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September Programs

Bird in the Hand

Saturday, September 5

9 a.m.-Noon

Guadalupe River State Park

 

Looking for a great way to introduce your children to the wonder of birds? Then join Park Ranger and bird bander Craig Hensley for a morning of nose-to-beak looks at our native songbirds. From cardinals to goldfinches, you and your children will learn about the science and art of bird banding and how you can help. Meet us at the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 

 

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 5

8-9:30 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).

 

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Sunday, September 6

 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

 

Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to learn the skill of archery through a disciplined approach. We’ll take the first 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov  if you have questions. We provide all the equipment. Please note this is for persons ages 10 and up. 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 

Saturday, September 12

9-11 a.m.

Guadalupe River State Park

 

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).

Creatures of the Night

Saturday, September 12

8-9:30 p.m.

Guadalupe River State Park

 

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).

 

Honey Creek Bird Walk

Guadalupe River State Park

Sunday, September 13

8-11 a.m.

Join Ranger Craig for a bird walk around Honey Creek State Natural Area. You’ll need to arrive with vehicle at the front gate at 8 a.m. sharp, at which time we’ll drive to the Spring Branch road entrance. We’ll provide a limited number of binoculars. This walk will encompass two miles or so and is for anyone ages 10 and up. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 

Nature Explorers: Water Wonders

Friday, September 18

9-11 a.m.

Guadalupe River State Park

 

Looking for a way to engage your homeschoolers in the natural world? Then join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig for a year-long, monthly series during which your children will be immersed in the nature of the Park and Honey Creek. Each two-hour session will feature a topic for exploration. We’ll kick this adventure off with a look at the life in and around the river so be sure to dress your child and yourself to get wet. Nature Explorers is designed for children ages 5 to 10. For more information about Nature Explorers, please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov.  This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Discovery Center.

 

Bugs-R-Us

Saturday, September 19

10-11:30 a.m.

Guadalupe River State Park

 

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.

 

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 19

7:30-9:30 p.m.

 

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

 

 

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 26

9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Join our Park Ranger 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 a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 

Prowlin’ for Owls

Saturday, September 26

7:30-9 p.m.

Guadalupe River State Park

 

We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for Barred and possibly other owls that inhabit Guadalupe River State Park. Join the Park Ranger learn about owls and their amazing adaptations as well as who’s whooooo among the owls of Texas. This program will be held at the amphitheater at the Discovery Center and is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Sunday, September 27

 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

 

Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to learn the skill of archery through a disciplined approach. We’ll take the first 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov  if you have questions. We provide all the equipment. Please note this is for persons ages 10 and up. 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.