Make it an Outdoor Valentine Day with the Family

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

A great way to show your family you care about them this Valentine’s Day—or any day—is to take everyone on an outdoor adventure to a nearby state park.

Doug Huggins, assistant complex superintendent at Bastrop State Park, located in the Pineywoods Region, says February, with its cool, crisp air, and minimal insect activity, is an ideal time to take the family outdoors. It’s recreational and educational.

Well, I believe nature is an educational tool, especially for your children. In the classroom you can look in a textbook… you might be able to look out the window, but whenever you’re in a park and you have the knowledgeable staff there to assist you in learning more about the natural environment, it adds a little bit of depth to the learning and the education that young folks need to be well-rounded in society.

I think it’s important that our message of conservation and public access and public use of our public lands is embedded in our younger children… they are the future or next generation or group of people that will be benefiting from what parks have to offer.

To find more about Bastrop State Park and other state park activities visit

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Alanna Jones… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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