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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 26th 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: Bird Feeders, Cave Wonders, Night Hike, Salamander Stories, Once In A Blue Moon Hike 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, August 26th

Bird Feeders

Time: 1:00pm–1:45pm
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 August 24th.

Cave Wonders

Time: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Explore the cool cave entrance, look for critters that call it home. What might we see? Ringneck snakes, cave salamanders, phoebes, spiders, millipedes and others.

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

Night Hike

Time: 7:30pm–8:45pm
Ages: All Ages

The almost full moon will be up as we hike the trail and look for nocturnal animals. Wear your sturdy shoes and be ready for a moon-lit walk on the park.

Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 24th.

Tuesday, August 28th

Eyes of the Night

Time: 7:30pm–9:00pm
Ages: 5 and up

Emerald green, topaz yellow, diamond white – and opals! Animals of the night have jewel-bright eyes. 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 26th.

Wednesday, August 29th

Night Hike

Time: 7:30pm–8:45pm
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, and listen for the calls of insects.

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

Thursday, August 30th

Salamander Stories

Time: 3:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5-7

Meet at the cool cave entrance and listen to stories about salamanders.

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

Friday, August 31st

Once In A Blue Moon Hike

Time: 7:30pm–9:00pm
Ages: 7-adult

The second full moon of the month will rise tonight – walk when the moon is full as we enjoy the evening on the park during our last program of the summer.

Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist
Reservations By: 4:30pm August 29th.


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