Turtle Patrol and Beach Hike

Citizen scientists work with Ranger Lisa to patrol the beach on a sunset hike.

When Jul 11, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Every week until Jul 25, 2014
Where Galveston Island State Park
Contact Name Lisa Reznicek
Contact Email
Contact Phone (409) 737-1222

While most of us are getting ready to relax for the weekend and eat dinner, park rangers continue their work and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help and join us.

You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's ridley sea turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore the dunes for animals, such as fish, mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Kemp's Ridley nesting

We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, evening beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.

When: Most Fridays from 7-8 pm

Where: Day use picnic area to begin

Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join

Before you can join us:

  • Park entry fee paid before trip
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult

 What to expect:

  • Great family fun for all ages.
  • Prepared for physical activity
  • Small group instruction and guide
  • 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
  • Restrooms available
  • Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach

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