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May
26
Sat
2018
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Turtle Patrol

Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.

During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us.

You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.

We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.


Where: Day use picnic area to begin

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

Before you can join us:
• Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle)
• All children must be accompanied by an adult

What to expect:
• Great family fun for all ages.
• Prepared for physical activity
• Small group instruction and guide
• 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
• Restrooms available
• Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach


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May
27
Sun
2018
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Turtle Patrol

Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.

During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us.

You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.

We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.


Where: Day use picnic area to begin

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

Before you can join us:
• Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle)
• All children must be accompanied by an adult

What to expect:
• Great family fun for all ages.
• Prepared for physical activity
• Small group instruction and guide
• 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
• Restrooms available
• Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach


All Dates for This Event




May
28
Mon
2018
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!

Uncover a new way to be inspired by nature!

Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies ready and available for use. Fun for the whole family!


Where: We will meet at the day use beach, near the boardwalk, for spectacular views and a quick art lesson. In case of inclement weather, please check with park headquarters.

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

What to expect:

This introductory painting program will review the important skills of water coloring and give visitors a chance to create their own painting. Everyone is invited for this easy lesson, but pets must be on leash. ADA accessible beach wheelchair available to rent at main park office. Restroom access.

**Groups larger than 15 people, please contact Ranger Lisa for a private event.

What to bring:
• Creativity or curiosity
• Beach towel (to sit on, or just plop down on the sand with me)
• Water for you to drink
• Comfortable shoes or go barefoot!


All Dates for This Event




Jun
2
Sat
2018
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Turtle Patrol

Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.

During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us.

You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.

We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.


Where: Day use picnic area to begin

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

Before you can join us:
• Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle)
• All children must be accompanied by an adult

What to expect:
• Great family fun for all ages.
• Prepared for physical activity
• Small group instruction and guide
• 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
• Restrooms available
• Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach


All Dates for This Event




Jun
6
Wed
2018
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects




Jun
9
Sat
2018
Children’s Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden @ Mercer Botanic Gardens | Humble | Texas | United States


Children’s Garden Grand Opening at Mercer Botanic Garden

Children and families are invited to the Grand Opening of the Children’s Garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens! Join us to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with fun activities and learning experiences for the whole family.

This area was designed with our littlest gardeners in mind to help connect children to plants through hands-on learning opportunities. This garden includes sensory plants, a “plant zoo”, and even fun water play!

Children thrive in a natural environment and we want to make sure they feel welcome outdoors. This is a safe space where children and families can explore and learn to love nature together!

Family Adventures on the Bay @ Trinity Bay Discovery Center
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Adventures on the Bay @ Trinity Bay Discovery Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Family Adventures on the Bay

Family Adventures on the Bay is designed to introduce the natural wonders of Galveston Bay as well as foster family togetherness. During this 2-hour family event, an environmental educator leads activities intended for participation from the entire family. Participants will be introduced to the Galveston Bay estuary and watershed by exploring the natural features of the area at the Trinity Bay Discovery Center, a 17.65-acre preserve and education facility located in Beach City.

2018 Programs:

Sensational Bay!

  • Use your five senses to investigate the Bay while expressing your creative side and practicing investigative skills using a variety of scientific tools.
  • Dates:
    • July 14, 2018

Fishtastic Bay!

  • Spend your morning practicing your fishing skills and studying fish diversity found in the Bay. (Catch and release fishing with our certified Angler Instructor. Adults must have a fishing license to fish.)
  • Dates:
    • May 19, 2018
    • October 6, 2018

Oysterific Bay!

  • Learn why oyster reefs are so important to Galveston Bay. Families will participate in hands-on activities involving oyster biology and reef ecology.
  • Dates:
    • June 9, 2018
    • September 22, 2018

Colors of the Bay – Member Exclusive Event!

  • Join us at sunset to create your own watercolor masterpiece. All materials will be provided.
  • Date: June 14, 2018

Stars and S’mores – Member Exclusive Event!

  • Enjoy s’mores while learning about astronomy and stargazing. Members are welcome to bring their own telescope!
  • Date: October 26, 2018

General Program Details:

  • Time: 9-11am
  • Price: $10 per person, children under 5 are free
  • Location: Trinity Bay Discovery Center, 12110 FM Rd 2354, Baytown, TX

Member Exclusive Event Details:

  • Time:  Sunset
  • GBF members only
  • Price: $15 per person, children under 5 are free
  • Location: Trinity Bay Discovery Center, 12110 FM Rd 2354, Baytown, TX

Notes:

  • A minimum of 10 people must register for event to occur.
  • Each Family Adventures on the Bay program is designed for full family participation. Adults must accompany their children during each activity. We highly suggest leaving phones in your car or bag for safety purposes as well as allowing yourselves to have some tech-free family time.
  • Be prepared to get wet and dirty as you immerse yourself in the local nature of the Bay! More information on how to prepare for an enjoyable and safe experience will be emailed prior to the event date.

 




Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Turtle Patrol

Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.

During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us.

You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.

We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.


Where: Day use picnic area to begin

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

Before you can join us:
• Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle)
• All children must be accompanied by an adult

What to expect:
• Great family fun for all ages.
• Prepared for physical activity
• Small group instruction and guide
• 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
• Restrooms available
• Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach


All Dates for This Event




Jun
13
Wed
2018
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beach Paint Party @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States

Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!

Uncover a new way to be inspired by nature!

Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies ready and available for use. Fun for the whole family!


Where: We will meet at the day use beach, near the boardwalk, for spectacular views and a quick art lesson. In case of inclement weather, please check with park headquarters.

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

What to expect:

This introductory painting program will review the important skills of water coloring and give visitors a chance to create their own painting. Everyone is invited for this easy lesson, but pets must be on leash. ADA accessible beach wheelchair available to rent at main park office. Restroom access.

**Groups larger than 15 people, please contact Ranger Lisa for a private event.

What to bring:
• Creativity or curiosity
• Beach towel (to sit on, or just plop down on the sand with me)
• Water for you to drink
• Comfortable shoes or go barefoot!


All Dates for This Event




Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Summer Gator Tales

For Pre-school children and parents.

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29.

Monthly Themes

June – Water, Water Everywhere

July – Wetland Animals

August – Wonderful World of Insects