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June Programs

River Wonders
Guadalupe River State Park
Wednesday, June 17
2-4 p.m.

While you are enjoying the cool water of the Guadalupe River, take a little time to explore its wild side. We’ll be at the river bank under our canopy with nets and buckets. Stop by and you and your children can borrow a net or two and go on a hunt for fish, tadpoles and aquatic insects of all kinds. We’ll help you figure out everything from who’s who to where they fit in the cycle of life of the river. Stop by anytime between two and four o’clock.

Friday Morning Story Time: Hurry and the Monarch
Guadalupe River State Park
Friday, June 19
9-10 a.m.

Join Ranger Craig for a reading of the wonderful children’s book “Hurry and the Monarch.” We’ll meet at the Discovery Center and head over to the Reading Tree, followed by a look at butterfly and turtle 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).

Geocaching 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, June 20
9:30-11:30 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 a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Basics of Archery
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, June 21
9:30-11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Take a break from your visit to the river to learn the skills of archery. Among the safest of outdoors skills, we’ll teach you the proper way to stand, hold and safely shoot arrows during this program, including a friendly team competition at the end. We are offering this program at three different times during the day. Each time slot is limited to the first 25 archers that arrive at the scheduled time. We will provide all the equipment. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park at either 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. These sessions are for children ages 10 and up, as well as adults. For more information, please contact 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).

River Wonders
Guadalupe River State Park
Wednesday, June 24
2-4 p.m.

While you are enjoying the cool water of the Guadalupe River, take a little time to explore its wild side. We’ll be at the river bank under our canopy with nets and buckets. Stop by and you and your children can borrow a net or two and go on a hunt for fish, tadpoles and aquatic insects of all kinds. We’ll help you figure out everything from who’s who to where they fit in the cycle of life of the river. Stop by anytime between two and four o’clock.

Frankie the Free-tailed Bat Puppet Show
Guadalupe River State Park
Friday, June 26
9:30-10 a.m.

Join guest TPWD bat expert and Old Tunnel State Park’s Nyta Brown and Ranger Craig for a special puppet show about Frankie the Free-tailed Bat. This puppet show tells the story of Frankie’s first flight out of her cave in search of a meal and the critters she meets along the way. Your youngsters will enjoy this interactive as well as a look at the world of bats through artifacts and more. 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).

River Critters
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, June 27
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Join Rangers Craig and Jen at Guadalupe River State Park as we wade into the Guadalupe River in search of tadpoles, fish, insects and more during this sure-to-be-fun morning activity. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.  Be sure to dress to get wet as we will get in the water! This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Stories in the Stars
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, June 27
8:30-10:30 p.m.

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for an evening of stargazing with members from 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, moon, Jupiter and other celestial wonders through our telescopes. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

Basics of Archery
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, June 28
9:30-11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Take a break from your visit to the river to learn the skills of archery. Among the safest of outdoors skills, we’ll teach you the proper way to stand, hold and safely shoot arrows during this program, including a friendly team competition at the end. We are offering this program at three different times during the day. Each time slot is limited to the first 25 archers that arrive at the scheduled time. We will provide all the equipment. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park at either 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. These sessions are for children ages 10 and up, as well as adults. For more information, please contact 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).