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July Programs

Wonders in the Water

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, August 1, 2014

10-11:30 a.m.

Take a closer look into the beautiful Guadalupe River! Join our Rangers and meet aquatic critters and learn what they mean to the health of this important habitat. We’ll be splashing around in the river, so dress to get wet! Water shoes are recommended. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10-11:30 a.m.

Join our Park Ranger as we head onto the trails in search of animal signs. From tracks and scat to traces of all kinds, we’ll try to figure out who’s who in the forest and fields of the park. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 2, 2014

8-10 p.m.

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for an evening of stargazing with members of the San Antonio Astronomical Society. Following a presentation at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center, you’ll get a chance to check out seasonal constellations, the Moon, Saturn and other celestial wonders through telescopes. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, August 8, 2014

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, or call 830.438.7653. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.


Starry Night Hike

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, August 8, 2014

8-9:30 p.m.

Bring a flashlight and a sense of adventure as we explore the park after dark, searching for critters of the night. We’ll use our senses to find owls, spiders, small mammals and who knows what else! This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

Plant-astic!

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 9, 2014

10 a.m.-Noon

They provide oxygen and food, amaze us with their beauty, and do so much more! We’re talking about plants, of course. Join us for this hands-on look at the world of plants as together we learn what makes them work. You’ll discover that plants are the key to our success, as well as that of the other critters that call Earth home. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

 

Moth Mysteries

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 9

8-9:30 p.m.Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park as we explore the world of our nocturnal scale-winged wonders – moths. Using a special liquid formula and a black light to attract them, we’ll see what bat bait is out and flying around the park after the sun goes down. 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.

 The Art of Nature

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, August 15, 2014

10 a.m.-Noon

Many people draw creative inspiration from nature. From poets to painters, the natural world has inspired great works of art and writing. Join our Park Ranger for a morning of natural creativity as we discover the artist and poet in each of us. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Rust House.

  

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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, or call 830.438.7653. 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

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 16, 2014

8-9 p.m.

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger for a presentation on the natural history of Texas bats. This PowerPoint presentation will also review the bats likely to be found in the Hill Country. 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.

Amazing Insects

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10-11:30 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.

 

Honey Creek at Night

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 23, 2014

8-10 p.m.

Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for hike to the beautiful Honey Creek under the cover of dark. Following a short presentation at the Rust House, you’ll head out in search of bats, fireflies, owls and more as we venture to the creek. Be sure to bring a flashlight. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). 

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 30, 2014

10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park to learn the basics of Geocaching. You’ll learn to use a GPS unit, and test your skills on the Park’s practice course. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Due to a limited number of GPS units, please email Park Ranger Craig Hensley at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a unit for you and your family. Please be sure to specify the a.m. or p.m. session. Please meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

 

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, August 30, 2014

8-9:30 p.m.

From frogs and toads, spiders, owls and more, we’ll head out in search of the critters that come out after the sun goes down. Following a presentation at the Amphitheatre, located behind the Discovery Center, we’ll head out to the river and beyond as we explore the night during this sure-to-be-fun evening hike. Please bring a flashlight. 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.