Nature Detectives! Investigate and Explore Your Winter World!

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Date: November 19, 2013

National Park ServiceNews Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 19, 2013

Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Nature Detectives! Investigate and Explore Your Winter World!

Calling all kids!  Use your outdoor investigating skills to become a winter Nature Detective at Homestead National Monument of America.  Join park rangers to "Explore Your Winter World" on Saturday, November 30 at 10 the Education Center. Find out how animals survive in the cold winter environment.  Learn how to find signs of animals in nature, especially their scat and tracks.  Even make a nature craft to take home with you. Then use all your detective tools and tricks to look for animal clues on an outdoor hike—see how many you can find! This program is free of charge and open to all ages. Participants should dress warm for going outside. "Winter is a beautiful and interesting time of year to explore the natural world, but it can also be a harder time to get outside. Our winter Kids in Parks program is an excellent chance for families to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the winter environment," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013 and 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


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