Sat, Apr 13 | Pease District Park

mystery and history of shoal creek bike ride

learn to make a map field guide and learn about the mysteries and histories of shoal creek
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mystery and history of shoal creek bike ride

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

map making and field guide adventure!

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FUN For Ages 8 and up..ages younger than 8 are welcome with an adult or guardian

early bird registration ends March 23, 2019. don't wait till the last minute!

Learn how to map and make a field guide of all the interesting things we see and find! We will be exploring Shoal Creek because of its fascinating watershed and cool history. Did you know about the natural springs, Native American territory, and riparian interchanges along the creek? Come learn about all the different environmental interests, mysteries, and history Shoal creek has to offer. This is a special adventure in learning how to map the things we see and place them on paper so others can also find. It can be as creative or meticulous as you want. This is your map and field guide to share with others if you choose. Shoal creek is such an under-rated trail, that people forget how important this creek is and what value it has for today and our future.

We will meet at the park by the big concrete tables. Look for our sign.


The bike ride is all paved and will be riding about 5/6 miles in total. We will be stopping along the way, so an easy bike ride. We will be exploring and using our bikes to get further down the trail faster than walking. We will be stopping and mapping here and there at different specific spots we have particular interest in.

We’ll meet in Pease Park, make introductions, and talk a bit about all the ways we can document our experience of this place. Then we’ll hop on our bikes and head north upstream along the trail. Along the way we’ll stop at a handful of predetermined locations to learn a little history and take down our first-hand observations. We’ll capture these observations and findings via visual and textual notes on our maps. (clipboards and pens will be provided at each stop). Through the course of the ride, this map will become a field guide that documents your personal experience of this place. At the end of the ride, when we