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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 21st through July 27th, 2013

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, 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. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Night Hike, Spiders, National Moth Week, Kids Nature Games, Cooling at the Cave and so much more!

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

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.

*Designates program that meets Junior Ranger requirements

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.

*Junior Ranger Program – Pick up a Junior Ranger Adventure Guide in the office. Complete the requirements to become a Junior Ranger and get a badge and certificate.

Sunday, July 21st

Turtles

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Ages: 5–12

We can always count on seeing turtles! Learn about the reptiles that have a shell.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 20th
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


National Moth Week

Time: 8:30pm–9:30pm
Ages: All Ages

Bring your cameras and field guides out to Dunbar Cave to see what kinds of moths and other nocturnal insects we can
find in our light trap. All species found will be turned in to the Butterflies and Moths of North America database.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 20th
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Monday, July 22nd

Spiders

Time: 3:00pm–4:30pm
Ages: 5-11

Eight-legged creepy crawlies? Or neat animals? Learn about spiders through books and a spider hunt.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 21st
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Night Hike

Time: 8:00pm–9:15pm
Ages: All ages

Enjoy an evening stroll through the woods as we look for the creatures of the night.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 21st
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Wednesday, July 24th

National Moth Week

Time: 8:30pm–9:30pm
Ages: All Ages

Bring your cameras and field guides out to Dunbar Cave to see what kinds of moths and other nocturnal insects we can
find in our light trap. All species found will be turned in to the Butterflies and Moths of North America database.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 23rd
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Thursday, July 25th

Kids Nature Games

Time: 9:00am–10:30am
Ages: All Ages

Bring out the kids for fun games that will allow them to understand nature and enjoy the outdoors.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 24th
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Night Hike

Time: 8:00pm–9:15pm
Ages: All Ages

Enjoy an evening stroll through the woods as we look for the creatures of the night.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 24th
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Friday, July 26th

Morning Nature Hike

Time: 7:00am–8:30am
Ages: All Ages

Bring your walking sticks and hike the 1 mile trail. We will see what animals will show themselves and will discuss some of the plant life seen along the trail. The hike will be at a slow pace but will be moderately strenuous due to terrain. Please have shoes that are good for hiking, clothing that can get dirty and be ready to ask questions.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 25th
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Evening Woods Walk

Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Ages: All ages

This time of day is great for seeing wildlife such as deer. Come walk the Recovery Trail (2 miles) with a Ranger in the evening and beat the heat. Bring water and sturdy shoes.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 25th
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Saturday, July 27th

Cooling at the Cave

Time: 3:00pm–5:00pm
Ages: All ages

The Friends of Dunbar Cave present music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance. Refreshments for a donation, t-shirts and postcards available to purchase. Overflow parking at Dunbar Cave Baptist Church.

No reservations needed.

For more information on Cooling at the Cave, see: Dunbar Cave State Park’s Cooling at the Cave Saturday, July 27th


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