Delta Discovery Picnic Days

Delta Discovery Picnics allow the community to visit the Nueces Delta Preserve and former school field trip participants to come explore a little more. During this once-per-month open to the public event, come enjoy the sights and sounds of these protected estuary habitats. 
The dates & times are as follows:

Fall 2022
September 10: “Animal Tracks” 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 8: “Fall Migration” 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 12: “Nature Photography”
 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
December 10: “iNaturalist Exploration”
 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Special Evening Program
January 14, 2023: “Star Party!” 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. ***REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL

Spring 2023

February 11: “Sheltering in Winter” 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March 11: “Pollinator Invitation”
 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
April 8: “Spring Migration”
 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer 2023
May 13, 2023: ***CANCELED – because of inclement weather
June 10, 2023: “Crepuscular Creepers” 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
July 8, 2023: “Summer Survival” 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Please bring a picnic lunch, picnic blanket, sunscreen/bug repellent, and plenty of water for everyone. Staff will be scattered around the area to answer questions and give background information on plants, animals, and the stories of these spaces.
Find required registration at the button below.

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, 3-6, and 7-12th 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 6th grade programs will run from 9:30am – 12:00pm.
7th through 12th grade programs will run from 9:30am – 1:30pm.

The themes and dates are as follows…

September 23, 2022: Wildlife Mysteries, K-2nd grades & 3rd-6th grades
Come explore the evidence of the animals found at the Nueces Delta Preserve. Please see our other offerings which are still open for registration.

March 17, 2023: Wild World of Water, K-2nd grades & 3rd-6th grades
Come explore the wild world of water at the Nueces Delta Preserve.

February 24, 2023: Aquatic Science, 7th-12th grades
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

Our FREE Nature Story Time for families (geared for ages 2-5) at the Delta introduces children to nature & the joys of reading through stories, crafts, and outdoor play.
Come have some fun with us from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Nueces Delta Preserve.

The themes and dates are as follows…
September 13 – “Animal Clues” 
October 11 – “Beautiful Butterflies” 
November 8th – “The Little Gardener” 
December 13
th – “Snouts & Sniffers” 

January 10th – “A Starry Night”  
February 14
th – “A Little Bit of Winter” 
March 14
th – “Pollinators!” 
April 11th –
“Migrating Magic – Birds”
May 9th – “Mud Between the Toes” 
June 13
th – “Snug as a Bug” 
June 27
th – “One Fish, Two Fish” 
July 11
th – “Dinosaurs!” 
August 8
th – “Make a Splash” 

 **Registration is required to make sure we are prepared for all participants.