Interpretive programs

Ranger Programs (Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015)

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Birding Tour - Morning 9:30 a.m. X X X X
Beach Walk 11:00 a.m. X X
Butterfly Walk 11:00 a.m. X
Deck Talk 1:00 p.m. X X X
Birding Class 1:00 p.m. X
Arts in the Park 1:00 p.m. X
Birding Tour - Afternoon 2:30 p.m. X X X

Program Descriptions
Birding Tour 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.
Beach Walk Join a ranger for a leisurely 45-60 minute walk to learn what makes Padre Island National Seashore 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 Enjoy a casual 30-45 minute walk looking for and learning about the many beautiful butterflies that occur in the park.
Deck Talk Join a ranger for an informal 30-45 minute talk on various aspects of the island's natural and cultural history, or to learn about fascinating items that have been found on Padre Island's coastline.
Birding Class 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.
Arts in the Park Find Your Park through art! This arts and crafts class is free, and all materials are provided. Activities may vary from week to week.

Please note that all programs are subject to change. For more information, please call the Malaquite Visitor Center at (361) 949-8068.

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