Archive for September 20th, 2011

Learning About the Outdoors

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops 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, which take place at state parks throughout Texas, families work together to set up and break down camp [:04 hammering tent stakes]. Be sure to give everyone a job so the tent and campsite go up quickly.

Fishing is another weekend workshop favorite.

08—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, staff members show families how to cook in foil packs.

17—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. To learn about upcoming Texas Outdoor Family workshops at state parks, visit

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.