Friday, June 20, 2008

Noble Work in Texas

Some good programs at a Texas State Park.
Operations have been on an upswing since fall at Guadalupe River State Park, where new staff and a series of family-friendly nature programs are attracting tourists from around the state.

“The turnout really has been wonderful,” said GRSP official Joan Nitschke, “and I think the biggest success that we’ve had the most fun with are the afternoon programs with the children.”

With titles like “Fun in the Summer: Bountiful Bugs” — that ran last week, in fact — the hands-on series has proven to be a draw for children as well as parents, and there’s plenty on the schedule to satisfy all ages and interests.

There’s also “‘Kids in Nature Water Wonder,’ where they actually get in the river with dip nets and buckets and search for aquatic bugs and tadpoles,” Nitschke said. “The kids absolutely love it, and before long the parents absolutely do too.”
Texas has been a leader in getting kids connected to nature and programs like this show it.

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