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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 30th through August 2nd, 2014

 

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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Port Royal History Walk, Lake Life, The Secret World of Bats and Walk with the Naturalist.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Wednesday, July 30th

Evening Nature Hike

Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Ages: All ages

We will take the easy Lake Trail to see what else is out around the water as the day ends and the sun goes down.

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

Thursday, July 31st

Port Royal History Walk

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm
Ages: 5- adult

Join us for a walk around Port Royal Historic Area to learn what it was like in the past. Meet at the upper parking lot (beside the Visitor Center).

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


Lake Life

Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Ages: 4-adult

What lives in the lake? We’ll walk around the easy Lake Trail and learn about aquatic plants and animals like turtles, frogs and beavers.

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

Friday, August 1st

Fish, Insects and Freshwater Mussels of the Red River

Time: 9:00am–10:00am

Have you ever wondered what really lives down there under the water? Come join us at Port Royal State Park near Adams, TN and I bet I can show you fish, mussels and insects that you have never seen before.

Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing that can get wet (or waders). Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Port Royal State Park visitor’s center.

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


The Secret World of Bats

Time: 4:00pm–4:45pm
Ages: 8 – adult

Beat the heat and learn about the fascinating winged creatures of the night through this award-winning DVD about bats found all over the world.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 31st.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Walk with the Naturalist

Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Ages: All ages

We will take the one mile Short Loop Trail to see what else is out in the woods as the day ends and the sun goes down.

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

Saturday, August 2nd

Nature Boot Camp

Time: 5:30am–6:30am
Ages: 12 and up

Want to learn different ways to use nature as a gym? Let us show you how to use things found on the park as gym equipment and train to use the human body how nature intended. Please sign up as only 16 people will be admitted per class.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 31st.
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Dunbar Cave SNA

Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Ages: 8 – adult

Did you know that Native American Indians lived at the cave entrance? Have you ever wondered why we have a dance floor and bandstand at the cave? Why is it called Dunbar Cave Natural Area?? Learn about the Natural Area, past and present, with this indoor presentation.

Reservations By: 4:30pm July 31st.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


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