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Description: Pedernales Falls is the park's main attraction and may be viewed from a scenic overlook at the north end of the park. In this area, the elevation of the river drops about 50 feet over a distance of 3000 feet, and the cascading falls are formed by the flow of water over the tilted, stair-step effect of layered limestone. These river limestones belong to the 300-million-year-old Marble Falls formation and are part of the southwestern flank of the Llano uplift.
2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX, 78636
Phone: (830) 868-7304

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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00am - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:00pm
Austin Nature & Science Center
301 Nature Center Dr.
Austin, TX, 78746
  Winter Break Camp 2014  

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The City of Austin Park Ranger program was created to provide educational and interpretive services, and to assure the safety and security of our visitors. Our goal, as a Division is to introduce and foster a connection with the natural world found in our City Parks.

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Kids love to get dirty, and there is a creative way to do so! Collect different kinds of soils from different places. Potting soil is darker brown, while Texas clay is more red. Once you have these soils, just add water to create "mud paint." Using paint brushes and sponges you can paint on tile, paper, or concrete. The best thing is that it will wash off with just water! Now you aren't left with a mess, but rather a creative mud-made masterpiece.

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Spend a weekend away in your own backyard. You don't need a big place for a big adventure. All you'll need is a tent and your family to join you. Pitch the tent, bring some flashlights, ghost stories and enjoy the time away from the world and with your kids. Have the adults or older kids be prepared to tell some ghost stories in advance to add a real sense of the outdoors.


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Take turns thinking of people, places or even objects and then having the group ask yes or no questions to figure out who or what you are. This is the perfect activity for a hike or even just sitting outside.

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