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October 2021

Junior Ranger Explorers

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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One event on October 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
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Complete a Junior Ranger Activity Book to earn a level 1 badge! This program will have a 30-minute hike, so please be prepared for the outdoors. Bring water and good hiking clothing. Sunscreen, snacks and hat (optional) Meet at the Visitor's Center In the event of bad weather, this program may be cancelled. Please contact the park at (956) 350-2920 for any questions.

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

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Prehistory in the Park

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants who lived here over 10,000 years ago. Join us for a walk back in time to explore the lives of the people that lived right here in the park for thousands of years. Meet at the Lower Falls Restroom Bring close-toed shoes, water, bug spray Difficulty: Moderate activity level, some elevation changes/uneven terrain, 0.8 mile hike *Parents must accompany all minors. Recommended for 12 years old and up Event is free with…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 25 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 26 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 27 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 28 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
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Join an experienced Master Naturalist Volunteer or the Park Ranger for a nature walk on the trails, and check out the beautiful Scenic Overlook for a great view of the river! This easy trail is less than 3/4 mile long, and mostly level with some rocky areas. All ages welcome! Friendly dogs on leash are welcome. No need to register -- just show up! Meet in front of the Discovery Center.

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 29 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
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Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

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Visitors Center History Tour

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Goliad State Park & Historic Site, 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206 United States
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Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building. See why the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, paid a visit to and sang the praises of this "architectural gem." The Keeper's Cottage, now called El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center, served both as a functioning home and as a practice template for reconstructing the Spanish Colonial detail and design of Mission Espiritu Santo.…

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World Birding Center Birding Tours

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 25, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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$5

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! Join us on unforgettable avian adventure. With over 350 species of birds identified within our park and many of the Valley specialty birds you just can't see outside of the Rio Grande Valley, our guided bird tours are a must for everyone. Whether you are new to birding and ready to…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 30 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration. Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors. Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every day in September and October (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being. Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch…

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Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, 5102 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78041 United States
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Join a ranger at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live to learn about park updates, information, and have your questions answered. Where: Watch the program on Lake Casa Blanca's Facebook Page.

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Fish with a Ranger

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
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Meet park volunteers and the ranger behind the Park Store and learn to cast a line! Everything is provided. Fun for the whole family. **You will need a day pass reservation to enter the park.** All events subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

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Guided Paddling Trip

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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Bring your own boat (or rent one if available) and join a park guide for a fun adventure. Do you want to paddle around at our park, but not sure where to go? Sign up for the guided paddling trip. This trip includes a guide that will help you discover some of the great paddling trails that the park offers. To Register call Ranger Amy at 409-698-6636. Yes, you can rent a park canoe or kayak, but rentals are first…

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
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Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

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Mission History Tour

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Goliad State Park & Historic Site, 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206 United States
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Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era. Goliad State Park and Historic Site's history encompasses Native American culture, Spanish colonization with the construction of Mission Espiritu Santo, and the site's restoration by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Learn about mission life, why the mission was constructed, and how cultures clashed, came together, and learned from each other on this historic journey of Mission Espiritu…

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

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5th Annual Halloween Boo Camp

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, 341 State Park Road 2117
Pittsburg, TX 75686 United States
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Bring the whole family out for a night of fun at the park! From 6-8 PM: Trick-or-Treat while you check out the campsites decorated for Halloween! Camp Loops will be closed to traffic so the kids can walk the loops safely. At 7:30 PM: Pumpkin decorating contest! Bring your own pre-carved pumpkins for a chance at winning best pumpkin. Campsite decoration awards! This is a fun and safe event that the whole family will enjoy! Entrance fees are $4.00 for…

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