Peninsula State Park scheduling Thanksgiving programs for next week
Visitors will have the opportunity to connect with nature as well as learn history at Peninsula State Park next weekend. Kathleen Harris, the park naturalist, says the family-friendly activities will begin on Friday morning.
The new Eagle Tower is scheduled to be completed and open sometime in 2019. Other programs include turkey songs and stories Friday afternoon and a Medicine Walk on Saturday morning. That will feature a twenty-minute family forest walk while learning the history of the Potawatomi tribe who were the first settlers to the area. The programs are free at Peninsula State Park but a park vehicle sticker is required.
PENINSULA STATE PARK NATURE PROGRAMS Programs free but park vehicle sticker required. Schedule subject to change. 920-868-3258. Programs free. Donations appreciated. Ask about our kid-friendly geocaches! Keep Peninsula Beautiful!
Friday November 16 Nature Center open 10 AM – 2 PM.
Saturday November 17 Nature Center open 10 AM – 4 PM.
Friday November 23 Nature Center OPEN 12 – 3 PM. Eagle Panorama to Eagle Terrace 10 -11 AM. Meet at Eagle Panorama overlook. Tree facts and folklore, park history, and geology featured on a naturalist-led, mile long hike. Tower news, too. Trail may have slippery spots. Let’s Talk Turkey 1 – 1:30 PM Nature Center. Yesterday we gobbled Tom. The least we can do today is learn about him. Geared for the young and young at heart, this lively talk includes turkey songs and stories. Optional art project follows inside the Nature Center, while supplies last.
Saturday November 24 Nature Center OPEN 10 AM – 4 PM. Medicine Walk 10:30 – 11 AM. Stop by the Nature Center any time between 11 AM and 3 PM to try an on-your-own outdoor activity, with help from the park naturalist. Connect to nature through a twenty-minute family forest walk. Follow animal signs, learn Potawatomi words, and discover where Potawatomi Chief Simon Kahquados is buried in Peninsula State Park. Kids can collect art supplies along the 1⁄2-mile trail to create a bear paper bag puppet afterwards, inside the Nature Center. Rain? The walk will be shortened, and we’ll talk inside.
Sunday November 25 Nature Center OPEN 12 – 3 PM.
December Nature Center Hours: Saturdays as staffing permits. Holiday Week Programs: To be announced.