The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department just checked an item off your end-of-year to-do list. You no longer need to buy a 2016 calendar.
The department's Arts in the Parks program unveiled a free downloadable calendar for the new year, and it features state park-inspired works of art created by kids from all over the Lone Star State.
Our personal favorite is November's "Indignant Owl," (above) doing a spot on impersonation of The Rock.
Junior artists submitted their pieces from May 1 through Nov. 1 as part of a larger national competition held by Get to Know, an organization that"encourages kids to get outside and share their outdoor experience through art."
The calendar features drawings, paintings and photography, but kids could also submit writing, video or music inspired by the outdoors to win prizes like digital and underwater cameras, camcorders, art supplies and more.
Learn more about the Arts in the Parks program and download a 2016 calendar. Even if you're not from Texas, maybe seeing the calendar will inspire your little ones to get outdoors and share what they see.
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Visit a national park near you.