Family Day and Picnic
2019 Family Day and Picnic
Registration for the 2019 picnic is closed as the event is at capacity. Please join us for the 2020 picnic! If you would like to be notified of the 2020 Family Day and Picnic please subscribe to The Selah Dispatch with your email address here.
Celebrate our 50th anniversary with us and see what 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.