The Explorer Magazine Winter/Spring 2022 - Page 9

Amphibian Safari Saturday , March 19 • 10 a . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park
Get your binoculars ready and put on your vest because we are going on a safari ! Join a naturalist as we search for some of our local amphibians along the ponds at W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park . These ponds were constructed in 2021 , so has amphibian life already taken hold ? What amphibians do you think we ’ ll find there ? Let ’ s go see ! Meet on Turtle Crawl trail near the fishing dock .
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY TO MODERATE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY ; GRAVEL AND NATURAL SURFACES ; UP TO 1 MILE . APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO WALK THE TRAILS . FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
Flashlight EGG-STREME Hunt Friday , April 1 • 8 p . m . and 9 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
This is not an April Fool ’ s Day joke ! Teens and adults get to hunt for eggs by flashlight and enjoy Peeps s ’ mores ! Bring your flashlight or head lamp and search for eggs along trails at McCloud Nature Park . Finding the eggs are only part of the challenge ! The eggs contain clues to a scavenger hunt , and the completed scavenger hunt sheet can be redeemed for prizes !
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : MODERATE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY ; GRAVEL AND NATURAL SURFACES ; UP TO 1 MILE . RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO WALK THE TRAILS . FEE : $ 5 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 28 APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
Aeronauts Saturday , March 26 • 2 p . m . to 4 p . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park
Explore the wonders of wind through hands-on activities and experiments . How high can you fly a kite ? What is a pinwheel and how does it work ? Will the shape of a paper airplane ’ s wings effect how it flies ? Bring your own kite or borrow one of ours and come explore the wild wind . All other supplies will be provided ( while supplies last ). Meet at Bluegill Shelter .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS ( ONGOING )
Fitness in the Park Saturday , April 2 • 8:30 a . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park
Try a different fitness class on the first Saturday of each month , beginning in April ! We ’ re bringing fitness instructors in from a wide variety of programs to give you a FREE one-hour introduction to their area of fitness expertise – all while you enjoy the natural beauty of W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park ! As each month approaches , visit HendricksCountyParks . org and our Facebook page to find out who ’ s leading Fitness in the Park that month and the details of the fitness program being presented .
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