Delta Discovery Family Picnic Days

Delta Discovery Picnics allow students who have visited the Delta through a school field trip to bring their families, share what they’ve learned, and explore a little more, but of course, everyone is welcome to come enjoy the sights and sounds of the Nueces Delta Preserve. The events are 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated, dates are as follows…

2021 Fall
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

2022 Spring
February 12
April 9
May 14 

Special Evening Programs
January 8, 2022: Star Party! 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. 

March 12, 2022: Star Party 2.0! 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

June 11, 2021 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
July 9, 2022 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Please bring a picnic lunch, picnic blanket, sunscreen/bug repellent, and plenty of water for everyone (we recommend at least two bottles per person). Staff will be scattered around the area to answer questions and give background information on plants, animals, and history.

Events listed are FREE to the public unless otherwise mentioned, and registration is highly encouraged. For more information on events at the NDP, please email .

Homeschool Days

Bring your home school students to the Nueces Delta Preserve!

The Education Staff is hosting a Fall and Spring Semester home school experience for your K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12th grader. These home school Days will allow families an opportunity to connect science curriculum to the Coastal Bend using guided discovery. 

These programs will be adapted to meet the developmental needs of children at their specific K-12 learning levels. 

Kinder through 8th grade programs will run from 9:30am – 12:00pm.  9th through 12th grade programs will run from 9:30am – 1:30pm.

The themes and dates are as follows…

October 1, 2021: Delta Animal Adaptations
Come explore the adaptations of the animals found at the Nueces Delta Preserve. THIS HOMESCHOOL DATE IS NOW FULL. Please see our other offerings which are still open for registration.

March 18, 2022: Wildflowers & Thorns
Come explore the wild world of plant adaptations at the Nueces Delta Preserve.

February 25, 2022: Aquatic Science – High School
Please register with your co-op group.

**Space is limited to 15 students per group and is available on a first come first serve basis.

Nature Story Time

Join us at the Nueces Delta Preserve for Nature Story Time on the second Tuesday of the month from 9:00am – 10:30am!

Each story time session will focus on a theme and will allow children, with parent or caregiver, to enjoy days at the Delta with nature-themed stories and other activities including nature walks, crafts, and/or live animals. 

The themes and dates are as follows…

2021 Fall
September 14:  “Animal Clues!“
October 12: ”Beautiful Butterflies”
 November 9: “Seed Need”
December 14: ”Snouts & Sniffers”

2022 Spring/Summer
January 11: A Starry Night
February 8: The Little Gardner
March 8: Pollinators!
April 12: Migrating Magic – Birds
May 10: Mud Between the Toes
June 14: One Fish, Two Fish

June 28: “Dinosaurs!”

July 13: “Snug as a Bug”
August 10: “Make a Splash!”

Story Time activities will be targeted for ages 2 – 5, but all are welcome.

Please dress for outdoor activity. Nature Story Times are held outdoors, except in extreme weather conditions.