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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for the week of August 8th

 

Dunbar 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: Pine Cone Owl, Tree Identification Hike, Beginning Birding, Leaf Rubbin’, Flint and Steel, 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.

Sunday, August 8th

PINE CONE OWL 

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 5-10

Stop by and make yourself an owl to set in your windowsill and also learn a bit about our silent fliers of the night.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 6th.


READING OF THE LORAX

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages: 5-12

Meet me at the cave for an awesome story by the great Dr. Seuss and info on conserving resources.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 7th.


TREE IDENTIFICATION HIKE

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 6-Adult

Walk the Short Loop (1 mile) trail and learn about some of the common trees you can find.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm Augusty 6th.

Thursday, August 12th

NATURE ART

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages: 4-8

Sit at the cool cave entrance and make art about nature, using natural materials. Meet at the cave entrance.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 10th.

Saturday, August 14th

BEGINNING BIRDING

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Ages: 5-11

Learn birds by sight and sound in this program that introduces you to our most common birds.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 12th.


LEAF RUBBIN’

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Ages: 3-10

Take a short hike to gather some leaves and do some “rubbins” to make your own field guide.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 12th.


SLIME TIME

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages: 3-10

We’re going to make our own slime and learn why its so important to some criters. Bring an old shirt to get dirty.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 12th.


FLINT AND STEEL

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Ages: 8-Adult

Meet me at the cave and find out how fire was made before the days of Zippos and Bic lighters.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 12th.


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