The Galveston Island 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 Island 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:
May 19th, 26th (10-11am) – 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.
May 20th, 27th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration – Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise – Galveston Bay.
May 19th, 26th, 27th, June 2nd, 9th (4-5pm) – Turtle Patrol – Citizen scientists are needed for this turtle patrol and hike! During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. Come out and help endangered sea turtles.
June 16th (all day) – Galveston Island State Park: Texas Outdoor Family – Join this fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation. Go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 19th, 28th (5:30-6:30pm) – Zombie Apocalypse Hike – Could you survive and thrive on this short humorous hike? Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? This hike talks about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space.
May 19th, 26th (3-4pm) – Edible Plants Hike – Explore the wonders of foraging, as they present “Nature,” a lovely place where all your food comes from, not wrapped in plastic or homogenized, but blooming flowers, bountiful berries, and edible seeds and leaves. Ranger Lisa will lead a short presentation and prairie hike about edible plants.
May 26th (5:30-8:30pm) – Full Moon Paddle Tour – This late afternoon/evening adult kayak tour returns as the moon rises. RSVPs only. There is free gear rental for this guided trip into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Start at the Oak Bayou picnic area.
May 28th, June 13th, July 4th, August 8th (10-11am) – Beach Paint Party – Come out and join this watercolor painting lesson on the beach. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies are available for use.