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June 26, 2014

Lake Red Rock Programs for June 27-July 3

There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:

June 27- Hunt Like an Animal! - 7 p.m. - Playscape (Meet at North Overlook Beach - north end of parking lot)

Learn what features and characteristics help predators find and consume their food and how their prey has adapted to keep themselves safe. Go on a “hunt” of our own to practice what we’ve learned!

June 28 - Iowa History: Just Dig It! - 10 a.m.-Playscape (Meet at North Overlook Beach - north end)

Learn about the history of Iowa! From glaciers carving the land to prehistoric fossils to Native American history, there is a lot to discover! Get hands-on as we dig for fossils and artifacts!

June 28 - Crawly Creatures: Iowa’s Invertebrates - 2 p.m.-Playscape (Meet at North Overlook Beach - north end)

Under rocks and logs, in the grass, in the sky, under the water... invertebrates are everywhere! Come find out more about these animals! We will learn about the many different types of invertebrates you can find in Iowa, and we will go on a search to find some!

June 28 - Geocaching - 7 p.m. - Howell Station Campground

Never heard of geocaching? Not a problem! Come to this program to learn about this growing sport and participate in it. We will provide attendees with GPS units, and then you can use them to locate hidden caches using GPS coordinates.

June 29 - Iowa’s Fantastic Forests - 10 a.m.-Playscape (Meet at North Overlook Beach - north end)

Forestry is neat! Find out why forests are so important, and learn how to identify many local species of trees through their unique characteristics. Then, we will get to take a hike and use our new knowledge to identify trees along the path.

June 29 - Precious Prairies - 1 p.m. - Playscape (Meet at North Overlook Beach - north end)

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