Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!

FREE Field Trip Opportunities @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Sep 29 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FREE Field Trip Opportunities @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States

Join us for a day of fun and learning in the great outdoors. TEK oriented programs with an assortment of topics available. Registration required Book early!

Program Topics:

  • Birding
  • Butterfly Watching
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Food Webs
  • Habitat
  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Art

Pricing:  Park admission is waived for Educational Institutions.  Field trip reservations are required two weeks in advance. 

What About Lunch?  Groups are welcome to bring their own lunch and enjoy them at our picnic tables and the shaded pavilion. 

Programs can be customized to your classroom lessons.

***Contact the Visitor Center to schedule your trip (956) 350-2920.

Angler Educator Training @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 21 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Angler Educator Training @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States

Individuals who are interested in volunteering their time to teach others how to fish and become part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Volunteer Aquatic Education team will have the opportunity to become certified in the TPWD Aquatic Education Program. Individuals will learn how to: tie fishing knots, teach the proper casting stroke, use fishing equipment, gain insights into fish habitat, grasp a fuller understanding of TPWD fishing regulations, focus on local baits, tricks, tips and techniques and gain extensive knowledge of what is expected from TPWD when conducting angling education classes in one’s community.

This training is limited to 25-30 individuals and preregistration is required. Registrants must be 18 years of age or older and must pass a background check. Please bring a lunch, water and wear closed-toe shoes. A hat and sunscreen is highly recommended. Registration is completed online at
Call the refuge for more information at 956-748-3607 ext 111. Information is also available on the refuge’s website