Happy Friday! While social media is swamped with news, articles and opinions about the current state of the world, we figure this is a great time to share some positive and/or useful posts from Texas state agencies that you may have missed this week:

Outdoor Family Camp-In
On their Texas Outdoor Family page, Texas Parks and Wildlife is streaming virtual events with their park rangers almost every day. If you miss the experience of being at Texas parks, these videos provide a wide range of topics (cooking lessons, virtual stargazing, Texas history) that will make you feel as if you're back around the campfire. BONUS: they're hosting a virtual camp-in on Saturday, May 2 - check out their full schedule here!

Scenic Zoom Backgrounds
Texas A&M Forest Service shared a link to an album of serene Texas landscapes (and a few exciting action shots of forest fires being fought) for you to use as Zoom backgrounds. Not sure how to change your Zoom background? Here are some instructions.

Story Time with Texas First Lady
On Tuesday, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott launched the Stars of Texas Storytime program, in which she hosts a live virtual story time for kids. According to this post from Texas Education Agency , she will return to read more books on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am, live from Governor Abbott's Facebook page

Quick COVID-19 Links
You might be overloaded on COVID-19 news and information, but Texas state agencies are stepping up to help in any way they can. Here are some relevant posts you may have missed:

Texas Women's Hall of Fame

The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is currently accepting nominations for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. Nominees must meet certain criteria and the deadline to submit is April 30 - don't wait to nominate your favorite Texas lady!

Snow in Texas
Can you believe it snowed in Texas this week?! If you don't believe us, here are some gorgeous photos of Caprock Canyons State Park covered in snow.

Tour the Bluebonnets
Just because we're stuck inside doesn't mean we have to miss the abundance of bluebonnets Texas provides each year. Thanks to this post from Texas Department of Agriculture , take a "virtual vacation" to the fields of bluebonnets in Marble Falls. BONUS: Click here to take a virtual paddle board trip down Lake Marble Falls!

Whether you're stuck inside or working with the public, we hope this content from your fellow state employees brings you joy. See you next Friday for the next Social Media Roundup!