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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for July 1st through July 9th

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Evening Trail Hike, Eyes of the Night, Night Hike, Children’s Theatre, Fireflies and so much more!

Programs are free unless noted otherwise. All programs require reservations by the deadline listed. Programs with no reservations by the deadline are canceled.

All programs begin at the Visitor Center unless another site is listed.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (one adult for each three children). The age limits are definite – please do not sign up a child who is too young or too old for the program. Call 931-648-5526 for reservations.

Monday, July 4th

Evening Trail Hike

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: All ages

This time of day is great for seeing wildlife such as deer. Come celebrate the 4th by walking the Recovery Trail (2 miles) with a  Ranger in the evening and beat the heat. 

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations: By Noon July 4th.

Tuesday, July 5th

Night Hike

Time: 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Ages: All ages

Beat the heat and look for some of the park’s more elusive critters in this hike around the lake and through the woods. 

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations: By Noon July 4th.

Wednesday, July 6th

Eyes of the Night

Time: 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Bring a flashlight and we will hike around the lake hoping to catch the eyes of our nocturnal animals.

Program Leader:  Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations: By 4:30pm July 4th.

Thursday, July 7th

Frogs and Toads

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 3 – 8

Join us as we learn the difference between these two and take a short frog hike to TRY to find some.     

Program Leader:  Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations: By 4:30pm July 5th.


Fireflies

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Ages: All Ages 

Lightning bugs, glowworms, little lanterns of the night. Join us for a program on these magical insects.

Program Leader:  Amy Atkins Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations: By 4:30pm July 5th.

Friday, July 8th

Animal Homes

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 4 – 8

Where do animals live and sleep?  Learn the answer through books and a short hike.

Program Leader:  Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations: By 4:30pm July 6th.

Saturday, July 9th

Life Cycle of a Lake

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Ages: All ages

Join Ranger Adam for a walk around the lakeshore and learn all about “Swan Lake” and why it looks like it does.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations: By 4:30pm July 7th.


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