The Explorer Magazine Winter/Spring 2022 - Page 8

Winter Play Saturday , Feb . 26 • 2 p . m . – 4 p . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park
Get your winter games on with the naturalists at W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park ! If we have snow , we will do some sledding on our hill and have snowball fights . If there is no snow , our naturalists will bring some fake snowballs and have an epic snowball fight ! We ’ ll also play some other winter-themed games and do some winter experiments , like exploding snowmen ! We will even make our own fake snow ! Meet at Bluegill Shelter .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS ( ONGOING )
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday , March 5 and March 12 8 a . m . to 12:30 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County presents its 13th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at McCloud Nature Park . See why these are the sweetest days to visit McCloud with all the pancakes you can eat ! Reservations are strongly encouraged , but walk-ins are welcome as space allows . All proceeds benefit Hendricks County Parks & Recreation ! ( See page 5 for more information .)
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES SUGGESTED DONATION OF $ 10 / ADULT , $ 6 / CHILD RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BY VISITING WWW . PFOHC . ORG APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 4.5 HOURS ( ONGOING )
Maple Syrup Days Saturday , March 5 and March 12 9 a . m . to 3 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
An annual favorite , our Maple Syrup Days allow visitors a handson experience while discovering the rich , delicious history of maple sugaring . Learn how to tap a tree , watch a demonstration of the process as it was done in pioneer days , and take a visit to our Sugar Shack to learn how syrup is made today . ( See page 4 for more information .)
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 6 HOURS ( ONGOING )
Volunteering for Maple Syrup Days Saturday , March 12 • 10 a . m . McCloud Nature Park
Teens , 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 .
Could parks and recreation be a career option for you ? This program is designed to provide a no-pressure look into parks and recreation careers for teenagers who are contemplating their futures after high school . The program lasts from 10 a . m . to 2 p . m . and participants will be provided lunch .
RECOMMENDED FOR TEENS FREE TO ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL JLEMBO @ HCPARKS . NET IN ADVANCE TO SIGN UP FOR SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER TASKS APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 4 HOURS
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