News from our neighbor up the beach: Carolyn Rock of Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events

July 2, 2012
Animal Charades. Do you know how different animals move or act?  Stop by the amphitheater to learn and then act like some of the park’s animals.  10 – 12:00 am

July 3, 2012
Beautiful Butterfly. Do you know all the parts of the butterfly?  How about where the butterfly finds its food?  Discover the beautiful Monarch butterfly through songs, drawings, and books.  Meet at the amphitheater for this family program.  1:00 pm

July 5, 2012
Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.  9 – 11:00 am

July 6, 2012
Summer Wildflowers.  Explore the colorful beauty of summer with a gentle hike to discover wildflowers.  Learn a bit of legend, lore and identification.  Meet at the amphitheater.  9:00 am

What’s up with Sand.  Grab your shovel, let’s learn about sand.  Identify different rock types, learn how sand can tell time and give off light.  Meet at the amphitheater for this sandy program. 11:00 am

Evening Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  6:00 pm

July 7, 2012
Hoppers and Jumpers.  Drop by the amphitheater for some high jumpers, loud croakers and fun amphibians.   Learn amazing adaptations and make a frog to take home.   1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dragons of the Air. Explore the amazing world of the dragonfly.  Drop by the amphitheater to discover these amazing flyers and make one to take home.  3:00 – 4:00pm

Walk on the Wildside.  Explore the changing forest and discover its treasures.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  6:00 pm

July 13, 2012
Wild about Clouds. Come explore the clouds and all their different shapes.   Discover which clouds cause rain, and which ones cause a sunny day.  For this cloudy program, come visit the amphitheater. 1:00-2:00pm

July 14, 2012
Dressing for the Outdoors. While hiking, playing in the sand, or swimming there are many different places to prepare for at the Dunes.  Prepare for the outdoors by dressing up Ranger Steve.  For some dress up fun, come drop by the amphitheater. 10:00am-12:00pm.

July 17, 2012
Gyotaku – Fish Printing.  Discover the ancient art of Gyotaku (fish printing).  Create a wearable work of art that has fish swimming all over it.  Bring a 100% cotton item or purchase a shirt or bag at the park to print on.  Drop in between 10am and 12:00pm to participate in this great hands-on nature event.  Printing cost of $5 or purchase a shirt/bag for $5.  Play Match Your Catch to learn Wisconsin fish.  Program located at the shelter building.  10:00 – 12:00.

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