Kids in Parks Nature Detective Series FREE Summer Fun at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: June 22, 2015

Children of all ages and their families are invited to investigate nature with Park Rangers at Homestead National Monument of America eachSaturdayin July andSaturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. –12 p.m. All programs begin at the park's Education Center. These programs are FREE of charge, great for all ages, and reservations are not necessary. Nature Detectives will be sleuthing outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toe shoes are encouraged. Program length is subject to weather conditions.

July 4th        Birdie Basics          Observe along the trails our feathered friends of all shapes, sizes

    and behaviors. Learn to use these clues to figure out                 
                                                                  what families these birds belong to.
July 11th      Prairie Plant Prowl      Prowl the tallgrass prairie with the Park Rangers. Look very
                                                                 closely at the plant life and learn tips along the way about 

July 18th     Insect Inspector             Calling all bug hunters! Your help is needed to discover
                                                                 the smallest of inhabitants in the tallgrass prairie. Plan on 
                                                                 catch-releasing all kinds of insects in this fun insect study.
July 25th     Creek Critters        Ever wonder what's living in the mud in Cub Creek? Park
                                                                 Rangers will bring the creek to you so you can find out! Learn        
                                                                 how these creek critters can indicate the health of creeks and  
August 1st   Scats and Tracks           Investigate clues left by the hidden wildlife that surrounds us.  
                                                                Nature Detectives' keen eyes are needed to locate tracks, trails,
                                                                animal homes and much more.
ScheduleFREEKids in Parks Nature Detective program for your special group!

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


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Last updated: June 27, 2015

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


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