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March Programs

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, March 12, 2016
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
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7-8:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join our Park Ranger for a presentation on our only flying mammals. You’ll learn what’s true and what’s not about our bats and who’s who among Texas bats. We’ll even take a short walk to listen for them using a bat detector. 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-Who Goes There? – Honey Creek
Monday, March 14, 2016
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

While we don’t always see them, creatures of all kinds leave behind signs of their presence. Join our Park Rangers for a walk on the wild side into Honey Creek State Natural Area as we search for tracks and other traces of the critters that call this place home. Please meet at the Rust House. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).  

Spring Break-Archery in the Park
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
9-10:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join trained archery instructors Craig Hensley and Laura Horner for a basic archery program. You will learn the 11 steps to archery success, receive a thorough safety orientation and practice your newly learned skills at our archery range. This program is for ages 10 and up. We will take the first 25 people on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. We provide all the equipment. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Rust House.

Spring Break-Bird in the Hand
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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).

Spring Break-Geocaching 101
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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 $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Spring Break-Outdoor Cooking Skills 101
Friday, March 18, 2016
9-10:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

NEW program here at the park. Come learn the basic of outdoor cooking in a Dutch oven and a little history too. Please be aware that this program is limited to the first five families/people that sign up for each session. Please bring a spoon and a plate for sampling the goodies that we make. There will be some recipes to take home with you. Please email Ranger Laura at laura.horner@tpwd.texas.gov to sign up. Please meet at the Rust House. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Spring Break - Wildflower Walkabout
Friday, March 18, 2016
10 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Craig Hensley, Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a walk in search of spring wildflowers along the trails. Please meet at the Park headquarters. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). We will meet at the Park Headquarters.

Insect Safari 
Saturday, March 19, 2016
9:30-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join our Park Rangers 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 amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center.

Stories in the Stars
Saturday, March 19, 2016
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 Jupiter, 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).

Archery in the Park
Saturday, March 26, 2016
10-11:30 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities and here is your chance to learn this wonderful outdoor skill at Guadalupe River State Park. 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-serve basis for each time slot. Please email laura.horner@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 $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Rust House.

A Froggin’ We Will Go
Saturday, March 26, 2016
8-9:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Park Ranger Laura for a look at the world of frogs and toads. Following a presentation at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center, you’ll head to the river in search of the frogs and toads themselves. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).