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13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Dec. 22-Jan. 2 & 21, April 19-21 & May 25-27
TRAILS: Close at dusk
PARK CURFEW: 1-5 a.m. 

The Lick Creek Nature Center is a 2,400 square-foot facility that includes a meeting room, outdoor classroom, amphitheater, native plant displays and a monarch butterfly garden. It's the focal point of the city's 523-acre Lick Creek Park. Hours of operation include tours, quiet seating room for bird watching & reading, open restrooms and office hours for reservations. No cash or check accepted on-site, credit card only.

The park displays a variety of native plant and animal species, including the endangered Navasota Ladies Tresses. It also offers five miles of marked trails and provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities, and nature study.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

MINI CAMPS

Qualified program coordinators plan each camp to ensure your child has fun and learn the presented skills. Full-day campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. Half-day campers are asked to bring a snack and drink. Limited spots are available.

NATURE LUNCH BREAK • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
If your camper is registered for a morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and afternoon (1-5 p.m.) camp in the same week, you have the option to register them for this supervised lunch break from 12-1 p.m. Board games will also be available. Campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. On-site registration available by credit card only.

Ages 7-12 • $10 • Tue.-Fri • May 28-31 • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7  • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Wed. •  July 1-3 • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19  • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Wed. •  July 22-24 • 12-1 p.m.
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 12-1 p.m.

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS (SENSES & DEFENSES) • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 28
Learn how animals use their senses and defenses to survive in extreme situations in the wild.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Tue.-Fri. • May 28-31 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

FOREST LEARNING • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 28
Immerse yourself in the forest at Lick Creek Park as we use the natural world around us to learn, ask questions, and become real explorers.

Ages 7-12 • $60  • Tue.-Fri. • May 28-31 • 1-5 p.m.  

ENVIRONMENTAL ART • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 3
Release your creative side as we embrace all things art and nature. Raise conservation awareness about certain environmental issues using art and simply appreciate all that nature has to give us.

Ages 7-12 •$60  • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

AQUATIC SCIENTISTS • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
Explore the depths of the vast ocean as we sink our hands into aquatic fun as marine scientists.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 1-5 p.m.   
Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri.  • June 10-14 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

A BUG’S LIFE • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 10
Learn about insects, arachnids, and other crawlers and flyers and how they help our ecosystem.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 1-5 p.m.  

LEARN, GROW, EAT, GO! • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 17
This full-day camp explores aspects like gardening, sustainability, cooking fresh foods and getting active.

Ages 7-12• $130 • Mon.-Fri. • June 17-21 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
Campers should arrive with sunscreen on, and bring water and a snack. All activities are conducted in a safe environment.

Day 1: Explore American Indian and pioneer culture. Learn to find and build shelter to prevent from getting lost in the wilderness, and search for and identify edible and medicinal plants.
Day 2: Discover how to find and purify water for drinking, make a fire by friction, track animals, and make primitive hunting tools.
Day 3: We'll make rope, survival baskets, bows and arrows, animal traps and snares, and throw spears.
Day 4: Learn outdoor woodsmen skills to enable you to better observe wildlife. Practice our new fire building skills and how to light a campfire with only one match.
Day 5: Make soap and toothpaste out of native plants and learn the techniques needed for campfire cooking. The week ends with a final review and graduation where each camper receives an arrowhead.

Ages 6-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.   
Ages 6-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

REPTILES OF LICK CREEK PARK • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1
Explore the scaly reptiles of Lick Creek Park and learn about their habitat, biology, and behavior.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 1-3 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

BIRDS OF LICK CREEK PARK • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1
Come explore the wide variety of bird species found here at Lick Creek Park and learn about their biology, behavior, and migration patterns.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 1-3  • 1-5 p.m.  

WILDLIFE HERO’S • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 8
Embrace your inner wildlife hero as we become ambassadors for the natural world around us to bring awareness and appreciation about wildlife.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 •  8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

PLANET PALS • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 8
Learn about the importance of recycling, reducing waste and re-using. Camper will create DIY projects with recycled materials.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 1-5 p.m.  

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15         
This camp features geology at its finest. Campers will explore volcanoes, rocks, sands, soil and more!

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

NOCTURNAL LIFE • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15 
Venture into the life of nocturnal animals as we will learn about their feeding tactics, night vision, and behavior.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 1-5 p.m.  

SILLY SCIENCE • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 22     
Have loads of fun as we get silly with science. Discover all of the quirky things nature has to offer as we dive into experiments.

Ages 7-12 • $60  • Mon.-Wed. • July 22-24 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

CAN YOU DIG IT? • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 22
Explore archaeology in your own backyard, learning about the past right beneath your feet.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 22-24 • 1-5 p.m.  

OUT OF THIS WORLD • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 29        
Take a closer look at outer space as we discover and explore the many planets, galaxies, and constellations space has to offer.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 1-5 p.m.


ADULT PROGRAMS

YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for an instructor-led, yoga class surrounded by nature. Bring a yoga mat and water. During inclement weather, classes will be held inside. On-site registration available by credit card only.

Ages 16+ • $5 • Thu. • Jan. 24-May 23 • 8:30-9:30 a.m.

PROJECT WILD & GROWING UP WILD INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 10
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Growing Up WILD program invites early childhood educators to explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using engaging, educational activities. This one-day, professional development course will teach educators how to incorporate wildlife-related concepts into their curriculum.

Ages 16+ • $50 • Sat. • May 11 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


YOUTH/ADULT PROGRAMS

BIG & LITTLE YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bring your little one out for a yoga session designed for toddlers and their caretaker. Classes will be held inside. On-site registration available by credit card only.

Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $5/pair • Thu. • Jan. 24-May 23 • 5:45-6:15 p.m.


ALL AGES WELCOME

SATURDAY EXHIBIT UNVEILING
Each Saturday, we unveil a new exhibit and have interactive activities for all ages! Exhibits are open during Nature Center hours of operation throughout the week. Topics will feature mammals, owls, snakes, birds, vegetation, butterflies and more. No exhibit unveiling on July 27.

All Ages • Free • Sat.  • Weekly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

BIRDING 101
Join the Rio Brazos Audubon Society on the first Saturday of every month to learn how to identify birds, use and select binoculars, and all about native species in the Brazos Valley. The class will meet at the Nature Center and hike through Lick Creek Park trails.

All Ages • Free • 1st Sat. • Monthly • 8 a.m. start


SPECIAL EVENTS
PROJECT WILD & GROWING UP WILD INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Growing Up WILD program invites early childhood educators to explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using engaging, educational activities. This one-day, professional development course will teach educators how to incorporate wildlife-related concepts into their curriculum.

Ages 16+ • $50 • Sat. • May 11 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


RENTALS

FREE EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Check out binoculars, field guides and Junior Naturalist Adventure packs during hours of operation. A driver’s license is required and will be held at the nature center until items are returned.

FIELD TRIPS
There is no better classroom than the outdoors. We offer instructor-led, field trips with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) correlated curriculum that provides students of all ages meaningful outdoor experiences. Program themes include wildlife biology, water cycle, plants, ecosystem, organism identification and more. For more information, call 979.764.3725 or email blittlefield@cstx.gov.

FACILITY RENTALS
Fees are per hour with a $200 deposit. Two-hour minimum.

ROOM                            NON-RESIDENT       RESIDENT
Meeting Room                $120                       $100
Outdoor Classroom         $42                         $35
Amphitheater                 $30                         $25
---> Rental Agreement (PDF)


MORE INFORMATION
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.6216 or parks@cstx.gov.

Virginia Godwin
Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3649, vgodwin@cstx.gov

Brooke Littlefield
Activities Assistant
979.764.3725, blittlefield@cstx.gov
Last updated: 5/20/2019 3:40:33 PM