RSVP for Programs & Events

Below is a listing of 2011 Programs and Events.  Please RSVP by contacting the organization directly by email or phone.

For this year’s event we have a 5K run scheduled for Sunday morning, May 8, at Mission County Park, Pavillion #2

  • $30 Registration Fee (until The Day Before The Race) $40 Race Day
  • Walk-In Early Registration:
    Now Through Friday, May 6 @ Fleet Feet Sports Or Soler's Sports
  • Race Day Registration:
    6:15am – 7:45am
  • Packet Pick-Up:
    Race Day From 6:15am – 7:45am At Race Site
  • Register Online

Birding and Nature oriented programs and Events are as follows. Please RSVP by contacting the organization directly by email or phone as listed below.

Event Organizers Note:  If you have corrections to your below listing, please send an email here with your corrections.

Friday May 6th Events

Type: Field Trip
Topic: Museum Reach of the San Antonio River
Title:  Museum Reach Walking Tour
Description: Participants will learn about the Museum Reach project and its associated art features. The walk will begin at the Park at Pearl, head south to Lexington Ave, and end at the Pearl. The tour is approximately 2.5 miles and will last about 2 hours.
Who Can Attend: Anyone
Maximum Number of Attendees: Unlimited
Entry Fee: None
Start Time: 7:00PM
Organizer: Maura Nowalk, San Antonio River Authority and the San Antonio River Foundation
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Park At Pearl
200 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, Texas  78215   Map
To RSVP call:  210-302-3286

Saturday May 7th Events

Type: Interpretive Trail Run
Topic: Basic Trail Running Tips/Nature and History of Government Canyon
Title:   NatureRun
Description: Join Resource Specialist Niki Lake and Champion Trail Runner Liza Howard on a 3.5 mile interpretive trail run in the backcountry of Government Canyon. There will be approximately 5 stops along the way in which you will learn about Government Canyon and get running tips from the best!I would like to speak to or email participants prior to event if possible to be sure they wear appropriate gear and are prepared.
Who Can Attend: 16 and older
Maximum Number of Attendees: 10
Entry Fee: $6 per person, or free with Texas State Park Pass
Start Time: 8:00 am
Organizer: Niki Lake, Government Canyon State Natural Area
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Road
San Antonio, Texas  78254  Map
To RSVP email or call:  210-688-9055 ext. 292

Type: Workshop
Topic: Beginning Birding
Title: Beginning Birding for Adults
Description: A three-hour program that combines classroom instruction with field experience. Taught by Tom and Patsy Inglet and focused on helping adult birders learn and improve their skills and enjoyment.
Who Can Attend: Adults
Maximum Number of Attendees: 25
Entry Fee: $5 for non-MLAC members
Start Time: 8:30 am
Organizer: Susan Albert, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
10750 Pleasanton Road
San Antonio, Texas 78221 Map
To RSVP call:  210-628-1639

Type: Bicycle Safety Education Program
Topic: Trail Safety and Bicycle Safety in the Natural Area
Title: Bicycle Safety
Description: Join Park Police Officers in learning about how to do an annual maintenance inspection on your bicycle. Learn safety issues, trail courtesy and take a ride on the trails with Park Police. In addition bicycle safety and trail information will be provided by the San Antonio Office of Environmental Policy and the San Antonio Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization. This event supports National Bike Month and other San Antonio bicycle events for the month can be found by visiting Park Police will help with the participants.
Who Can Attend: Recommended for children 6-12 years old
Maximum Number of Attendees: 50
Entry Fee: None, Suggested donation of $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family
Start Time: 9:00 am
Organizer: Susan Campbell, COSA Parks and Recreation Hardberger Park
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Phil Hardberger Park
13203 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78248 Map
To RSVP call:  210-207-3111

Type: Field Trip
Topic: Reptiles
Title: Turtles of South Texas
Description: Attendees will have a hands-on experience with turtles of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Attendees can learn about the different species of turtles in South Texas, and how they affect the ecology of the waterway systems – and how our impact on these systems affect the turtles. Attendees will observe turtle traps being pulled from the basins and see what we find – with five separate species of turtles on the MLAC property, it's never certain what you will get in the trap – even other animals all together! Event will primarily be held outdoors. Attendees should be prepared for sun exposure and bring good shoes, hats, water, and sun block.
Who Can Attend: Ages 5 and up
Maximum Number of Attendees: 20
Entry Fee: $2.00 per person entrance fee, children under age 5 are free. There is no extra charge for the event.
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Organizer: Andrea "Tertle Queen" Coleman
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 210-628-1639
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located at 10750 Pleasanton Rd. in San Antonio, Texas. The entrance gate to the Center is located in south San Antonio, on Moursund Blvd. Take loop 410, exit 46, Moursund Blvd and go south 0.7 mile. The gate is on the left. Map
To RSVP call:  210.488.0538

Type:   Volunteer Event
Topic:  Litter & Graffiti
Title:  Painting and Cleaning at Cathedral Rock Park
Description:  We would like volunteers to paint and pick up litter at Cathedral Rock Park.
Who Can Attend: Adults; Children (need to be accompanied by parent/authorized custodian)
Maximum Number of Attendees:  15-20
Entry Fee:  None
Start Time:  9:00 AM
Organizer:  Gabriela Tello, City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Venue, Address & Contact Info:  Cathedral Rock Park
8002 Grissom Road
San Antonio, TX  78251  Map
To RSVP email or call:  210-207-2899

Type: Ecology Hike
Topic: Area history, native flora, fauna, regional geology
Title: Ecology of Honey Creek State Natural Area
Description: Interpretive Guides Wilt Shaw & JW Pieper are both members of the Friends of Guadalupe River State Park/Honey Creek, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists and the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Participants on this two-mile leisurely hike will hear about the Texas Hill Country's diverse geology, recent historical heritage of Honey Creek, evolution from tall grass prairie to the present, local native fauna and flora to include facts and myths about mountain cedar and ball moss. The highlight will be seeing Honey Creek, one of Texas most beautiful natural wonders.
Who Can Attend: Anyone
Maximum Number of Attendees: 40
Entry Fee: Park entry fee: $7/person 13 years and older; The Friends of Guadalupe River State Park/Honey Creek is a 501 (c) (3) organization. We ask that a donation of $2 per person be given to support Park projects. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Organizer: Wilt Shaw, Friends of Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek, Inc
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Honey Creek State Natural Area located at Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX  78070  Map
To RSVP call:  830-438-2656

Type: Guest Experience
Topic: Bears
Title: Bear Appreciation Day-B.A.D
Description: Come to the San Antonio Zoo on May 7th to learn about bears that we share our planet with! You will experience animal close-ups from our animal ambassadors, kid friendly activities and more!! Event held 10:00 am-2:00 pm, free with Zoo admission.
Who Can Attend: Anyone
Maximum Number of Attendees: No max number
Entry Fee: Adults-$10.75, Seniors (62 +) $8.00, Children 3-11 yrs $8.00, 2 years and under free
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Organizer: Lacy Morrison, San Antonio Zoo
Venue, Address & Contact Info: San Antonio Zoo
3903 North St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212  Map
To RSVP call:  210-734-7184 ext 1501

Type: Field Trip
Topic: Mission Reach of the San Antonio River
Title:  Mission Reach Wildflower Hike
Description: Participants will learn to identify native wildflowers while touring Phase I of the Mission Reach ecosystem restoration project on the San Antonio River. The hike will be less than one mile, and it should last about one hour. The hike will begin and end at Roosevelt Park.
Who Can Attend: Anyone
Maximum Number of Attendees: Unlimited
Entry Fee: None
Start Time: 11:00 am
Organizer: Maura Nowalk, Education Coordinator, San Antonio River Authority
Venue, Address & Contact Info: Roosevelt Park
Lonestar Boulevard and Mission Road
San Antonio, Texas  78210   Map
To RSVP call  210-302-3286

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