Interpretive programs

Ranger Programs (Jan. 1 - Feb. 29, 2016)

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Birding Tour - Morning 9:30 a.m. X X X X X X X
Beach Walk 11:00 a.m. X X X X
Plant Walk* 11:00 a.m. X
Deck Talk 1:00 p.m. X X X X X
Birding Class 1:00 p.m. X X
Evening Program 7:00 p.m. X
Birding Tour - Afternoon 2:30 p.m. X X X X X X

* Plant walk begins February 3, 2016

Program Descriptions
Birding Tour Take a 2-3 hour guided van tour around Padre Island to observe birds in their natural habitat. For visitors without binoculars or bird guides, loaners are available. Reservations may be made up to 24 hours ahead. Call 361-949-8068.
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.
Plant Walk* Enjoy a casual 30-45 minute walk looking for and learning about the many beautiful native wildflowers & plants found in the park. Program starts Feb. 3.
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.
Evening Program Enjoy a starlit ranger-led program. Meet at the Malaquite Campground amphitheater.


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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