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Mission Tejas announces activity schedule for September, 2013

ALTO, August 26, 2013—Mission Tejas State Park has released their September schedule of events. With all the fun activities in store, Mission Tejas is sure to have something for the whole family to enjoy.

September activities include the following:

Sept. 7, 2013:  Art in the Park: Painting and Drawing, Inspiration from nature – a full day of art activities to encourage kids to examine the natural world from a new perspective. Some art supplies will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own. This event will take place at the park pavilion. There will be four different activities, with a one hour break for lunch. This activity is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3p.m.

Schedule of Activities for the day:

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Art Framing Nature - Participants will explore their surroundings, finding and framing their own natural art.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Past, Present, Future – Participants will discuss the history of the park, and draw how it might have looked hundreds of years ago, in the present, and in the future.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break - Lunch is not provided.  Please bring a picnic lunch.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Scavenged Art Assemblage - Scavenge for natural materials and create a piece of artwork.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Create a Critter - Using items found in the environment, participants will create insects, birds and other animals.

Sept. 14, 2013: Art in the Park: Nature Writing - Come and be inspired by nature. This day of writing activities will encourage kids to see the natural world in a whole new way.  Some supplies will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own. Event will begin at the park pavilion. There will be three different activities, with a one hour break for lunch. This event is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Schedule of Activities for the day:

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Log Poem - Participants will work together to create a poem inspired by nature, built one word at a time, painted on rocks, and left assembled for future visitors to see.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Nature Journaling - The group will be left to explore the area, observing everything around them. Assuming the role of "nature detective," the participants will try to observe and write down everything they can discover about what they see, hear or touch.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch - Lunch is not provided. Please bring a picnic lunch.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Nature News - What is happening in the forest today? Participants will play the role of journalists and reporters, finding the top stories in the forest. Once that's done, it’s time to work together to create a customized edition of the Nature News.

September 21, 2013: Art in the Park: Sights and Sounds - Seeing and hearing nature the natural way - Participants will listen and see the natural world up close.  Meet at the pavilion at 10 a.m. Event is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Schedule of Activities for the day:

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Sound Match - Mimic the music of nature in this fun partner game. Fun for all ages.

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt - After a brief introduction and orientation, participants will be given a scavenger hunt list and sent on their way. Visitors must provide their own digital camera. Remember to bring your picnic lunch.

1:00 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt Finale - The groups will rendezvous at the park pavilion, and we'll see who got the best photos.

September 28, 2013: Historic Sites Tour - A walk through 300 years of Texas history, beginning at The Rice Home at 1 p.m., moving to the Mission and then on to El Camino Real.  Visitors are welcome to attend all or only one section of the tour. Each section should take approximately 30-45 minutes. The tour will end by 3p.m.

All of Mission Tejas State Park’s programs are free.  There is a $2.00 park entry fee for all 13 years and over.  Children 12 and under are free.  Be sure to ask in the office about Park Passes.

Mission Tejas is located on Hwy 21, between Alto & Crockett.  Call 936-687-2394 with any questions. 

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