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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 13th through June 15th, 2013

 

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: Fireflies, Bats, Canoeing Under The Stars, Night Hike, Backpacking Training (Part 1) and so much more!

The Dunbar Cave State Natural Area's Visitors Center

The Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s Visitors Center

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.

*Dunbar Cave State Park reserves the right to cancel some programs in case of extreme heat or inclement weather.

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.

Thursday, June 13th

Fireflies

Time: 8:00pm–9:15pm
Ages: All Ages

Lightning bugs, glowworms, little lanterns of the night. Join us for a program on these magical insects. If the show is really spectacular we will stay out even later, but if little ones need to get to bed you can leave at any time!

Reservations Required
Program Leader: Amy Atkins Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Friday, June 14th

Backpacking Training (Part 1) *

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: 10 and Up

Have you ever wanted to go for an overnight backpacking trip but were worried about how to pack and prepare? Well then do we have the class for you? During part 1 of the training we will discuss what to pack and how to prepare for an overnight stay in the wild. Please come dressed and geared up as if we were leaving for the night. Training is for age s 10 and up but younger children may attend but not participate.

Reservations Required
Presented by: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Bats! *

Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Ages: 5 to adult

We will learn about bats and walk to the cave entrance to hopefully watch a few fly out of the cave and over the lake. We can’t guarantee we will see any, but we will try!

Reservations Required
Program Leader: Amy Atkins Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Canoeing Under The Stars

Time: 7:30pm–9:30pm
Ages: 12 and Up

Come out and enjoy an evening of canoeing while we listen to our night animals and look up at the stars. Adults
please bring flashlights.

Reservations Required
Presented by: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Saturday, June 15th

Night Hike *

Time: 8:00pm–9:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Here’s your chance to be in the park past closing time. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and walk a mile as we
explore the woods and lakeshore for nocturnal critters such as owls, deer, frog, and raccoons.

Reservations Required
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

June 13th-15th

How to Have an Enjoyable Day in a Canoe: Rowing Techniques and Safety *

Monday, June 10th

Time: 11:00am–1:00pm and 3:30pm–5:30pm

Thursday, June 13th

Time: 11:00am–1:00pm and 3:30pm–5:30pm

Friday, June 14th

Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm

Saturday, June 15th

Time: 3:30pm–5:30pm

Come and enjoy some time on the water at Swan Lake. This will be an informational program that will enable you to have a safe and enjoyable day floating on lakes or any of your local rivers. All ages welcome but under 12 must have an adult with them. See handout at visitor’s center for more information.

Reservations Required
Presented by: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


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