TPWD park rangers offering online programs through April
AUSTIN — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program is leading the #TexasOutdoorFamilyCampIn, a month long online initiative encouraging families to learn outdoor skills together. This series, taking place through April, will culminate in a statewide backyard or indoor camp-in on Saturday, May 2.
This online series consists of more than 30 programs promoting outdoor education while social distancing.
The #TexasOutdoorFamilyCampIn showcases live and pre-recorded programs through Facebook Live. Programs led by park rangers that will teach skills including:
• backyard camping ideas;
• outdoor tent and indoor fort set up;
• nature photography;
• virtual and backyard fire building;
• Dutch oven cooking and camping snacks;
• lessons on the night sky;
• Buffalo Solider history;
• fishing tips and identification;
• cowboy and Native American tales; and
• tips on camping with pets.
During a time when many Texas families are staying home, the #TexasOutdoorFamilyCampIn online program offers a way for families to spend time together learning new skills and enjoying the camping experience in their own way. Both backyard camping and indoor camp-in ideas will be shared, with easy and fun ideas and projects encouraging families to learn new skills.
The series will culminate in a state-wide community camp-in on Saturday, May 2, with rangers around the state broadcasting live from some of the most popular Texas state parks. Families are encouraged to submit indoor and outdoor “campsite” photos.
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