The Explorer Magazine Winter/Spring 2022 - Page 22

Teens , could parks and recreation be a career option for you ? Our Active Council on Recreation Needs ( ACORN ) program is designed to provide a no-pressure look into parks and recreation careers for teenagers who are contemplating their futures after high school . Register for any or all of the programs that interest you !

Each program lasts from 10 a . m . to 2 p . m ., and participants are provided lunch . Please feel free to contact Assistant Park Naturalist Joe Lembo at ( 765 ) 676-5437 or jlembo @ hcparks . net with any questions or concerns .
PLANNING FOR MULTIPLE USES OF PARKS Saturday , Jan . 8 • 10 a . m . HCP & R Main Office , 955 E . Main Street , Danville Join Hendricks County Parks & Recreation staff as we explore what it ’ s like to work in a park office , different careers within the parks system , recommended education levels , and what it takes to be a parks superintendent . We also discuss how important multiple uses are in the park system .
FEE : $ 8 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JAN . 4
PROTECTING NATURE Saturday , Feb . 12 • 10 a . m . McCloud Nature Park Can you hunt any kind of animal you want at any time and anywhere with any kind of weapon ? Can you keep as many fish as you can catch ? Can you dump motor oil into a culvert to get rid of it ? Join us as we learn about the laws designed to protect nature and the people who enforce those laws .
FEE : $ 8 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY FEB . 8
VOLUNTEERING FOR MAPLE SYRUP DAYS Saturday , March 12 • 10 a . m . McCloud Nature Park
Come out to McCloud Nature Park and experience what it ’ s like to run a festival as a parks professional ! See how we execute a fun , educational , and safe event , and lend a hand in making Maple Syrup Days a memorable experience for all our park guests .
FREE TO ATTEND
PLEASE EMAIL JLEMBO @ HCPARKS . NET IN ADVANCE TO SIGN UP FOR SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER TASKS
HOW TO BUILD A PARK Saturday , April 9
• 10 a . m . McCloud Nature Park Building a park is a complex but rewarding challenge . Learn about what went into building McCloud Nature Park , Sodalis Nature Park , and W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park from members of our maintenance crew . You might think that our maintenance crew simply mows grass all day , but that couldn ’ t be further from the truth ! You ’ ll discover a wide range of skills , backgrounds , and talents that our crew possesses to both build and maintain a park . Then put your construction hats on because you will be designing your own park !
FEE : $ 8 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 5
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