The Explorer Magazine Fall 2022 - Page 7

Leave No Trace Saturday , Sept . 17 • 1 p . m .
McCloud Nature Park
Join Camptown at McCloud Nature Park for Leave No Trace games and demonstrations ! You can protect our natural areas by learning low-impact techniques . In this awareness workshop , you will learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace and practical skills to minimize your impact on the parks and wilderness areas that you visit .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN . FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
Family Campout Saturday – Sunday , Sept . 17-18 McCloud Nature Park
Get a taste of the wilderness without traveling too far from home . For one night only , families can enjoy rustic overnight camping at McCloud Nature Park ! Pack your tent , camping gear , sleeping bags , and something to cook over the fire for dinner , and we ’ ll provide a campsite ( including campfire ), s ’ mores , a continental breakfast , and 232 acres of natural wonders for your family to explore ! ( See page 22 for more information .)
CHECK-IN ON SATURDAY BETWEEN 2 AND 4 P . M . CHECK-OUT ON SUNDAY BY 11 A . M . FEE : $ 30 PER TENT SITE ( UP TO 6 FAMILY MEMBERS PER SITE ) ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPT . 10
Basic Car Maintenance for Women Wednesday , Sept . 21 • 5 p . m . Avon Jiffy Lube , 7825 E . US Hwy 36 , Avon
Going on a holiday road trip this winter ? Winter driving requires special preparation . You ’ ll need to know some basic car maintenance for a more enjoyable trip ! Hendricks County Parks & Recreation is partnering with Jiffy Lube in Avon to offer this FREE workshop ! One participant will win a FREE winter car survival kit ! In this workshop , you will learn how to change a tire , discover what all of those warning lights mean on the dashboard , and learn how to check fluids and filters .
RECOMMENDED FOR WOMEN AND TEEN GIRLS ( MOTHER / DAUGHTER PAIRS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TOGETHER !). GIRLS YOUNGER THAN 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A REGISTERED PARENT OR GUARDIAN . FREE TO ATTEND ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPT . 14 ( VISIT HENDRICKSCOUNTYPARKS . ORG FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK ) APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS
Photo by Deb Stukenborg
Senior Migration Wednesday , Sept . 21 • 10 a . m .
W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park , Bluegill Shelter
Do you migrate south for the winter to skip the cold winter ? The birds do too ! Golden-agers will enjoy a leisurely , self-paced walk to several stations to learn how birds survive the winter by avoiding the cold temperatures .
RECOMMENDED FOR RETIREES • FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUITED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
Family Nature Night : Trees Thursday , Sept . 22 • 5:30 p . m Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library , 1120 Stafford Road , Plainfield
Just in time before the leaves start turning brilliant colors , join us at the Plainfield Library for this special look at trees ! We ’ ll practice identifying trees around the library while we create a tree journal which can include leaf rubbings , measurements of tree trunks and height , and more ! All materials are provided . Advance registration is required by Sept . 15 by contacting the Plainfield-Guilford Township Library at ( 317 ) 839-6602 .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN . FREE TO ATTEND APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
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