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July 2017 Programs

Mammal Mania
Saturday, July 1, 2017
9:30-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Rangers Patti and Allison for a look at the world of the furred, mammals. Using skulls and skins, you and your children will learn who’s who among our resident mammals and then head out on the trail in search of tracks and other traces of their presence. Please 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).

Creatures of the Night
Saturday, July 1, 2017
8:30-10 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).

GRSP Big Year Bird Walk
Sunday, July 2, 2017
6:30-10 a.m.

Join Ranger Craig for this on-going series of walks in search of all the birds that call the park and natural area home. For this special July 4th weekend, we are going to get a right ol’ early morning start by meeting at the front gate to the park at 6:30 sharp. Bring binoculars, a field guide and a sense of adventure. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Tracks and Traces Hike
Friday, July 7, 2017
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Patti for a hike in search of birds, bugs and more, all of whom call the park home. Bring water and your sense of adventure for this sure-to-be fun program. 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). 

Goodness Snakes Alive!
Friday, July 7, 2017
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for an introduction to the world of snakes. You’ll find out how they work, their value and even meet a live one up close and personal.  We’ll meet at the amphitheater located behind Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Fishing 101
Saturday, July 8, 2017
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

We are headin’ for the water to try our luck at fishing, and you are invited along! Bring your child(ren) and we’ll share tips for successful fishing – you’ll be giving them the gift of a lifetime. Meet promptly at the Discovery Center at 9 a.m. We are limited to the first 12 fishermen (ages 4 and up). Please email Ranger Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot for your children. Please provide their ages and names. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Aquatic Chorus
Saturday, July 8, 2017
8:00-9:00 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Ribbet, Chrip, Blurp! Join Rangers Meagan and Allison to go looking for a variety of frogs and toads around our park using both sight and sound. These fun amphibians know how to put on a show with a giant splash. We will meet at the amphitheater located behind the Discovery Center. Be sure to bring a flashing and water bottle. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Bugs-R-Us
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a morning of six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers! With nets in hand we’ll discover who’s who among world of insects. 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. 

Friday Morning Story Time: Lessons from a Rattlesnake
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for a reading of the insightful children’s book “Lessons from a Rattlesnake” by Michelle LoConte. We’ll meet at the Discovery Center and head over to the Reading Tree, then return to learn more about snakes through artifacts, and even meet a live, native snake by the name of Cornelius. 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).

All A-Buzz about Bees and other Pollinators
Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Get the buzz on bees and other pollinators that live in the park.  Join Rangers Patti and Allison for a short walk to find some of our pollinator stars at our Butterfly Habiscape.  You’ll then discover what pollinators do for us and we’ll “wrap” up the morning by making a take-home beeswax candle – and perhaps have a sweet treat, as well! Meet us at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

 

Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, July 15, 2017
8:30-10:00 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for the final owl prowl of the summer. We’ll learn about the owls of Texas and then head out in search of our resident Barred Owls and whoooo knows what else! Be sure to bring a flashlight and 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).

 

Geocaching 101
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:30-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache. 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 arrive on a first-come, first-served basis. Please 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).

 

Yucca with a Twist: Rope-making Fun
Friday, July 21, 2017 
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Meagan to learn how to make a rope out of yucca! You’ll learn how it was done before the advent of modern technology, as well as about the yuccas found in our area and other uses made of these important plants. This great activity for all ages will be held 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).

Bats of Texas
Friday, July 21, 2017
8:30-10 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Meagan for a look at the world of our only true flying mammals. From red bats to free-taileds, you will learn about the wide variety of bats that live in Texas as well as head out with our bat detectors in search of these nocturnal predators. 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).

Camping Games for the Entire Family
Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Rangers Allison and Patti for fun at the Discovery Center amphitheater. We’ll play camping games and show how to keep your little ones entertained while you are enjoying the park. Life is better outside-especially if you know some games to play! This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Evening Archery in the Park
Saturday, July 22, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for a evening of bows and arrows! You’ll learn safe techniques for archery success and get to hone your newly learned skills. We’ll meet at the Rust House to begin sharply at 7 p.m. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). 

Morning Story Time and Art Adventures
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a reading of “If You Hold A Seed” under the Park’s Story Time Tree.  Then join us at the Discovery Center to learn more about seeds and plants through art with your little ones.  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).

Mountain Pies and Banana Boats on the Campfire
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Rangers Patti and Allison are conjuring up some yummy campfire goodies on the campfire. You will learn how to make banana boats and mountain pies, and then get to eat these yummy snacks while relaxing around the fire. Meet Rangers at the Rust House. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Bugs-R-Us
Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a morning of six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers! With nets in hand we’ll discover who’s who among world of insects. 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
Saturday, July 29, 2017
8-10 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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 Amphitheatre, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).