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March Programs

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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).

Batty About Bats
Saturday, March 7, 2015
7-8 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

We are extremely pleased to invite you to join special guest and TPWD bat expert Nyta Brown, Manager of Old Tunnel State Park, for a presentation on bats.  Her presentation will shed light on the amazing adaptations, diversity and lives of these denizens of the dark, from our local bats to bats around the world. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Bat-astic Geocaching!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley Old Tunnel’s Nyta Brown for a lesson on geocaching and during the process learn about the bats! We’ll teach you the basics of using a GPS unit and send you out in search of geocaches on our practice course. In the process you’ll discover the wonders of bats and why they are so important to us. This program will be held at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Who Goes There?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley for a walk in search of signs of wildlife along the Park’s trails. From tracks and scat to the animals themselves, we’ll put on our detective hats to see who’s been out and about. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 River Critters
Thursday, March 12, 2015
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join park staff 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).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Friday, March 13, 2015
7-8:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for Barred and possibly other owls that inhabit Guadalupe River State Park. Join the Park Ranger 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).

Bugs-R-Us
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join the Park Ranger 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.

 Honey Creek Night Hike
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for hike to the beautiful Honey Creek under the cover of dark. Following a presentation at the Rust House, you’ll head out in search of bats, owls and more as we venture to creek. Be sure to bring a flashlight. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 Storybook Trail
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a special morning of costumed characters, stories and trailside fun. You and your children will not only be introduced to a few costumed critters but wonderful stories about them, as well. Among the critters will be a spider, bat, squirrel and more. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center.

Bird in the Hand
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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).

 Fishing 101 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
9-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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).

Creek Critters
Friday, March 20, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join park staff as check out the critters that call Honey Creek home.  From tadpoles and fish to aquatic insects, you’ll have a unique opportunity to find out why Honey Creek is so special. This program is limited to the first 25 people that sign up. Please call Ranger Craig at 830.438.7653 or email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot. We will meet at the Rust House inside the Park.  Be sure to dress to get wet and be ready for a hike to get to the water. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
The Mysterious Case of the Guadalupe Fledermaus: A Ranger Sam Mystery
Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Ranger Sam is on the job again. There have been several strange occurrences at the park and we’ve called in our famous Ranger to solve the mystery.  Come on out and help figure out the mystery and learn how to use a GPS unit at the same time! This event is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). We’ll meet at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center.

 Mammal Mania
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for a fur-filled good time as we explore the skins, skulls, tracks and scat of our fur-covered friends. Following that we’ll head out on the trails to discover which ones have been out and about. This presentation will take place 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).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, March 21, 2015
7-8:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for Barred and possibly other owls that inhabit Guadalupe River State Park. Join the Park Ranger 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).

 Fishing 101 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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).

 Stories in the Stars
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, March 29, 2015
1-3 p.m.

Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to learn the skill of archery through a disciplined approach. There are a limited number of slots available for this session. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve your slot. Please note this is for persons ages 10 and up. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Rust House.