Featured morning programs are about endangered and recovered Indiana species. There will be programs on the state endangered swamp rabbit and the alligator snapping turtle. The Hardy Lake/Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center will present both endangered and recovered species of live birds. Morning programs will begin at 9:30 am CT.
Throughout the day, visitors will be able to explore over 20 booths that showcase nature, the environment, and conservation. Children’s crafts will take place in the small shelter house, and food, including breakfast and lunch provided by the Oakland City Eagles, will be available for purchase. The event and parking are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather the event will be held indoors at the park. Come and enjoy nature at its best!
Schedule of Events on Central Time
9 am - 2 pm Booths and Children’s Crafts Building open to the public
9 - 9:10 am Presentation of Friends Award
9:10 - 9:25 am Endangered Species at PRNWR by Heath Hamilton, Assistant Refuge Manager
9:30 - 10:25 am Swamp Rabbit by Brad Westrich, INDNR
10:30 - 11:25 am Alligator Snapping Turtle by Ethan Kessler, INDNR
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Live birds, Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center by Leslie Grow, INDNR