Refuge Celebration Day at Aransas NWR
Visit Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for a FREE, family-friendly, fun day outdoors! Activities include archery and BB gun shooting, kids? fishing, cast netting lessons, crafts, kayaking, junior wildland firefighter events, face painting, casting and fly fishing practice, wildlife games, and more. You can also meet some of the fish and other live critters that live in our local bays, prairies, and wetlands, try your hand at nature sketching, participate in a photo scavenger hunt, and learn about how scientists sample our local bays and estuaries.
The Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department will offer burgers, chips, and drinks for sale, so bring your appetite! We are excited to work with some of our great partners on this event: Friends of Aransas and Matagorda Island, Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries and Goose Island State Park, Texas Master Naturalist Mid-Coast Chapter, Flatsworthy, Inc., and the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.
photo credits: Joe Saenz/USFWS