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Art in the Park: Winter Pastels

Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will head out onto the trails on the east side of the park to find inspiration. Using pastels and clipboards, we will create several small pastel drawings out in the park. Encounter the tree that inspired Mayor Phil Hardberger, explore the Borrow Pit, and learnRead More


Saturday SEAM Series: Weather Wonders

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, TX, United States

Join us as we explore the fun, and sometimes wild, weather Spring brings to South Texas. Students will create tornado tubes and home made quicksand, learn how lightning is made, and put a cloud in a bottle!



Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, United States

ZimSculpt features more than 100 sculptures carved from various types of stone found in Zimbabwe. Live sculptors will be on site carving statues for the duration of the exhibit, which runs April 15-July 30, 2023. Botanic gardens are the perfect venue for sculptures, and this exhibit makes its Fort Worth premiere at the Fort WorthRead More


Spring Festival on the Katy Prairie Preserve

Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX 77484 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX, United States

Join us for the Spring Festival on the Katy Prairie Preserve! Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy FREE photos in the wildflowers, kite flying, prairie seed ball making, bluegrass music, food trucks, bird watching, insect sweep netting, and more! No registration needed.


Hill Country Alliance Annual Photo Contest


The Hill Country Alliance’s 17th annual Hill Country photo contest is HAPPENING NOW and this year’s theme is “Home in the Hill Country." As more and more people call the Hill Country home, many of the region’s most special qualities – like sweeping open spaces, clear flowing waters, tranquil state parks, and starry night skiesRead More



Waterloo Park 500 East 12th Street, Austin, TX, United States

Wild Spirit Wild Places® is pleased to present, SEEING BEES, a free outdoor art installation featuring the artwork of world-renowned photographer Dan Winters, will be on display at Waterloo Park starting April 23, 2022 through May 2023. The exhibition will be open daily during park hours. The exhibition is free to the public and engagingRead More


Children’s Nature Class – Nature Journaling with Watercolor

Colorado River Refuge/Bastrop County Nature Park Outdoor Classroom 375 Riverside Dr., Bastrop, TX, United States

Join us May 10th at the Colorado River Refuge/Bastrop County Nature Park for a morning outdoors learning about keeping a nature journal, with a special activity learning to capture the birds we see with watercolor paints! This class is lead by our knowledgeable Lost Pines Master Naturalists leaders and includes both listening and activity time.Read More


Enchanted Rock Day Trip

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area 16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX, United States

Join Families in Nature for an afternoon at one of the most magical parks in Texas, Enchanted Rock! From breath taking geology to rare and vulnerable habitats this park is full of natural wonders. Hike the summit with us for stunning panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country, bring your binoculars and spend the dayRead More


Saturday SEAM Series: Exciting Engineering

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, TX, United States

Put your thinking and building skills to the test and learn some of the principles of engineering during this fun, hands-on engineering program. Activities include Aluminum Foil Boat Design, Egg Drop, and Paper Ball Run.


Fly Like a Bird – Kite Day

Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Bring some friends or family for a morning walk in the park! We'll have a kite-making table at the Open Fields by the Blue Playground and bubbles. We'll also have a discovery table with nature items to help you learn about birds and other flying wildlife here at the park! Afterward, take a walk inRead More


Storytime: Water Water Everywhere

Phil Hardberger Park Children's Nature Play Area 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Join Ms. Wendy and Mobi to hear stories about water, do cloud painting, learn about water from SAWS, and take a walk to look at the water features in the park. We'll sing songs, read stories, have a make-and-take, and have some fun at our nature playground!


Art in the Park: Nature Inspired Monoprinting

Phil Hardberger Park, Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will go out onto the trails for an exercise in artistic observation and documentation! Then we'll return to the outdoor picnic tables to create our artworks. We'll use images of plants and animals, styrofoam plates, and basic techniques to try our hand at this introductoryRead More


Celebrate Cyanotype

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, TX, United States

Cyanotype, also known as a blueprint, is considered among the easiest and safest of all the historical printmaking methods. Using pretreated cyanotype flags, exposing using the sun and developing with water we will explore and document the natural vegetation around Headwaters at the Comal. Class will begin with a brief explanation and demo of theRead More