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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 15th through July 21st

 

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: Pine Cone Feeders, Nature Hike, Night Animals, Childrens Crafts, Animal Olympics 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.

*Dunbar Cave State Park reserves the right to cancel some programs in case of extreme heat or inclement weather.

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, July 15th

Cave Wonders

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ages: 6 – adult

Explore the cool cave entrance, look for the critters that call it home like phoebes, salamanders, spiders and millipedes.

Program Leader: Dave Webb, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 13th.

Monday, July 16th

Nature Readings: Friends

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ages: 5-8

Meet at the cool cave entrance and listen to stories about friends in nature.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 14th.

Tuesday, July 17th

Cave Entrance Habitat Study

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages: 8-14

We can’t enter the cave, but we can see what we find at the cave entrance.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 15th.


Night Hike

Time: 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Ages: All Ages

Here’s your chance to be in the park past closing time. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and walk a mile as we explore the woods and lakeshore for nocturnal critters such as bats, owls, deer, frogs, and raccoons.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 15th.

Wednesday, July 18th

Acorn Extravaganza

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 5 and up

Learn fun facts about acorns, the fruits of the mighty oaks around us, and make an acorn necklace to take home with you.

Program Leader: Dave Webb, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 16th.


Micro Hike

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Ages: 5 – 11

Get down and dirty on the ground to discover insects and their habitats.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 16th.


Lake Life

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 5-adult

What lives in the lake? We’ll walk around the easy Lake Trail and learn about the aquatic plants and animals that make it home.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 16th.

Thursday, July 19th

Pine Cone Feeders

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Ages: 5 – 10

Make a fun feeder (with pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed) to feed the birds.

Program Leader: Dave Webb, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 17th.

Friday, July 20th

Nature Hike

Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Ages: 5-adult

Walk with the park interpreter and find out what we can see in the woods and along the lake.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 18th.


The Human Sundial

Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Ages: 6 – 14

How can you tell time without a watch? Learn how to tell time by using your shadow, then make a sundial to take home with you.

Program Leader: Dave Webb, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 18th.


Turtles

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 5 – 12

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

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 18th.


Night Animals

Time: 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Walk with us as we explore the woods, cave entrance and lakeshore for nocturnal critters such as owls, deer, frog, bats, raccoons, salamanders and night insects.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 18th.

Saturday, July 21st

Childrens Crafts

Time: 10:30am
Ages: 3 and up

Join Clarksville Children’s’ Theatre as they make crafts for use in the presentation to follow.

No Reservations Needed.


Animal Olympics

Time: 11:00am
Ages: All ages

Clarksville Children’s Theatre present a skit on the Olympics with animal costumes. Meet at the cave entrance.

No Reservations Needed.


Childrens Crafts

Time: 12:30pm
Ages: 3 and up

Join Clarksville Children’s Theatre as they make crafts for use in the presentation to follow.

No Reservations Needed.


Animal Olympics

Time: 1:00pm
Ages: All ages

Clarksville Children’s Theatre repeats its skit on the Olympics. Meet at the cave entrance.

No Reservations Needed.


Don’t Be A Bully – Plant Native

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages: 6 – 14

Some plants will take over the woods and natural areas – learn what plants you shouldn’t have in a garden.

Program Leader: Dave Webb, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 19th.


Night Hike

Time: 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Ages: All ages

Walk with us as we explore the woods, cave entrance and lakeshore for nocturnal critters such as owls, deer, frog, bats, raccoons, salamanders and night insects.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm July 19th.


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