Explore Nature at Night on July 31, 2009
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is offering back-to-back ranger-led nature programs Friday night, July 31, 2009.
At 8:30 p.m. take a short walk with a National Park Ranger on the prairie trails after sunset. Explore the prairie at dusk and learn techniques for nature study at night. The walk will last about 45 minutes.
At 9:30 p.m. join a National Park Ranger for stargazing. Learn about identifying objects in the night sky. A telescope will be provided, but you may bring your own or bring binoculars. Stargazing will last until 10:30 p.m.
Park at the Presidential Library and Museum. You may bring a flashlight, but its use is discouraged on the trails. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking a half-mile on the trail or more. Insect repellent is recommended.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.
Did You Know?
In 1874, the year Herbert Hoover was born, Ernest Shackleton (an early Antarctic explorer), Honus Wagner (one of the greatest baseball players in history), Harry Houdini (a famous professional magician), and Robert Frost (Pulitzer Prize winning poet) were also born. More...