This Month: Turtle Patrol & Geocaching at Galveston Island State Park


The Galveston Island State Park has numerous events going on this summer. 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 Events are:

August 19th, 26th, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (10-11:30am): Bay Exploration – This is a hands-on discovery of what’s lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Come join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise – Galveston Bay.

August 18th, 25th, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (10-11am): Beach Exploration – Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. You will begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning!

September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th  (1-2pm): Geocaching 101 – High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop provides high-tech treasure hunting basics and clues to your next wild adventure. 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 17th (6-7pm): Turtle Patrol – This is a sunset hike for sea turtle conservation. Do you love sea turtles? Us too! Citizen scientists like you are needed for turtle patrol and hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitats, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters.

September 22nd – GISP One Night Event for 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! For a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop, go to the website.

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