NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Join Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens for a free outdoor skills family adventure day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center located at 2900 Raguet St.

Families are invited to hone or try out new outdoor skills with a team of trained SFA student leaders from the SFA Gardens environmental education program. Participants will learn a variety of outdoor skills through hands-on activities, including archery target practice for all ages, making and tasting Dutch oven treats and old-fashioned frozen yogurt, guided tree identification hikes, compass and orienteering games, creating plaster animals tracks, educational games that encourage leave no trace principles and more.

The SFA Gardens’ environmental education program, Nacogdoches Naturally, is the recipient of the Community Outdoor Outreach Program grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which provides funding for hosting free, family events that introduce new and diverse audiences to the outdoors.

Event parking is available at the PNPC and Raguet Elementary. For more information, call Jocelyn Moore at (936) 468-1863 or email [email protected].