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    Padre Island

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Programs offered at Padre Island National Seashore for January-March, 2015:

  • Birding Tour - 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9:30 a.m. only on Sunday. Take a 2-3 hour guided driving tour around Padre Island to observe birds in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars and bird guide (extras are available). Space in the tour vehicle is limited; call 361-949-8069 for reservations.
  • Beach Walk - 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays. Come along on a leisurely 45-60 minute walk with a ranger and learn about what makes Padre Island National Seashore such a special and important place. Bring a hat or other items appropriate for the weather. This light stroll is suitable for all ages.
  • Plant Walk - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Enjoy a stroll through rare coastal prairie habitat and learn about the beautiful native wildflowers and plants that cover much of the island.
  • Deck Talk - 1:00 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Join a ranger for an informal 30-45 minute talk on various aspects of the island's natural & cultural history, or to learn about fascinating items that have been found on Padre Island's coastline.
  • Birding Class - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Learn how to select the right binoculars and what birding terms really mean. The Birding Class will compare several of the birding field guides that are available, and provide tips on finding good birding locations.
  • Evening Program - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Enjoy a starlit, 45-60 minute program on various topics at the Malaquite Campground Amphitheater. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held at the Malaquite Pavilion Auditorium.
  • Junior Ranger - daily during Visitor Center hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a self-paced program for individuals usually ranging from ages 5-12, but anyone is welcome to participate. Upon completion of the booklet, each participant is awarded an official Junior Ranger badge and certificate, and is sworn in as a National Park Service Junior Ranger. Program booklets and pencils are available at the visitor center.

Programs may be subject to change. For more information, call the Malaquite Visitor Center at 361-949-8069.


Programs offered at Padre Island National Seashore for December 1-31, 2014:

  • Birding Tour - 9:30 a.m. daily and 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Take a 2-3 hour guided driving tour around Padre Island to observe birds in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars and bird guide (extras are available). Space in the tour vehicle is limited; call 361-949-8069 for reservations.
  • Beach Walk - 11:00 a.m. on Mondays and Saturdays. Come along on a leisurely 45-60 minute walk with a ranger and learn about what makes Padre Island National Seashore such a special and important place. Bring a hat or other items appropriate for the weather. This light stroll is suitable for all ages.
  • Butterfly Walk - Offered November 4th - December 23rd. 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Enjoy a casual 30-45 minute walk looking for and learning about the many beautiful butterflies that occur in the park.
  • Deck Talk - 1:00 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays. Join a ranger for an informal 30-45 minute talk on various aspects of the island's natural & cultural history, or to learn about fascinating items that have been found on Padre Island's coastline.
  • Birding Class - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Learn how to select the right binoculars and what birding terms really mean. The Birding Class will compare several of the birding field guides that are available, and provide tips on finding good birding locations.
  • Junior Ranger - daily during Visitor Center hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a self-paced program for individuals usually ranging from ages 5-12, but anyone is welcome to participate. Upon completion of the booklet, each participant is awarded an official Junior Ranger badge and certificate, and is sworn in as a National Park Service Junior Ranger. Program booklets and pencils are available at the visitor center.

Programs may be subject to change. For more information, call the Malaquite Visitor Center at 361-949-8069.


What's the Best Way to Stay Connected?
Padre Island National Seashore has two Facebook pages for you to stay connected to what is happening in the park.

Click here for Padre Island National Seashore's main Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/nps.pais

Click here for Division of Sea Turtle Science & Recovery's Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/nps.pais.seaturtles

 
 
 

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