This Week: Turtle Patrol, Star Party, and Geocaching 101 at Galveston State Park


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The Galveston State Park has numerous events going on this month. These events are fun for the entire family. Most events are free, however, you must pay $5 to get into the park. Galveston State Park is located on the west end of the Island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. Events are:

August 2nd (8-10:30am) – Morning Paddle – Join this paddling program, ages 13 years and up. In this session you will receive quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip with Ranger Lisa into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Limited spaces are available, and reservations are required.

August 4th, 11th, 18th (6:30-7:30pm) – Turtle Patrol – Become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. Take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.

August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (10-11:30am) – Beach Exploration – Hunt for Island treasures with a knowledgeable guide. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway.

August 5th, 12th, 19th (3:30-4:30pm) – Star Party (Sun Fun!) – On August 21st, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — an eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty: the Moon blocks the Sun; daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. This event is your guide to understand, prepare for, and view this beautiful celestial event.

August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration – Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise – Galveston Bay.

August 12th and September 9th (1-2pm) – Geocaching 101 – Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. “Geo” = Earth, “cache” = something hidden, like treasure or supplies.

August 19th (9am-12 noon) – Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event – Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No fishing license necessary.

August 26th (5:30-8pm) – Sunset Paddle – Join this adult paddling program. In this session you will receive quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Limited spaces are available, and reservations are required.

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