News from our Neighbors: Happenings at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Naturalist Carolyn Rock sure keeps us hopping with activities! Here are the upcoming events at Whitefish Dunes State Park:

Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events

August 11, 2012
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 – 2:00 pm

August 12, 2012
Summer Flowers.  Take a gentle walk to discover flowers in bloom and their importance to the natural world. Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.
10:00 am

Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 pm

August 15, 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.
2:00 pm

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 – 3:30 pm

August 16, 2012
Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.
9 – 11:00 am

August 17, 2012
What’s in the Wild? Explore the animals in the wild, get your very own wild card, and discover facts about your wild card animal.  Challenge yourself to create your animal in the sand. To get wild, meet at the amphitheater to start.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

August 18, 2012
Light up the night. Explore what lights up the night at Whitefish dunes.  Discover interesting facts about these insects and even light up yourself for the night!  Enjoy this great light activity while visiting for the candlelight walk.  8:00pm-9:00pm
Candlelight Walk. As the sun sets over the dunes, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach and through the forested dunes. Stroll along discovering the dunes, forest and beach as they awaken for the night.  Join the Door Peninsular Astronomical Society for a special ON-THE-BEACH viewing and explanation of the sky through telescopes. The shelter building will be welcoming visitors with refreshments.  Supported by the Friends of Whitefish Dunes, donations are accepted to help fund the event.
7:30 – 9:30pm

August 23, 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.
2 – 3:30pm

August 25, 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.  10:00am
Snakes.  Drop by the amphitheater to explore some of Wisconsin’s snakes.  Learn about the snakes’ legends and lore.
2 – 3:30 pm

August 26, 2012
Summer Flowers.  Take a gentle walk to discover flowers in bloom and their importance to the natural world. Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.  11:00 am
Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 pm

August 30, 2012
Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.
9 – 11:00 am

Fur, Skin & Scales.  Explore the wide diversity of body coverings found on Wisconsin animals.  Meet at the amphitheater for this hands-on experience.
2 – 3:30 pm

August 31, 2012
Hoppers and Jumpers.  Drop by the amphitheater for some high jumpers, loud croakers and fun amphibians.   Learn amazing adaptations and make a frog to take home.
2 – 3:30 pm

Thinking about a fall visit to Door County? Come stay at the beach! Contact us today for your fall getaway: Phone: Call 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com

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