News from our Neighbors: Happenings at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events
From Whitefish Dunes State Park naturalist Carolyn Rock:

July 21, 2012
Fossil Finds. 
Come explore the rocky shoreline for signs of life from long ago.  Discover what life was like, the environment it lived in and the cool critters.  Meet at the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
9:00am.

Get Outdoors at the Dunes. 
Stop by the amphitheater to discover the unique plants and animals that call the park home.  Check out skulls, skins and more at this drop by program.
12:00 – 2:00pm.

July 24, 2012
Meet the Mammals: Black Bear.
Drop by the amphitheater to explore the wonders of black bears.  Join the naturalist for this hands-on experience.
1 – 2:30pm

July 25, 2012
People of the Dunes.
Discover how people lived and used the dunes over the past 3000 years. Learn how archeology shares a glimpse into how people used the land.  Drop by the re-creations of village sites to learn more from Guest Speaker Mike Madden.
2:00 – 3:30pm

July 26, 2012
Fur, Skin & Scales.
Explore the wide diversity of body coverings found on Wisconsin animals.  Meet at the amphitheater for this hands-on experience.
10:00am

Fossil Finds. 
Come explore the rocky shoreline for signs of life from long ago.  Discover what life was like, the environment it lived in and the cool critters.  Meet at the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
2:00pm.

July 27, 2012
Constellation Mania.
Curious about the stars in the sky?  Come explore some of the constellations in the night sky.  In this starry activity you will walk away with your very own constellation telescope and discover the stories behind the constellation.  Visit us at the amphitheater for some constellation mania.
10:00am-11:00am.

Hot, Hot Sun.
Discover facts about the earth’s sun and explore different ways to take care of yourself when the sun is out.  Meet at the amphitheater for this sunny activity.
1:00pm-2:00pm.

July 28, 2012
Tree Ring Circus.
Trees are very special because they can tell us their age.  In this drop by activity you will explore how a tree grows and what each stage of growth is.  You will even make a tree growth chart of your own.  Drop by the amphitheater for this growing activity.
10:00 – 12:00.

August 1st, 2012
Calling all Animals. 
Explore animals using hints in clues given over a cellphone.  Discover which animal you think it is and even do a little hunting yourself.  If you are a good animal explore, come check this program out at the amphitheater.
10:00am-1:00pm.

Whitefish Dunes State Park is located at 3275 Clark Lake Road (county WD), on the Lake Michigan shoreline south of Jacksonport. All programs are free to the public unless noted; a park vehicle sticker is required.  For more information please contact the park by phone 920-823-2400, email carolyn.rock@wisconsin.gov

Or check the on-line events calendar at the DNR website

And remember, when you stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are only a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Whitefish Dunes State Park. So book your beachfront suite and take advantage of all the beauty of a Door County beach!

Contact us today! Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com

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