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North Bend Family & Friends Programs

September 7, 2020 @ 1:01 am - September 10, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Naturalist Maddy invites you to outdoor activities at North Bend State Park. Take advantage of our fun but distanced activities.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day!
12:00 p.m. – Nature Scavenger Hunt
Become a super sleuth as you hunt for items throughout the recreation area. Investigate unknown worlds of animals, plants, and insects to finish and discuss your finds! Clue sheets are available with item pictures or text. Great for all ages. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

1:30 p.m. – Animal Origami
Learn the Japanese art of folding paper to make fun and creative animals. Several projects will be available ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. Make an animal to give to a friend or create a whole zoo for your room! All ages and skill levels are welcome. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
Come inside to enjoy a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9:00 a.m. – Insect Investigation
The insect population is one of the largest of all the animals on earth. Explore the small world of insects and their kin in a big way with the park naturalist. After learning about how to identify these small wonders, we will journey outside with nets in hand to capture a few and check them out in the magnifying glass. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

11:00 a.m. – Plant Pounding
Search out your leaves and preserve them on cloth in this nature themed craft. Pound in designs, colors, and shapes to create your masterpiece. A great souvenir of your time at North Bend! We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
Come inside to enjoy a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries.

4:00 p.m. – Putt-Putt Golf
Take on all challengers and test your skill at putting through the 9 mini golf holes at the Lodge. Individual scores will be counted with prizes awarded for top finishers. Equipment and space is limited so show up early to participate in the fun! We will meet in the Lodge Lobby. (1 hour)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

10:00 a.m. – Venom and Poison
Leaves of three, let it be. This is a great way to remember not to touch poison ivy, but what about all those other poisonous plants and venomous animals you may encounter while in the forests of North Bend? Learn all about what to avoid in the woods and how to identify those species that might make you sick or uncomfortable. This program is designed to educate and not intimidate, so there is nothing to be afraid of. We will meet in the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

12:00 p.m. – All About Trees
Explore the common trees of North Bend and learn how to identify them and the important role they serve in the ecosystem. We will focus on trees along the Extra Mile Trail and a portion of the Access Trail, with both trails being flat and easy to walk on. This short loop is suitable for all skill levels. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
Come inside to enjoy a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries.

5:00 p.m. – Spirit Animal Masks
Some Native American cultures believe that everyone has a spirit animal that guides their life and shares similar characteristics with them. Find out your own spirit animal and become one with it as you make a wearable mask in this fun craft. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour)

Young People for Parks Program (YPP)
This is an Environmental Education Program for children 6 – 16. Children need to attend three YPP activities during their stay at North Bend. Children will receive a certificate and a prize. Adults welcomed to attend and support youth interest.

All programs will start on time and will not be canceled due to rain. Lightning will cancel all activities. Children under 6 must have an adult with them to participate. Please bring proper attire to participate.

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Start:
September 7, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
September 10, 2020 @ 1:01 am