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 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.
2:00 – 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.
2:00 – 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.
2:00 – 3:30 pm

September 1, 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.
9:00 am

Snakes. 
Drop by the amphitheater to explore some of Wisconsin’s snakes.  Learn about the snakes’ legends and lore.
1:00 – 2:30 pm

September 8, 2012
Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
10:00 am

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.
1:00 – 2:30pm.

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.

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