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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for the week of August 15th


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: Tree Cookies, Critter Creations, Make Your Own Hummingbird Feeder, 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 15th


Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Ages: 3-12

Come out and learn how we can age trees, tell weather conditions and natural disasters by the rings they leave.

Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations by: 4:30pm August 13th.


Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm 
Ages: 4-10

Learn how to identify what animal is what by all that they leave behind.

Reservations by: 4:30pm August 13th.                 
Program Leader: Andy Riggs, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Thursday, August 19th    


Time: 10:00am – 11:30am 
Ages: 8-Adult 

Take a tour of the park and learn about why people have such fond memories of the Dunbar Cave of times past.

Reservations by: 4:30pm August 17th.   
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Saturday, August 21st    


Time: 10:00am – 12:00am     
Ages: All Ages

Hummingbirds are amazing birds. Bring a plastic bottle with you to this creative workshop!

Reservations by: 4:30pm August 19th.       
Program Leader: Michael Fulbright, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm                     
Ages: All Ages

Do you have the patience of a turtle? Some turtles will tap the ground with their toes for 30 minutes to get the worms to come to the surface. Lets try this ourselves!

Reservations by: 4:30pm August 19th.        
Program Leader: Michael Fulbright, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger




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