourself.
Jan 13

Block Printing Class

Lockhart State Park
Try your hand at this unique art technique!
Jan 13

Orienteering: The Magnetic Race

Tyler State Park
Map and compass navigation.
Jan 13

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 13

Campground Nature Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Get out and get your blood moving while finding out which birds are flapping, which bugs are buzzing, which plants are yummy, useful, or will pack a punch! Meet at the Interpretive Center for this fun and interesting program!
Jan 13

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 13

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Jan 13

Native American History Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants.
Jan 13

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Whooooo Goes There? Join us to find out!
Jan 13

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Jan 14

Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends

Daingerfield State Park
We're being stocked with trout! Join us for a fun fishing weekend for the whole family!
Jan 14

Big Bend 50 Ultra Run

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Big Bend Ranch State Park will be hosting the annual Big Bend 50 Ultra trail run fundraiser for the Compadres del Rancho Grande (Friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park). The race will offer 50k, 30k and 10k options.
Jan 14

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!
Jan 14

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 14

Trail Recovery & Cleanup

Huntsville State Park
Join Ranger Pick on a morning of clearing the trails and working on getting them reopened!
Jan 14

Coffee with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 14

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 14

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 14

Incredible Edibles

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Jan 14

Junior Ranger Leave No Trace Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Calling all Junior Rangers!
Jan 14

Buffalo Soldiers Day at I.T.C.

San Antonio, TX - Institute of Texan Cultures
TPWD and Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers, Stories from the past, Table top items, activities and much much more.
Jan 14

Junior Ranger Day: Roadrunners!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Can Roadrunners really run faster than coyotes? Find out in this Junior Ranger program.
Jan 14

Hike to the Summit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the park's most visited overlook site.
Jan 14

Skins & Skulls

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jan 14

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 14

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 14

Bug Picking

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Catch and learn about water critters!
Jan 14

Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you know the difference between a turtle, tortoise, and terrapin? Join a ranger to learn all about it!
Jan 15

MLK Day Trout Derby!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
We have rescheduled our Trout Derby!!! Come out for trout and hot chocolate!
Jan 16

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore our gardens and trails and discover the plants and animals that make the south Texas floodplain forest so unique. We may travel on foot, so make sure to bring drinking water, insect repellent and a hat.
Jan 16

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Jan 17

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!
Jan 17

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 17

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 17

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 17

Learn to Tie a Fly

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Youth and adults can learn the art of fly tying
Jan 18

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Meet at the Interpretive Center to walk an adoptable dog from the local Grand Companions animal shelter. Give these dogs a great experience while maybe making a forever 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Jan 18

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 18

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 18

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore our gardens and trails and discover the plants and animals that make the south Texas floodplain forest so unique. We may travel on foot, so make sure to bring drinking water, insect repellent and a hat.
Jan 18

Quilting by the Campfire

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how the pioneers did it before modern sewing machines. Make your very own quilted piece by a crackling fire or bring your own work and enjoy nature and company!
Jan 18

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 18

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Jan 19

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 19

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 19

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 19

Little Naturalists: Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your preschooler out to explore the natural world.
Jan 19

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 19

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 19

Jeop-Birdy!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our Interpretive Ranger in this fun game to test your bird knowledge.
Jan 19

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Jan 19

Night Hike (6PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Bundle up and join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Jan 20

Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends

Daingerfield State Park
We're being stocked with trout! Join us for a fun fishing weekend for the whole family!
Jan 20

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jan 20

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jan 20

January Hard Hat Tour Aboard the TEXAS

 
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Jan 20

Family Fishing Day

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the whole family out to fish in our quarry lake, it will be freshly stocked with trout
Jan 20

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!
Jan 20

McKinney Falls Trail Crew

McKinney Falls State Park
Looking for an opportunity to work outside, gain new skills, and give back to the only state park in Austin, TX? Join our team as a Trail Crew Volunteer!
Jan 20

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a new adventure!
Jan 20

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jan 20

Weekly Nature Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us on a guided walk to find and birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for all visitors, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, two-hour easy trail walk.
Jan 20

Project WILD Workshop

Reicher Ranch
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jan 20

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Garland, TX - St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 20

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 20

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 20

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 20

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 20

Hike with a Park Ranger or Volunteer

Copper Breaks State Park
Our park ranger or volunteer will lead a guided hike on one of our trails.
Jan 20

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jan 20

Moonshiner's Adventure

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn what it was like to be a Texas moonshiner
Jan 20

Quilting by the Campfire

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how the pioneers did it before modern sewing machines. Make your very own quilted piece by a crackling fire or bring your own work and enjoy nature and company!
Jan 20

Junior Rangers: Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Jan 20

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Buffalo Soldier encampment, Living History, Stories and activities. Join the buffalo soldiers as they travel through central Texas.
Jan 20

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Take a shelter dog for a hike!
Jan 20

All-Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 20

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 20

How Parks Saved the Country

Bastrop State Park
Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we jump into a time machine and explore how the Civilian Conservation Corps influenced the lives of people across the country!
Jan 20

Field Day!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger for a hike, fishing, game, or another outdoor activity!
Jan 20

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jan 20

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

McAllen, TX - Fireman's Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 20

Bass Fishing Topics and Strategies

Austin, TX - Laura Bush Community Library
For youth in grades 6th - 12th
Jan 20

Pocket-Square Survival - The Many Uses of a Bandana

Wyler Aerial Tramway
How do you use a bandana?
Jan 20

Arts in the Parks: Nature Journals

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger inside the nature center at Sunset Marina, (the park store) to create your very own nature journal!
Jan 20

Dutch Oven Cooking

Palmetto State Park
We will show you how to bake and roast using a Dutch Oven over a campfire.
Jan 20

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jan 20

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 20

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a ranger any question you may have!
Jan 20

Critter Tracks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Who's track is that?!
Jan 20

Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
Discover this industrious rodent!
Jan 20

Basic Birders

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us for basic birding for beginners!
Jan 20

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 20

Animal Signs Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Can you read the clues that wildlife leaves behind?
Jan 20

What Lurks Beneath?

Inks Lake State Park
There are things lurking at the bottom of Inks Lake that don't belong....
Jan 20

Campground Nature Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Get out and get your blood moving while finding out which birds are flapping, which bugs are buzzing, which plants are yummy, useful, or will pack a punch! Meet at the Interpretive Center for this fun and interesting program!
Jan 20

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 20

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for fishing!
Jan 20

Native American History Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants.
Jan 20

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Jan 20

Creatures of the Night 6:00 pm

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bentsen State Park after dark! Search for elusive night birds, prowling mammals, glowing scorpions, giant toads and more! Don’t forget your bug spray, drinking water and flashlight.
Jan 20

Amazing Animal Adaptations

Lockhart State Park
From thermal vision to silent flight, the creatures of Texas have many unique adaptations for survival.
Jan 20

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out who goes there after the sun sets!
Jan 20

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 20

Star Party

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
What is your place in the cosmos? Come to Palo Duro Canyon State park to explore the night sky with the park interpreter. Learn about our place in the universe and some of the fascinating stories humans have used to understand the stars throughout history. The park's new 10'' telescope will be available for viewing of the night sky.
Jan 21

Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends

Daingerfield State Park
We're being stocked with trout! Join us for a fun fishing weekend for the whole family!
Jan 21

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!
Jan 21

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 21

Coffee with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 21

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 21

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 21

Incredible Edibles

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Jan 21

Squirrel Appreciation Day - Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate these tenacious rodent’s most memorable behavior – caching – by learning how to geocache in the park!
Jan 21

Hike to the Summit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the park's most visited overlook site.
Jan 21

Skins & Skulls

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jan 21

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 21

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 21

Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Capture the beauty of Dinosaur Valley State Park with watercolors!
Jan 21

Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you know the difference between a turtle, tortoise, and terrapin? Join a ranger to learn all about it!
Jan 23

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore our gardens and trails and discover the plants and animals that make the south Texas floodplain forest so unique. We may travel on foot, so make sure to bring drinking water, insect repellent and a hat.
Jan 23

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Jan 24

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!
Jan 24

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 24

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 24

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 24

Learn to Tie a Fly

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Youth and adults can learn the art of fly tying
Jan 25

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Meet at the Interpretive Center to walk an adoptable dog from the local Grand Companions animal shelter. Give these dogs a great experience while maybe making a forever 4-legged friend! Wear sturdy shoes Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1 hour.
Jan 25

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 25

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 25

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore our gardens and trails and discover the plants and animals that make the south Texas floodplain forest so unique. We may travel on foot, so make sure to bring drinking water, insect repellent and a hat.
Jan 25

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 26

Wildlife Viewing Feature Work Weekend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join park staff and the Compadres del Rancho Grande (Friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park) for the first phase of development on a new wildlife viewing and watering area.
Jan 26

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
This workshop will provide a general overview of the wildlife tax valuation guidelines and qualifications, wildlife management plan development, and applicable management practices. Biologists will be available to assist landowners with management recommendations and developing management plans.
Jan 26

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 26

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers - School Program

Inks Lake State Park
School programs with the Buffalo Soldiers, Frontier Army, living history, fun activities and interactive stories.
Jan 26

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 26

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 26

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 26

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jan 26

Jeop-Birdy!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our Interpretive Ranger in this fun game to test your bird knowledge.
Jan 26

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Jan 26

Moon Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
Ah, la luna! Re-discover our closest celestial neighbor, the moon, with a Ranger!
Jan 27

27th Annual Trout Clinic

Fort Parker State Park
The annual trout-fishing clinic introduces children and youth to the fun of fishing! Come help catch the 1,000 fresh, colorful rainbow trout just unloaded into our Lake Springfield!
Jan 27

Sunrise Photography

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Catch the sunrise at Sheldon Lake State Park! Registration is required.
Jan 27

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of January 27, 2018 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Jan 27

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!
Jan 27

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jan 27

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jan 27

Weekly Nature Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us on a guided walk to find and birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for all visitors, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, two-hour easy trail walk.
Jan 27

Garden Party Work Day

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us while we dig into the Wildscape Garden at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Jan 27

Introduction to Fly Fishing Class

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Fishing
Start your new year learning the basics of fly fishing from TPWD certified instructors Chris and Emily Johnson.
Jan 27

26th Annual Kid Fish

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Bring your kids age 5 to 12 out to Lake Corpus Christi State Park and learn to fish!
Jan 27

Women's Only Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Do you want to get outdoors, looking for a hiking trail that is not overly packed with people and form wonderful friendships?
Jan 27

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 27

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 27

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 27

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 27

Hike with a Park Ranger or Volunteer

Copper Breaks State Park
Our park ranger or volunteer will lead a guided hike on one of our trails.
Jan 27

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jan 27

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jan 27

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Longhorn Cavern State Park
Buffalo Soldiers, frontier army, fun activities and interactive stories.
Jan 27

Kid Fish Day

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join Lake Corpus Christi State park as they host Kid Fish. Find the Buffalo Soldier encampment and join in a game of trap ball or two while you wait for a bite.
Jan 27

All-Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 27

Reading with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a nature-themed story time.
Jan 27

Angler Education Instructor Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops Pearland
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 27

Little Naturalists Storytime and Craft

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to learn about owls!
Jan 27

29th Annual Kid's Fish Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Bring the kids out for a fun day of fishing!
Jan 27

Field Day!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger for a hike, fishing, game, or another outdoor activity!
Jan 27

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop

Huntsville State Park
Help Ranger Pick turn an audience member into an alligator!
Jan 27

Dutch Oven Cakes

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Outdoor cooking!
Jan 27

Knots 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn several useful camping, fishing, and survival knots during this one hour hands-on lesson.
Jan 27

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jan 27

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 27

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a ranger any question you may have!
Jan 27

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Jan 27

Backcountry Hike Series

Tyler State Park
We'll choose a different backcountry trail each month.
Jan 27

Winter Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Keep cabin fever at bay, stretch your legs on a winter walk with us!
Jan 27

Raiders of the Lost Crafts - Art in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for an adventure back in time where we’ll make some of the same crafts that people have historically made here in the park.
Jan 27

Campground Nature Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Get out and get your blood moving while finding out which birds are flapping, which bugs are buzzing, which plants are yummy, useful, or will pack a punch! Meet at the Interpretive Center for this fun and interesting program!
Jan 27

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below.
Jan 27

Tour of "The Village"

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Below the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Visitor Center are the remains of one of the earliest camp sites in the park - known as the Art Camp or The Village. Take an interpretive walk through this fascinating area and learn about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corp who built it and the local college students who studied their craft there.
Jan 27

Survival Kits 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the “ins and outs” of survival kits in this one hour class.
Jan 27

Native American History Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants.
Jan 27

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration & Campfire Stories

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Observe Dutch oven cooking and listen to campfire stories
Jan 27

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Tyler State Park
Some things don't "go bump in the night."
Jan 27

Creatures of the Night 6:00 pm

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bentsen State Park after dark! Search for elusive night birds, prowling mammals, glowing scorpions, giant toads and more! Don’t forget your bug spray, drinking water and flashlight.
Jan 27

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Experience the canyon after dark!
Jan 27

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of stargazing.
Jan 27

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come take a closer look at the night sky!
Jan 27

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 28

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak!
Jan 28

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!
Jan 28

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 28

Coffee with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 28

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 28

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 28

Incredible Edibles

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Jan 28

Primitive Skills

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore some basic survival skills.
Jan 28

Hike to the Summit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the park's most visited overlook site.
Jan 28

Skins & Skulls

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Jan 28

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 28

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 28

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Jan 28

Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you know the difference between a turtle, tortoise, and terrapin? Join a ranger to learn all about it!
Jan 30

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore our gardens and trails and discover the plants and animals that make the south Texas floodplain forest so unique. We may travel on foot, so make sure to bring drinking water, insect repellent and a hat.
Jan 30

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Jan 31

Total Lunar Eclipse

Palmetto State Park
It's a blood moon morning at Palmetto SP. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours.
Jan 31

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!
Jan 31

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing tropical resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Jan 31

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Jan 31

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 31

Learn to Tie a Fly

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Youth and adults can learn the art of fly tying
Jan 31

Blue Moon Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for the second full moon hike of the month!