Sat, Jan 23 | 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

Jan 23, 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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Tired of your kids being on the screens? We all are! Lets get them outside and enjoy the fresh air!

Limited spaces available due to COVID -19 restrictions and to keep our community healthy

only kiddos. SORRY all- No parents or gaurdians so that we keep the space open for the young ones!

FUN For Ages 8 and spaces 

 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 in the parking lot,  Look for our sign. 

We are taking COVID -10 precautions

we will take temperature- so please make sure your kiddo does not have a fever- they will have to forfeit their spot- no refund

mask wearing a must

keeping a safe distance

we will have sanitzer and wipes available


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’ve landed back in Pease Park, we’ll convene at the picnic tables to chat and compare our findings.


Questions we’ll ponder during and after this adventure:

·     How do you like to document places you’ve visited and things you’ve seen?

·     What aspects of the Creek area are you most drawn to?

·     What about this place would you most want to share with others?

·     What did you expect to find? What was a surprise?

·     What do you think the creek looked like 100 years ago? What do you think it will look like 100 years from now?

·     Can you spot evidence of past floods? What and where?

·     Imagine handing your finished field guide off to a friend for them to explore the Creek without you. Would they be able to navigate and discover some of the same things you did?

no experience necessary, thats why we are teach you

all necessary mediums will be provided


bike, helmet, water, sun screen, clothes for the weather -layers-

easy trail to ride

if you need a bike, please email me.

snacks  if you need. 


$30- adventure members

$40- non adventure members

registration ends January 19th. Dont wait till its too late to register.

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