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For more information about any of these programs, call the State Park at (870) 385-2201.

 

Friday, July 13

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Nutty Squirrels (1 hour) How nutty are you? Do you have what it takes to be the last squirrel standing? Meet a park interpreter as we test out your aliveness and agility in this interactive game. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Macroinvertebrate Snorkeling Scavenger Relay (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we explore Cossatot River’s water creatures to recognize who is who and if we can organize them by their water tolerance levels in a fun and interact relay activity. Plan to get in the water. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.

 

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Otter Steals Fish (1 hour) Have you ever seen a Great Blue Heron catch a fish? Meet a park interpreter for this flurry of fun, as we uncover animal behaviors and predicaments. Come prepared to make a splash! Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Picture Perfect! (1 hour) It’s winter time and the park is ready for its close up! Meet a park interpreter on a small hike on the River Corridor Trail so we can take some photos with our cameras or eyes. Dress for the weather and no flip-flops or sandals. Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls Parking Lot.

 

Saturday, July 14

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tree ID (1 hour) Join a park interpreter to beat the heat and enjoy a short hike on the shaded Brushy Creek Trail. We will discover how trees play an important role in protecting the Cossatot River. We will also learn some tips that will help you identify many of the trees that are found along the trail. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Snorkeling Scavenger Hunt (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture out on a section of the Cossatot River and go on a scavenger hunt to find several intriguing objects while enjoying the clean, clear, cool Cossatot River water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Testing the Waters (1 hour) The Cossatot River journeys through Gilliam Lake and meanders all the way down to the Arkansas River. The health of the river determines what life can survive there. Meet Park Interpreter Flanary as we test the waters of Cossatot River to determine how healthy our river is and what type of diversity we can find in the river. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area. 

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Banks Alive! (1 hour) Take a walk on the wild side and discover what it takes to survive in the harsh environment along the banks of the Cossatot River. A park interpreter will be your guide on this adventure. Prepare to get a little wet. Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.

 

Sunday, July 15

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls Parking Lot.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fishing Frenzy (1 hour) Fish can be found all around you when you are enjoying the Cossatot River. Join a park interpreter to have fun catching fish and discovering what types of fish call the Cossatot River home. Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Water Town Ball (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture back in time and learn to play an old-fashioned, friendly game of town ball, but with a twist. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

Friday, July 20

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hiss, Rattle & Roll (1 hour) Meet a park interpreter and a few of the snakes that live in Arkansas. We will discover the characteristics of the dangerous six and be able to tell them apart from harmless snakes. Games and activities will conclude the presentation. Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

Saturday, July 21

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Focus Factor (1 hour) No fancy zoom lens? No problem! It’s not easy, but you can still get a great wild life photo without new or fancy equipment. Meet a park interpreter who will show you how. Are you up to the challenge? Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Snorkeling Scavenger Hunt (1 hour) Join a park interpreter(s) as we venture out on a section of the Cossatot River and go on a scavenger hunt to find several intriguing objects while enjoying the clean, clear, cool Cossatot River water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m. Firekeeper (1 hour) Do you like treasure hunting? Do you like sneaking and getting caught? Here is your chance to see how well you can sneak in and sneak out without the Firekeeper hearing you as you take a piece of the fire with you. Meet a park interpreter as we have fun in this interactive game. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area. 

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cossatot Craft Corner (1 hour) Do you enjoy being creative? Would you like to begin earning an explorer badge? Meet a park interpreter to use your creativity, have fun, and discover something special that can be found in the park. Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room. 

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pebbles and Rocks (1 hour) Every pebble and rock tells a story of how the earth was formed, shaped, and changed over time. Join a park interpreter as we notice some of the different characteristics, shapes and forms of pebbles and rocks that help make up Cossatot River. We will also take a look at understanding the rock cycle and become familiar with some examples by doing a few activities, hunts and games. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Do You Speak Frog (1 hour) Many insects “sing” at night, but did you know that most of Cossatot’s nighttime noise comes from frogs? Can you communicate with them? Hop on over to the Visitor Center tonight to find out more about our local frogs and learn fun ways to identify their musical sounds. You’ll even have a chance to join the “Frog Chorus!” Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

Sunday, July 22

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Creating Animals (1 hour) How creative is your mind and your team? Meet a park interpreter in a couple of games like Charades and Pictionary, to see if you can imitate selected Cossatot River State Park creatures. The challenge is on! May the best team win! Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fishing Frenzy (1 hour) Fish can be found all around you when you are enjoying the Cossatot River. Join a park interpreter to have fun catching fish and discovering what types of fish call the Cossatot River home. Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Water Town Ball (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture back in time and learn to play an old-fashioned, friendly game of town ball, but with a twist. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

Tuesday, July 24 – Thursday, July 26 Ecology Camp

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ecology Camp (7 hours) Explore the secrets of nature by discovering what an ecosystem is and what ecosystem you are in at Cossatot River State Park. You'll participate in hands-on activities, close-up nature studies, and experience adventure! Enjoy healthy outdoor fun through ecology experiments, wade in or along the Cossatot River and discover the many different types of water life while fostering a deep connection to nature. $50/camper, Fee includes: a gift bag, daily snacks, and lunch the last day.) Reservations are required by calling (870) 385-2201. Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

Friday, July 27

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snorkeling Scavenger Hunt (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture out on a section of the Cossatot River and go on a scavenger hunt to find several intriguing objects while enjoying the clean, clear, cool Cossatot River water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nutty Squirrels (1 hour) How nutty are you? Do you have what it takes to be the last squirrel standing? Meet a park interpreter as we test out your aliveness and agility in this interactive game. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center Picnic Area.

 

Saturday, July 28

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Testing the Waters (1 hour) The Cossatot River journeys through Gilliam Lake and meanders all the way down to the Arkansas River. The health of the river determines what life can survive there. Meet a park interpreter(s) as we test the waters of Cossatot River to determine how healthy our river is and what type of diversity we can find in the river. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Look at Those Teeth! (1 hour) Looking at an animal’s teeth can tell you a lot about their life! Have you ever wondered why a beaver’s teeth look orange? Do snakes even have teeth!? Join a park interpreter to learn the answers to these questions and many more. Meeting Place: Brushy Creek Picnic Area.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Head Honcho (1 hour) You want a challenge? Meet a park interpreter for this game that challenges everybody to use their Owl Eyes, the sharp wit and awareness of a tracker for the Head Honcho, and a pok-er-face and rhythmic abilities for the Tracker Detective. Plan to be in the river some of the time. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below the Visitor Center.

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Blindfold Drum Stalk (1 hour) Meet a park interpreter on this challenging opportunity to put your senses to the test. This exciting game requires silence and listening to navigate through the course. Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Spider Sniffing (1 hour) Have you ever been spider sniffing? I can’t go into details, as it is a secret society, but if you would like to know what it is all about, meet with a park interpreter at Cossatot River State Park who will introduce you to many enjoyable spider sniffing days. Meeting Place: Cossatot Fall’s Parking Lot.

 

Sunday, July 29

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Fox-Walking (1 hour) How many of you like to see wildlife? Who would like to learn how to get close to wild animals? Meet with a park interpreter as we learn how, then head out to try it out. Meeting Place: Cossatot Falls Picnic Area.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Animal Senses (1 hour) Have you ever wondered how well your senses are in the outdoors? Meet with a park interpreter as we explore and expand our senses by imitating different animals here at Cossatot River through interactive games and activities. Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) It’s dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch them eat and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Water Town Ball (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we venture back in time and learn to play an old-fashioned, friendly game of town ball, but with a twist. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

Tuesday, July 31

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Lost and Found (1 hour) The program “Lost and Found,” has been developed to help prepare children for a situation we all hope will never happen—becoming lost in the outdoors. Children will become “aware of five basic skills” that will help them to survive and be found should they ever become lost in an outdoor environment. In addition, the program stresses preventative actions children can take to avoid becoming lost in the first place. Meet with a park interpreter to guide you through this program and discover the “five basic skills.” Meeting Place: Sandbar Picnic Area.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hives & Honey (1 hour) Honeybees are fascinating insects who’s uniquely designed physical and social structures contribute to their survival and success. Join a park interpreter as we discover why honeybees are so special. Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PEAK! (1 hour) How many have been hiking, camping, fishing, boating or on a picnic? Do you have a favorite place you like to visit? If you answered Yes! Join park interpreter(s) to discover how to make your adventures exciting and memorable. Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

 

For more information about any of these programs, call the State Park at (870) 385-2201.

 

7-12-18 5:46 p.m. kawx.org

 

 

 

 

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