Harold Cook & Animals of the Plains

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Date: July 27, 2015

"Harold Cook: Scotts Bluff National Monument Custodian" Local son Harold Cook became the Monument's custodian in 1934, but also had a distinguished career as a geologist and paleontologist. Join Park Ranger Alvis Mar from Agate Fossil Beds National Monument as he shines a light on some of Cook's most significant work on Saturday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the visitor center.

The emigrants on the wagon trains saw a lot of wild animals that either no longer inhabit the plains or are reduced in number today. They also had a variety of run-ins with them. Ranger Beth Rothenberger will explore which species were common and how the pioneers dealt with them on Sunday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the visitor center.

What flowers are blooming at the monument? Join a ranger each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. to find out which flowers are blooming and what they have been used for historically. Check at the visitor center for the location of each week’s program.

The programs are free with a valid park entrance pass.

The Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The summit road is open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. All monument trails are open from sunrise until sunset. Please inquire about the Scotts Bluff National Monument Annual Pass, valid for entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument for a year from purchase. Additional information about Scotts Bluff National Monument programs and schedules may be obtained at the visitor center, by calling 308-436-9700.

Last updated: July 27, 2015

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