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Hobbs State Park Celebrates National Kids to Parks Day

02 May 2019 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Now in its seventh year, National Kids to Parks Day is sponsored by the National Parks Trust.  Kids to Parks Day urges kids across the country to discover science, history, nature and adventure.  This annual event helps kids and families develop more active, healthy lifestyles, and create lifelong memories as well as offering educational opportunities.  Kids to Parks Day events happen throughout the spring, and take place all across the country.

The following activities are offered at Hobbs State Park on National Kids to Parks Day, May 18th:

·       8:00 am – 11:00 am Bird Walk with Rick Jones   
Rick is an avid birder with over 50 years of field experience.  He is a certified Cornell Labs of Ornithology nest box monitor with bluebird nest box trails at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks (BGO).   Rick will cover both the Historic Van Winkle Trail and the Sinking Stream Trail. (Same parking lot) Explore the area with Rick for birds for 1 hour, 2 hours, or stay the entire 3 hours…easy return to the parking lot.  Children 8 and up for this one please.  Meet at the Van Winkle/Sinking Stream Trail head on Highway 12, 1 ½ miles west of the visitor center.

·      11:00 am – 11:45 Mothers of Nature                                          
Join Park interpreter Kiara while you learn about the many mothers in Nature.   This is a fun time for the little ones.  Meet at the front desk of the visitor center.

·      1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nature Scavenger Hunt                
Interpreter Kiara takes families out on the Sinking Stream Trail to search for some of Nature’s fun and curious things.  Meet at the Van Winkle/Sinking Stream parking lot on Highway 12, 1 ½ miles west of the visitor center. 

·      3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Mothers of Nature                                       
Join Park interpreter Kiara while you learn about the many mothers in Nature.   This is a fun time for the little ones.  Meet at the front desk of the visitor center.

When:    Saturday May 18, 2019

Cost:       Free.  The public is invited.

For more information on Hobbs State Park programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rentals:   Call:  479-789-5000 


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