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Pollinator Day March 30th At Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

 

The countdown is on for everyone to celebrate Pollinator Day at Cossatot River State Park! Let’s spread the word about what everyone can do to protect our pollinators.

 

Join park staff for a fun day discovering life cycles, migration, social structures, adaptations, and pollination. We will understand the importance of pollinators and explore the impact they have on each and every one of us.

 

Saturday, March 30

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Terrific Transformers (30 mins) Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly as you transform yourself and go through the stages of metamorphosis in this fun-filled relay game.

Meeting Place: Yard above Amphitheatre by Visitor Center.

 

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Migration Madness (30 mins) Spring has sprung and many animals are migrating back to Arkansas. Join Park Interpreter Carson to learn about these travelers and experience their journeys.

Meeting Place: Yard above Amphitheatre by Visitor Center.

 

11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. The Communication Station (30 mins) This station discusses how bees communicate through different dances. Students will learn how bees use the waggle dance; and, then learn to apply this knowledge in an interactive scavenger hunt.

Meeting Place: Butterfly Garden on Waterleaf Trail by Visitor Center.

 

1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Bee’s Knees (30 mins) Get crafty as you take a journey with Betzy the Bumblebee and discover the unique adaptations that make bees effective pollinators.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room B.

 

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. The Garden Buzz (30 mins) This station will teach participants what they can do at home to help the pollinators in their back yard. Participants will create “seed bombs” to put in their yard.

Meeting Place: Legacy Room A in Visitor Center.

 

2:55 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Pollinator Power (30 mins) This station allows students to have a hands-on learning experience to discover how pollination works. Students will use “pollinator gloves” and visit several flowers to see how the pollen is carried.

Meeting Place: Yard Above the Amphitheatre by Visitor Center.

 

We will even discover things we can do to help pollinators for National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, 2019.

 

 

Girl Scout—Daisies, Brownies and Juniors there are badges available for you to earn at this event. Contact the park to discover how!

 

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and 4-H Groups please contact the park for badge cross-referencing possibilities.

 

Why not extend your stay! Join us for one of these fun programs the following day on Sunday, March 31, 2019, by attending one of the following programs below.

 

Sunday, March 31

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Animal Tracks (1 hour 30 min) Many wild animals roam this park when we aren’t looking, leaving only tracks as evidence. Join a park interpreter to find out more about these wild animals, search for their tracks, and create your own tracks to take home.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room. #ARspringbreak

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters (1 hour) Ever wonder how or what snakes eat? Well, its dinner time and the critters are hungry! Come and watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center. #ARspringbreak

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Caterpillars & Butterflies (1 hour) Join a park interpreter to have fun exploring the amazing world of Caterpillars and Butterflies! Learn what you can do to help these beautiful creatures and attract them to your backyard.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Legacy Room. #ARspringbreak

 

For more information about Pollinator Day or other activities at Cossator River State Park-Natureal Area near Wickes, call the park at (870) 385-2201.

 

2-17-19 10:39 a.m. KAWX.ORG