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March 2016 Programs

Stories in the Stars
Saturday, March 4
6:30-8:30 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).

GRSP Big Year Bird Walk
Sunday, March 5
8:30-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for the third in a series of Sunday morning walks in search of the birds of the Park as we add to our annual list. Please meet at the Discovery Center. We have a limited number of binoculars for loan. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Little Naturalists: Naturally Sense-sational!
Wednesday, March 8
10-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Bring your 3-6 year-olds to the park for a special morning of nature exploration at its best. We’ll spend the morning learning about and using our five senses to explore. We’ll also discover how other animals use their senses to explore the world, too! We’ll meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, March 11
9 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park         

Join Ranger Craig and his merry “band-ing” of volunteers for a morning of beak-to-nose looks at our area songbirds, from cardinals and goldfinches to titmice and chickadees. Join us any time during the morning at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a park pass or $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free).

Spring Break Honey Creek Hike
Tuesday, March 14
9-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join one of our trained Honey Creek Guides for a special spring break week hike to the beautiful Honey Creek. Along the way you will learn about both the cultural and natural history of the area. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park. Please note that a $2 donation is requested to help support the educational activities supported by the Friends group.

Spring Break Bugs-R-Us
Wednesday, March 15
9:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers. We’ll 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.

Spring Break Bird in the Hand
Thursday, March 16
9 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park         

Join Ranger Craig and his merry “band-ing” of volunteers for a morning of beak-to-nose looks at our area songbirds, from cardinals and goldfinches to titmice and chickadees. Join us any time during the morning at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a park pass or $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free).

Spring Break Archery in the Park
Friday, March 17
9-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Looking to learn a new skill? Then join us to learn the eleven steps to archery success and practice your new skills. This program will be held near the Rust House in the park and is open to anyone ages 10 and up. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

Geocaching 101
Saturday, March 18
1-3 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig to learn the skills and fun of geocaching – and then head out on our practice course to test yourself. We’ll provide the GPS units – one per family. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a unit for your family. Be sure to dress for the weather including long pants and close-toed shoes. Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

 Bats of Texas
Saturday, March 18
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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).

Who Goes There?
Saturday, March 25
1-2:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

While they are out there, we don’t always see them. Join Ranger Craig to learn what to look for to figure out what animals are out and about when we aren’t. From tracks and scat to other traces, we’ll become nature detectives out on the trails of the park. Meet at the amphitheater located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, March 25
8-9:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for a hootin’ good time as together we explore the world of our denizens of the dark. You’ll discover who’s whooooo among the owls of Texas and then head out in search of our resident Barred Owls. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes and meet at the amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.