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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for August 25th through August 31st

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: Children’s Theatre, Early Morning Nature Hike, Sinkholes, Eyes of the Night, Seeds 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.

Thursday, August 25th

Nature Readings – Bats

Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 3 – 8

We will sit at the cool cave entrance and learn about bats through fun books.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 23rd.


Bats

Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Ages: 5-Adult

Meet at the mouth of the cave to watch the bats leave the cave and fly around the lake.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 23rd.

Friday, August 26th

Birds

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Ages: All ages

Birdwatching at its best – come take an early morning hike and see our many different birds.

Program Leader: Jerrod Manning, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 24th.

Saturday, August 27th

Sinkholes!

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Ages: 6 to adult

Understand how and why the earth opens up beneath our feet … and houses… and streets! Short indoor presentation plus a hike on the Short Loop Trail to see actual sinkholes.

Program Leader: Jerrod Manning, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 25th.


Children’s Theatre Craft Activity

Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Ages: All Ages

Join us for a crafty activity that leads in to the performance later.

Reservations By: 4:30pm August 25th.


Childrens’ Theatre – Animal Tales

Time: 11:00am

Performance by the wonderful actors, dressed up as animals.

Reservations By: No reservations needed.


Children’s Theatre Craft Activity

Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Join us for a crafty activity that leads in to the performance later.

Reservations By: 4:30pm August 25th.


Children’s Theatre – Animal Tales

Time: 2:00pm

Performance by the wonderful actors, dressed up as animals.

Reservations By: No reservations needed.


Bats – Its International Bat Night!

Time: 7:00pm – ???
Ages: All ages

Go to the cave entrance with Austin Peay State University students who are studying the bats in Dunbar Cave – learn about our bats and watch them come out of the cave!

Reservations By: 4:30pm August 25th.

Sunday, August 28th

Early Morning Nature Hike

Time: 6:00am – 7:30am
Ages: 8 – adult

Bring your camera and take a beginners nature photography one mile hike at sunrise.

Program Leader: Jerrod Manning, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 26th.

Monday, August 29th

Nature Games

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Come learn about predator/prey relationships through fun and games.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 27th.

Tuesday, August 30th

Seeds

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Ages: 5 -10

Learn about the seeds of different plants.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 28th.


Animals of the Night

Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages

Walk 1 mile as we explore the woods and lakeshore for owls, deer, frog, and raccoons.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 28th.

Wednesday, August 31st

Eyes of the Night

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Bring a flashlight and we will hike around the lake hoping to catch the eyes of our nocturnal animals.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 28th.

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