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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD)

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October 2021

Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 20 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Young Naturalists Children’s Program (Registration Required)

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
+ Google Map

Hey kids and caregivers! Join Ranger Holly and the amazing staff at the Mammen Family Library to find out about nature! You can join us in-person, or online! Each month we will find out about nature through cool artifacts, photos and displays; we will read a book; and we will do a craft. In September we will be learning about frogs! This program is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2:30 - 3:30, and repeated at 4:00 - 5:00.…

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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 21 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 22 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Native Tree Tour

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
+ Google Map

Take a casual tour with a ranger to learn about the native trees at Resaca de la Palma State Park! Meet at the Visitor's Center Bring water and please dress appropriately for the weather. Fee included with general admission of $4 per adult, FREE for kids 12 years and younger. In the event of inclement weather, this program may be canceled. For more information, please contact the park at (956) 350-2920

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Visitors Center History Tour

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
$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 23 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 23 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Underwater Discovery

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
+ Google Map

Come pull a seine net through Inks Lake’s shallow waters and see what lives just below the surface! Let’s discover a whole new microcosm of predators and prey. From larval mayflies to water bugs, tadpoles, fish, and crawdads. Who knows what we will find along the murky shoreline? Meet behind the Park Store. **You will need a day pass reservation to enter the park.** All programming is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Star Talks in the Park (Reservations Required)

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Lake Whitney State Park, P.O. Box 1175
Whitney, TX 76692 United States
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Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 2 hour program will be offered at 7 p.m. Please call the park office or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up for the program. Maximum capacity for the talk: 25-30 people Bring your own camp chairs if you would like or you may use the picnic tables spaced out…

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Visitors Center History Tour

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 24 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

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

Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

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Mission History Tour

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Junior Ranger Explorers

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 28 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Visitors Center History Tour

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.…

Find out more »

World Birding Center Birding Tours

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
$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…

Find out more »

Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 30 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Track Talk (Reservations Required)

October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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Join us for a fun evening of candy, costumes, and creativity… oh my! Learn about nocturnal animals, creepy crawlers, and Texas’ dark skies. +Educational Booths & Trunk-or-Treat Held at Smith Visitor Center Bring your best costume, a bag for candy, and a spooky spirit! Event is free with paid entrance fees; Adults: $6, Children 12 and under: Free. *Parents must accompany all minors. Want to speed up your entry process? Get your day pass ahead of time online!

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Candy and Cauldrons

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 County Road 2181D
Tatum, TX 75691-3425 United States
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Come to Martin Creek Lake State Park and Trick or Treat at our ghoulishly decorated shelter loop. This is a wonderful opportunity for your goblins and ghouls to trick or treat in a fun and safe way! Come to Martin Creek Lake State Park and Trick or Treat at our ghoulishly decorated shelter loop. Dress your goblins and ghouls up for a fun and safe way to trick or treat. Bring a canned food item for each person 13 and…

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Halloween in the Park

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Abilene State Park, 150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, TX 79562 United States
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Safe trick-or-treating at the park! Help support the Friends of Abilene State Park at our annual Halloween event! There will be educational programs, candy, and lots of screams! Make sure to stick around for the Star Party afterwards. Bring flashlights as it will be dark Cost: $10 per car; the $5 entrance fee to the park is waived

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Storytelling Down in the Hollow

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway, 100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067 United States
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“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.” Join park interpreter, David Owens, down in the beautiful setting of Penitentiary Hollow for storytelling. Learn the importance of storytelling to different Texas cultures. Hear local folklore, ghost stories, Native American stories, cowboy poetry, and some just plain fun stories. Bring a blanket or lawn chair that is easily carried. Held at Penitentiary Hollow in Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

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Night Hike

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night! Join a Ranger on this guided night time hike! Meet at the Amphitheater Bring a flashlight with red light, water, sturdy shoes Event is free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Want to speed up your entry process? Reserve online in advance here. Note: If you do not reserve your day pass ahead of time, you will need to come with exact change…

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October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
Mustang Island State Park, P. O. Box 326
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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Celebrate the Halloween weekend and hear the story of Mustang Islands' namesake, the wild horses. Join us at the bathhouse observation deck to discover the true origins of our namesake. Seating is limited, feel free to bring a chair Bug spray recommended Program is free but entrance pass required ($5 adults, 12 and under free) Program is subject to weather cancellation

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HOWL-o-ween Campfire Program & Guided Night Hike

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Stephen F. Austin State Park, Park Road 38
San Felipe, TX 77473-0125 United States
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Learn about what animals are active at night here at Stephen F. Austin State Park. Experience the mystery of the nights at Stephen F. Austin State Park starting with a fireside nature inspired family Ranger presentation followed by a short Ranger led walk on the wild side down one of the park's trails. Costumes appropriate for trail walking and the weather are welcome! Meet at the Amphitheater. Event is free with park admission. No pets are allowed at our events…

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Spooky Sounds of the Night

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road
Lockhart, TX 78644-9716 United States
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Join us for a presentation and short hike to learn about the spooky sounds we hear at night in nature! All ages welcome. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and a flashlight. Apply bug repellent, as needed. No registration required. Meet your guide at the Creekview Trailhead. If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. This program is free with paid entry to the park. Regular park…

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Batty Hike

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554 United States
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What lurks after dark at the state park? Ranger Jordan will take you on a short walk and we will explore the park after dark for winged friends. As us rangers like to say, "Half the park is after dark!" Meet at the Clapper Rail trailhead at 8 PM. We will learn about some nocturnal animals before heading out on an adventure to find them. The program will wrap up around 9 PM. What to Expect: Ranger led program Short…

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Night Hike (Registration Required)

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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One event on October 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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Discover a whole new way to experience the night! Join us as we walk an easy trail (about 3/4 mile round-trip). We will keep our eyes and ears open for wolf spiders, scorpions, and nocturnal wildlife! Fun for all ages! Meeting location will be provided following event registration. Bring water, bug spray. No dogs are allowed, please. Wear good walking shoes and a flashlight or headlamp (preferably red). Dress for the weather. Event is free with paid entrance fees; Adults:…

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Visitors Center History Tour

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
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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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Hawk Watch (Registration Required)

October 31 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am CST
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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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Spooky Craft & Guided Hike (Registration Required)

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Rd.
Houston, TX 77044 United States
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Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike around Sheldon Lake! Open to all ages. We will be creating a fun, Halloween-related craft and then taking off on an educational hike on our gravel trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, bringing water and bug spray/ sunscreen. Meet in Pond Center, the first building you will see after driving 2 miles down park road. Registration is required for this program. Contact Sarah.Landuyt@tpwd.texas.gov or…

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Compass Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
San Angelo State Park, 3900-2 Mercedes Road
San Angelo, TX 76901 United States
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We have a challenge for all you trick or treaters.. Can you navigate using a compass to find the hidden candy in the park? Open to all ages! Meet at Chaparral Pavilion Wear closed to shoes. Let us know of any Allergies. Entrance fees are $4 for adults 13 an up and children 12 an younger are free.

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Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

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Dino Hunt

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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One event on October 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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We have a dinosaur that has escaped again! Come help us track the dinosaur down and become a Dinosaur Hunter! Meet at Dinosaur's last known location - Park Store Bring: Water, and close-toed shoes Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation online here.

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Mission History Tour

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CST
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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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Campfire Stories and S’mores

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
San Angelo State Park, 3900-2 Mercedes Road
San Angelo, TX 76901 United States
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Enjoy this Halloween at the state park with some tasty s'mores and haunted stories by the campfire. Meet at Chaparral Pavilion. Bring a Chair. Open to all ages Entrance fees are $4 for adults 13 an up and children 12 and younger are free.

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

October 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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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 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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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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November 2021

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST
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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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Tots on Trails – Counting in Nature (Registration Required)

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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This is a toddler-friendly program. The November program will involve storytime. We'll read a book that involves counting, then we'll head outside to count things in nature and go for a counting walk. Guardian or parent involvement is necessary. These programs are appropriate for very young toddlers through kinder-aged children. To REGISTER or get more information contact Ranger Amy: 409-698-6636 or amy.kocurek@tpwd.texas.gov Meet at the Education Center/Nature Center on the Walnut Ridge Unit. We'll be outside for a portion, if…

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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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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Stargazing 101

November 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm CST
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One event on November 5, 2021 at 7:30 am

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above. From finding constellations to specific stars. From myths and legends about these celestial beings to scientific facts and figures. We’ll spend our time looking and learning. As an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock boasts some of the darkest skies in this part of Texas, which means the stars at night ARE big and bright deep in the heart of…

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Native Tree Tour

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
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Take a casual tour with a ranger to learn about the native trees at Resaca de la Palma State Park! Meet at the Visitor's Center Bring water and please dress appropriately for the weather. Fee included with general admission of $4 per adult, FREE for kids 12 years and younger. In the event of inclement weather, this program may be canceled. For more information, please contact the park at (956) 350-2920

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Star Party

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 8:00 am

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers! Join us and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for an evening of celestial fun! We will observe planets, stars, and galaxies up close and with the help of knowledgeable astronomers. Park at the Amphitheater or Day use area and walk to the Overflow Parking Lot to look through the telescopes. (See map) Bring red lights only please! This event is free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas…

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World Birding Center Birding Tours

November 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
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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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Prairie Plant-a-thon (Registration Required)

November 6 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am CST
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Rd.
Houston, TX 77044 United States
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Join us for our annual Prairie Plant-a-thon volunteer event where we put thousands of native grasses and forbs back into the prairie. Help us restore the coastal prairie! This is a unique ecosystem that once covered the landscape of Houston, and provides habitat for many birds, amphibians, and mammals. Families, children above 8 years of age and large groups welcome. Registration is required and participants will need to sign up for a specific arrival time. Register here Contact (281) 456-2800…

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Introduction to Fishing Basics (Registration Required)

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Sea Center Texas, 300 Medical Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566 United States
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Learn all about fishing in this free interactive session. This beginner-level course will include classroom and outdoor, hands-on activities. Space is limited. Registration is required. To sign-up, please contact: drlonbrown@yahoo.com

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Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am CST
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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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Insect ID and Art

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CST
Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Rd
Bandera, TX 78003 United States
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Search for and identify insects! Create insects-inspired masterpieces! Butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies, beetles, and more! Stop the table stations anytime between 9:30-11:30am to learn about the important roles that insects play, try to identify the wild insects around you, and make some insect artwork to take with you. Meet in the Bar-O Day Use Area Participation is free with park admission ($6 for ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 and younger; free with Texas State Parks Pass).

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Underwater Discovery

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
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Come pull a seine net through Inks Lake’s shallow waters and see what lives just below the surface! Let’s discover a whole new microcosm of predators and prey. From larval mayflies to water bugs, tadpoles, fish, and crawdads. Who knows what we will find along the murky shoreline? Meet behind the Park Store. **You will need a day pass reservation to enter the park.** All programming is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

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Seeds and their Secrets Hike

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road
Lockhart, TX 78644-9716 United States
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Join a Master Naturalist to look for seeds along the trails of Lockhart State Park! We’ll uncover the ways they get around and the roles they play in our ecosystem. All ages welcome. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed. The hike is 3/4-mile on moderate terrain. No registration required. Meet your guide at the Creekview Trailhead. If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and…

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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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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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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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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Solar System Walk

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a 1,000-yard walk through a scale model of the solar system. We will start at the Amphitheater at 7pm and take the Solar System Walk to the Overflow Parking Lot where the Fort Worth Astronomical Society is holding a Star Party! Walk next to Mars, Jupiter and Neptune on your way to get a close up view of the Milky Way. Meet at the…

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Birding Hike

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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One event on November 5, 2021 at 8:00 am

Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 United States
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Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round! Meet at 8:00 a.m. in front of the 40-Acre Lake restrooms and go on a birding hike alongside park volunteer Jerry Carpenter. This trail is 1.2 miles long, it's relatively flat and graveled, and easily accessible for anyone that wants to join us! Don't forget to bring your binoculars, field guides, and don't forget your water!

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Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop (Registration Required)

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, P.O. Box 238
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Become a Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Angler Education Volunteer Instructor This free workshop is open to anyone 18 or older interested in teaching fishing skills in their communities. The program provides the curriculum, equipment (where available), materials and support to help volunteers successfully introduce youth and their families to fishing. Ideal for teachers, scout or youth group leaders, afterschool or camp staff and community volunteers. TEA-approved CPE available for teachers. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 attendees.…

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Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

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Fly Fishing Instructor Workshop (Registration Required)

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, P.O. Box 238
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Become a certified Texas Parks and Wildlife Fly Fishing Instructor This free workshop is only open to those that have completed the TPWD Angler Education Instruction Training and have fly fishing experience that are interested in teaching fly fishing skills in their communities. Participants will need to bring their own fly rod & reel to use during the workshop. The workshop will present fly fishing teaching methods in casting, aquatic ecology, line setup, and educational resources through the TPWD Angler…

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Junior Ranger Explorers

November 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST
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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)

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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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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Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST
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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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Homeschool Program – Fibonacci Fun (Registration Required)

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm CST
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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Join Ranger Amy to learn about Fibonacci and the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. We'll use pine cones to count the sequence and make beautiful art in the process. To REGISTER or get more information contact Ranger Amy: 409-698-6636 or amy.kocurek@tpwd.texas.gov Meet at the Education Center/Nature Center on the Walnut Ridge Unit. This class will be indoors. The program is free, but if you plan on staying in the park after the program then you must obtain a park entry permit.…

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Birding for Beginners

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
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Learn to identify birds in this class for beginners! An array of birds can be found at Resaca de la Palma State Park, let's figure them out together. Meet at the Meeting Room Bring: binoculars (if you have any), water, comfortable shoes, and your curiosity. Fee is included with general admission of $4 / Adults 13 years and older; free for kids For more information, please contact the park at (956) 350-2920

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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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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Bird Outing

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2021

Lake Arrowhead State Park, 229 Park Road 63
Wichita Falls, TX 76310 United States
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Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains Chapter (https://txmn.org/rollingplains/) to look for birds! The bird outing meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month unless there is inclement weather. Join Penny Miller (Texas Master Naturalist), other members and guests at Lake Arrowhead State Park for a bird outing. This is a leisurely hike on level ground (handicap accessible). Binoculars helpful, but not required. Meet at the campground dump station. This program is free to attend with paid park entrance ($4…

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Texas Master Naturalist Bird Count

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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Join our local Texas Master Naturalists on their monthly bird count. This is a great way to find local birds, learn new birds, and get birding tips from our local birders. Meet on the North Cherokee boat ramp, then you'll head to other park locations. This is appropriate for adults and mature young adults that are already experienced and into being a birder. Bring Binoculars, field guides, cameras, hats, and water. There is no fee for attending this program; however,…

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World Birding Center Birding Tours

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
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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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Project WILD Workshop (Registration Required)

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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$35

Project WILD invites you to explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. You will experience engaging TEKS-aligned activities while networking with other educators. Workshop participants receive: 6 hours TEA-approved CPE and TEEAC Credit Project WILD K-12 guide Texas-specific resources Anyone who works with children, including teachers, homeschoolers, informal educators, and Scout leaders, is welcome. Please bring a sack lunch - it will be a working lunch. $35 Online pre-registration required. Deadline, November…

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Fish with a Ranger

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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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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Marvelous Mammals Hike

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road
Lockhart, TX 78644-9716 United States
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Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park! Mammals of all shapes and sizes make their home in Lockhart State Park! Join a Master Naturalist for a hike and discussion of our furry friends, their habits, and the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in the Park. All ages welcome. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed. The hike is 3/4-mile on moderate terrain. No registration required. Meet your guide at…

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Settling Austin’s Colony in Mexican Texas

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Stephen F. Austin State Park, Park Road 38
San Felipe, TX 77473-0125 United States
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Join us as we listen to the team from the Stephen F. Austin State Historical Site tell us about the history of the area. The roughly 1 hour sessions will offer an overview of the operation of Austin’s Colony and will touch upon specific historic elements such as ongoing archeological investigations, the operation of the early land office, Texas printing history, recreation among the settlers and more! This event is free with park admission Meet at the park amphitheater

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Guided Paddling Trip

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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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

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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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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Dutch Oven Demo with Uncle Mike’s Kitchen

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Fairfield Lake State Park, 123 State Park Road 64
Fairfield, TX 75840 United States
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Get familiar with the basic equipment. Learn simple recipes. Hear the history of the Dutch oven. Live Q&A with a pro! Meet at Volleyball Field in the Cooks Ferry camping loop Bring Chair or Blanket, Bug Spray, Water This will be a cooking and equipment demonstration showing the versatility and utility of the cast iron Dutch oven. Participants will learn about the history of the Dutch oven, many of its uses and equipment, and simple but delicious recipes that you…

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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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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Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
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Join us for stargazing! Members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association will be on site with their telescopes to point out the constellations, planets and more! October's Star Party will be extra exciting because both Saturn and Jupiter will be visible! Don't miss it! When: October Star Party will be drop-in between 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Time of each month's star party varies based on sunset. This program will be held in the large overflow parking lot (just up the…

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Bird and Nature Tour

November 14 @ 8:15 am - 8:45 am CST
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One event on November 14, 2021 at 8:15 am

One event on November 28, 2021 at 8:15 am

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
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This early expedition through the park is guided by a ranger as they help you identify the flora and fauna of Resaca de la Palma State Park! Meet in the Visitor's Center Bring Water, snacks, dress appropriately for weather! Fee Included with park admission of $4 per adult and Free for kids 12 years and younger. This program may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions! For more information, please contact the park at (956) 350-2920

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Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

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