Learn About Nature Programs Continue
Written by KBCR
Monday, 13 August 2012
Steamboat Lake State Park’s interpretive programs will continue through Labor Day weekend and are open to all at no charge.
. These programs are fun and educational for all ages and encourage an appreciation for all of the wonders found in the wild. Our programs run Thursday through Sunday and include interpretive hikes, educational games and crafts, as well as talks and guest speakers. All of our programs are free unless otherwise noted, but each vehicle entering the park must have a daily or annual park pass. The cost is $7 per day or $70 per year. The programs for Aug. 16-18 are:
Thursday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. What’s in the Water? – This is an interactive program that educates children on the aquatic wildlife living in Steamboat Lake. Meet at the Bridge Island Foot Bridge.
1 p.m. Sensory Safari – This is wildlife education for children focusing on using their senses followed by a scavenger hunt. Meet at the Swim Beach.
Friday, Aug. 17
10 a.m. Tombstone Nature Trail Guided Hike – This is a one mile, guided hike to learn about the area and see one of our most popular trails. Meet at the Tombstone Trailhead.
12 p.m. Crawdad Craze – This is an educational program about crawdads followed by crawdad catchin’. Meet at the Bridge Island Foot Bridge.
Saturday, Aug. 18
9 a.m. Flotilla - Come take a boat tour of the lake while learning about the wildlife and history of the area. This program costs $5 per child, $8 per adult, or $20 for a family of four. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call the Steamboat Lake Marina at 970-879-7019 to make reservations.
10 a.m. Medicals and Edibles – Come learn about the medical and edible uses of plants in the area from Ranger Christine Hoang. Meet at the Visitor Center.
8 p.m. Colorado Mountain Lions – Join our guest speaker, Mike Middleton of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as he talks about the miraculous creatures known as mountain lions.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: http://parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us.