The Explorer Magazine Summer 2021 - Page 6

JOIN US FOR NATURE PLAY DAYS IN JUNE !

From June 5-13 , 2021 , the Indiana Children and Nature Network is encouraging families across the state to make a special effort to get kids outside by holding Nature Play Day events . These mostly free events range from nature games , picnics , creek stomps , and kite-flying . The goal of Nature Play Days is to get kids outside and remind families that nature play is important and can happen close to home . To find a Nature Play Day near you , visit IndianaChildrenandNature . org .
Due to COVID-19 , we will not be issuing Nature Play Days passports this year .
Children under the age of 16 must attend with a parent or guardian , as these are not drop-off programs . For any weatherrelated concerns , please call our Weather Hotline at ( 317 ) 718-6111 .
SIDEWALK CHALK
Monday , June 7 • 1:30 to 3:30 p . m . Vandalia Trail , Amo trailhead ( see page 3 for address )
You bring the imagination , and we ’ ll bring the chalk ! Make your own art or hopscotch-style game to play on the Vandalia Trail !
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES . FREE TO ATTEND . NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED . APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS ( ONGOING ).
HANDS-OFF LETTERBOXING Saturday , June 5 and Sunday , June 6 1 to 3 p . m . each day McCloud Nature Park
This Nature Play Days program may be hands-off , but it ’ s not hands-free ! You ’ ll need a riddle sheet and pencil from the McCloud Nature Center to help you find the way to animal signs hidden on our trails . Usually , letterboxing involves stamps and ink pads , but this hands-off version means that you can draw the animal or write its name to prove that you found the letterbox . Find them all and win a small prize !
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY TO MODERATE DIFFICULTY , NATURAL SURFACES , UP TO 2 MILES .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7 THROUGH ADULT . • FREE TO ATTEND . NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED . APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS ( ONGOING ).
6 • www . HendricksCountyParks . org