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Whitewater Park programs (08/17/2005)
Friday, August 19

8-9:30p.m. "Winged Migration" - Celebrate the mystery of bird migration! For four years Academy Award winning producer Jacques Perrin had film crews scattered around the world literally flying with birds as they moved across land and water. Planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons were used to fly above, below in front of and alongside the birds. Bring popcorn, your favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage and a pillow as we turn the auditorium into your private screening room. (We're even bringing in the comfortable chairs!) This 85-minute DVD is truly one of the most amazing nature presentations you will ever see!

Saturday, August 20

8:30-9:30a.m. Tweets and Treats - Join the Park Naturalist at the visitor center's feeding station for some good birding, treats (hot beverages and cookies) and conversation. The feeding station is the best place in the park to see birds. Rose-breasted grosbeaks, Baltimore orioles and ruby-throated hummingbirds are all coming in regularly. You'll probably see bluebirds too! With the sound system, you can hear the birds at the feeding station!

10:30-11:30a.m. Poisonous Plants and Animals of Whitewater - What can "get" you in this park? Where are they found? How can you avoid them? Get to know a few of the plants and animals in Whitewater that can make your visit memorable for the wrong reason! (See what a live timber rattlesnake looks like.)

12:30-1:30p.m. Nature Scavenger Hunt - Hey kids! Do you like scavenger hunts and playing games? Want to get to know the wildlife of Whitewater State Park? If so, grab your parents and join us for an hour of family fun!

2:30-3:30p.m. Go in Seine at the Beach - Many small creatures live in Whitewater's cold water streams and at the beach. Come get wet and wild as we use a seine (net) to search for some of Whitewater's miniature water monsters! Find out about the interesting critters we share the swimming hole with. How does life in the stream differ from live in the beach pool? Meet at the beach.

These programs are provided free of charge, but state park vehicle permits are required. In addition to attending programs, you are invited to use the park's self-guided interpretive services, including visitor center exhibits and self-guided trails. See the new exhibit of historic photographs. A number of history and nature related videos are available for free viewing in the visitor center. 

 

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