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August 2016 Programs

Friday Morning Story Time: The Spider Friday, August 5, 2016 9-10 a.m.
Join the Park Ranger for a reading of the wonderful children's book "The Spider" by Elise Gravel. We'll meet at the Discovery Center and head over to the Reading Tree, followed by a look at spider artifacts. This fun hour is perfect for children 10 and under. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Fishing 101 Saturday, August 6, 2016 9-11 a.m.

If you are looking for a lifetime gift for your child, consider joining the staff and volunteers at Guadalupe River State Park for an introduction to fishing. We'll provide the rods and reels as well as the bait as we go in search of sunfish, bass and catfish. Your child will learn the basics of casting, setting the hook and how to properly release a fish. We do have a limited number of rods and reels, so please email Park Ranger Craig Hensley at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot for your child. Please meet at the amphitheater located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

A Froggin' We Will Go Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:30-10 p.m.
Join the Park Ranger for a look at the world of frogs and toads. Following a presentation at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center, you'll head to the river in search of the frogs and toads themselves. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Who Goes There? Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:30-11 a.m.
Join our Park Rangers for a walk in search of traces, scat and other traces of the animals that call the park home. We'll end the walk by dissecting the ultimate animal sign, an owl pellet! Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Stories in the Stars Saturday, August 13, 2016 8-10 p.m.
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing! We'll check out the Moon and other celestial wonders following a presentation at the Amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Upcoming programs at Guadalupe River State Park by Craig Hensley

Bugs-R-Us Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers. The Park will provide the nets for this insect-catching fun for children and adults, alike. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.
Bats of Texas Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:30-10 p.m.
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats. You'll discover who they are and how they make their living. We'll even use a bat detector to search for a few following the presentation. We'll meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Geocaching 101 Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:30-11 a.m.
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache. Described by some as a "worldwide treasure hunt," geocaching can be done in the park, throughout Texas – even worldwide. We'll provide the GPS units and instruction; you'll then practice your newly acquired skills on our practice course. This program is limited to the first ten families/people that sign up. Please email Ranger Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to sign up. Please plan to meet at the amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Creatures of the Night Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:30-10 p.m.
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed. Join Ranger Craig for a look at those critters that come to life under the stars. We'll take a walk in search of bats, owls and more! Be sure to bring a flashlight. Please meet at the amphitheater located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).