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Outdoor Winter Fun at Galveston State Park

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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.

January 19th, 2019: Walk-About The Park

Save the date for this fun Nature Walk-About! Start the new year with some beautiful nature and family-friendly fun outdoor activities. The total distance for this walk will be about 3.5 miles and the surfaces will be mostly trails plus some pavement. Learn about the coastal prairie: How big is it? Is it growing or vanishing? Learn about its freshwater ponds and the critters that use them – you might be surprised! What role does fire play in the health of our coastal prairie? You can also throw seed balls to help restore the coastal prairie. A light breakfast will be served at 8:15am. There is no registration fee, but people who want a “free” tshirt must include with their registration a minimum donation of $10 to “FOGISP.” For more info call (409)370-7107 or go to fogisp.wordpress.com/nature-walk-about.

January 5th, 12th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 23rd (10-11am): Beachcombing 101 – Treasures await you at the water’s edge! Stretch your legs after the holiday meals and join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop and collecting expedition. Winter is the best time for beachcombing but dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet.

January 5th, 12th, 26th (3-4pm): Bay Tower Hike – Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below at this hike! You will be casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston Bay on your way to an observation tower.

January 4th, February 1st (5:30-6:30pm): Star Gazing 101 – The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Do you know your stars? Come out and learn some cool ways to learn them all.

January 18th (5:30pm): Full Moon Hike – Live by the sun, love by the moon! Ranger Lisa will take you on a short program and help you discover the mysteries of la luna, or the moon, while we explore the nightlife of Galveston Island State Park

January 12th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th (1:30pm): Birding 101 – This class is a relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families. Join on a brief birding orientation and hike to discover some of the great wildlife observation opportunities on Galveston Island. Binoculars, scope, and lots of information available to everyone.

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