Archive for September 5th, 2008

Texas Outdoor Families–What to Expect a Workshop

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops, whether they take place in community parks or state parks, offer families an unparalleled opportunity to learn new skills or hone existing skills that will make any overnight camping experience one to remember.

During workshops, families work together to set up and break down camp [:03 hammering tent stakes]. Be sure to give everyone a job so the tent and campsite go up quickly.

Fishing is another weekend workshop favorite.

Oh, you’ve got a bass. Whoa, that’s huge; that’s bigger than mine, I think. Whoa, my dad’s gonna be happy.

Other activities include guided nature hikes, navigation work, trail exploration, kayaking and one of my favorites, outdoor cooking. During the workshop, coordinator, Ashley Matthews, shows families how to cook in foil packs.

We call ’em “tin turtles” in my business. One of the first tricks is to make sure you buy heavy-duty aluminum foil. The other key to this is you don’t overload your foil meal. If you put too many things in this envelope, you won’t get it cooked at the right temperature.

That’s just a taste of what to expect during a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop.

That’s our show for today, with support from Toyota. To learn about upcoming Texas Outdoor Family workshops at local parks and state parks, visit For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.