Kids in Parks 2011 Summer Series
Sleuthing permitted at Homestead National Monument of America
Hey Kids! Homestead National Monument of America is seeking the help of all sleuths and spies, the inquisitive and the curious with inquiring minds. The Park Rangers want Nature Detectivesby their side to search for clues on the ground and up in the sky. We will prowl the tall grass prairie and delve into the forest, don't be wary! Let's examine the ooze in Cub Creek's world and uncover inhabitants that'll make you swirl! Discover birds, bugs, tracks and trails, plants, animals and whatever else our sleuthing unveils!
Children of all ages and their families are invited to investigate nature Saturdays in July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. beginning at the park's Education Center. These programs are FREE of charge and reservations are not necessary. Nature Detectives will be sleuthing outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen and closed toe shoes are encouraged. Program length is subject to weather.
July 2 Sky Spy -I spy a bird in the sky! Nature Detectives will learn how to identify birds on the fly.
July 9 Homestead PI - Become Prairie Investigators and uncover the plant mysteries of the tall grass prairie.
July 16 Insect Inspector -Nets and jars will be our detective tools to inspect the prairie for insects and true bugs.
July 23 Sherlock Homes - Every clue matters to unlock the wildlife secrets of the prairie and forest.
July 30 X-Stream Surveillance - Let's investigate the hidden creatures of Cub Creek. What can we learn from their clues?
August 6 Nature Detective Celebration - Celebrate all that we've learned over the summer and earn a Kids in Parks Nature Detective reward for a job well done. First time Nature Detectives welcome, too!
Would you like to schedule a free Kids in Parks Nature Detective program for your special group? For more information please contact Homestead National Monument of America at 402-223-3514.