This summer, you can head outdoors with the kids and try some adventurous outings as part of the 2015 Texas Nature Challenge. Families are invited to visit as many participating parks and nature areas in Texas as they can. At each site, you can complete activity challenges such as investigating insects, fishing, geocaching and hiking.


To participate, you can register your team online (for free!), download challenges, complete those challenges at the sites, then create a notebook about your experiences. Registered participants have a chance to win prizes based on their notebooks. A closing party is scheduled for Saturday, August 8 for all who participate.

For more info, visit the Texas Nature Challenge website and Facebook page.

Have fun exploring!