Galveston Island State Park Offers Winter Activities
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:
January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th (1-2pm) – Winter Birding 101 – Ranger Lisa leads a great family-friendly course on some of the most common birds during the winter. Binoculars are available to borrow for the program. Get a checklist, find the hotspots, and delve into the best winter birds the island has to offer. Join the group at the Nature Center to get started and seek wildlife in the air, on the ground, and in the water.
January 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (10-11am) – Beachcombing 101 – Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition. Cold winter water makes this the best time for beachcombing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet. Start at the Nature Center for a brief park orientation before caravaning to the beach where you will review the basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before treasure hunting.
January 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th (3-4pm) – Bay Tower Hiking – Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below. Discover casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston Bay on your way to an observation tower.
January 20th, February 17th (6-7pm) – Stargazing 101 – Join Ranger Lisa on a cool evening night hike and learn about the importance of the dark and our connection to the stars overhead. Dress warm and be prepared to be outside.
March 3rd, May 12th, June 16th (9:30-11:30am) – Texas Outdoor Family – Join for a 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.