Archive for March 30th, 2012

State Parks: Interpretive Programs

Friday, March 30th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

You’ve heard the expression that every picture tells a story. Well, so does every state park—with the help of interpretive programs. Bryan Frazier explains.

62—I think what people find when they go to any state park is that that particular state park has a unique story to tell. And one of the most popular things at a state park is maybe one of the most undersold—and that is our interpretive programs.

And that’s everything from a birding hike, or a tour with a master naturalist about the native plants. Things that give education and enlightenment, but that are also really enjoyable for park visitors to just simply find out more about what’s going on in their state park.

And I do have to say that our state park staff here in Texas do an outstanding job. Almost all of these programs are listed on the parks’ individual websites under the calendar of events so you can plan it weeks or months out.

Sometimes these programs are free, and sometimes there’s a modest fee for these interpretive programs. But either way, I just really want to encourage people that when they’re outside and enjoying the state parks and the beauty of nature and getting out for spring—try to find out what interpretive programs are going on.

Thanks, Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.