Family Day and Picnic


2020 Family Day and Picnic

Please join us for our 16th annual family day and picnic, Sunday May 3, 2020 from 10am to 5pm.

Celebrate with us and see what over 50 years of active land conservation and education looks like.

Picnic activities will include:

  • Ranch tours
  • Zip lines for children
  • Fishing lessons for children
  • Silent auction
  • Nature walks
  • Lunch provided (11:30 to 1:30)
  • Fossil digs
  • Dinosaur tracks
  • Native plant sale
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Nature arts and crafts

Proceeds go directly to children’s educational programs. Last year more than 2,000 school children and teachers participated in hands-on learning activities at the ranch that fostered appreciation and respect for the wonders of nature.

Questions? Contact Lois Sturm.

2016 Family Day and Picnic Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, donors, friends and families that helped make our 12th annual family-style fundraiser picnic another great success!

We raised $60,000 for our annual educational programs, from which over 1,500 students enjoy every year. We literally could not do as much as we do without this financial boost!

311 adults and kids of all ages enjoyed a delicious lunch, learned from wildlife rehabilitators, had fishing lessons, hunted for fossils, flew kites — and basically just had a grand ol’ time on a spring day in May that could not have been more beautiful!

Thank you again, and save the date for next year, always the first Sunday in May! May 6, 2018.

Here are some images from the day, taken by our Blanco County neighbor, Willard Gibbons – who we may just designate as our official Selah photographer!

2016 Family Day and Picnic Photo Gallery

Selah: Sharing Nature

Family Day 2015 at the Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve in the Texas Hill Country near Johnson City. A story from founder J. David Bamberger and lots of kids.

Video courtesy Gregory Pasztor.