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March Programs

Bird in the Hand
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9 a.m.-Noon

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger and bird banding crew for a morning of up close, beak-to-nose looks at the songbirds of the park. From cardinals to chickadees, you’ll see and learn about local songbirds as well as what bird banding teaches us, and how you can help. This program will be held at the Amphitheatre at the Discovery Center and 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, March 8, 2014
7-9 p.m.

Join our Park Ranger and members from the San Antonio Astronomical Society for a fun-filled look at the night sky. We’ll check out seasonal constellations and learn about the stories of heroes, villains and princesses that adorn the night sky. We’ll then head out to look at the moon and other celestial wonders through our telescopes. This program will begin at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center inside 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).
Spring Break at the Park: Fishing 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Monday, March 10, 2014
9-11 a.m.

Get your Spring Break off to a great start 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).

Spring Break at the Park: Geocaching 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9-11 a.m.

Join Guadalupe River State Park to learn the basics of geocaching during Spring Break at the Park. You’ll learn to use a GPS unit, and test your skills on the Park’s practice course. You’ll meet at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Spring Break at the Park: Our Feathered Friends
Guadalupe River State Park
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
9 – 11 a.m.

We’re checking out our feathered friends at Guadalupe River State Park and you and your children are invited! We’ll take a look at birds through feathers, skulls and bones, go on a bird walk with real       binoculars and end the morning by banding a live bird or two. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).
Spring Break at the Park: Stories in the Stars
Guadalupe River State Park
Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for a Spring Break in the Park night of stargazing fun. We’ll check out seasonal constellations and learn about the stories of heroes, villains and princesses that adorn the night sky. We’ll then head out to look at the moon, Jupiter and other celestial wonders through our telescopes. This program will begin at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center inside 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).

Spring Break at the Park: Mammal Mania
Guadalupe River State Park
Friday, March 14, 2014
2-3:30 p.m.
If your child likes bats, raccoons, deer and other hairy critters, then join Guadalupe River State Park for a Spring Break afternoon of mammal mania. We’ll discover just what makes a mammal a mammal and take a look at skulls, skins and other cool stuff. We end with a walk along our trails to search for tracks, scat and other signs of their presence. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 Fishing 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 15, 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).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 15, 2014
7-8:30 p.m.

We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for owls that inhabit Guadalupe River State Park. Join the Park Ranger to 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 Amphitheatre at the Discovery Center and 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, March 22, 2014
10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.

Join Guadalupe River State Park for to learn the basics of Geocaching. You’ll learn to use a GPS unit, and test your skills on the Park’s practice course. Please call 830.438.7653 to register for either the morning or afternoon program. You’ll meet at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Slitherin’ Snakes Alive!
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 22, 2014
7:30-8:30 p.m.

They are slimy and sting and chase you and…well, maybe not! Snakes are fascinating creatures with wonderful adaptations and life histories – and Texas has a LOT of them! Join Guadalupe River’s Park Ranger for a PowerPoint presentation about our Texas snakes. You’ll learn how they survive, their value to the natural world and which ones live in the park. You’ll even meet a live one up close and personal. Meet at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center for this presentation. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily entry fee (children 12 and under are free). 

Amazing Adaptations
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 29, 2014
10-11:30 a.m.
From hard shells to the ability to hide in plain sight, animals (and plants) have a wide variety of adaptations that help them survive. Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a look at the amazing adaptations of our local plant and animal life followed by a nature walk to discover firsthand how they do it. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Who Goes There?
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:30-9 p.m.

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley for a walk in search of signs of wildlife along the Park’s trails after the sun goes down. From hooting owls to spider eyes to bats overhead, we’ll put on our detective hats to see who’s out and about. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).