May Events at Elk Knob State Park

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

Sunday, May 6 3:00 p.m. Pollinators                                   

Do bees sneeze?  Do bats have watery eyes? What about our other pollinators?  If you suffer from these springtime symptoms, you  know that these signs mean pollination is happening!  We’ll uncover the mysteries of pollination and the various  animals that work to bring on the next generation of plants.  Meet at the park office for this one hour informational program. 

Saturday, May 12 8:00 p.m. Saturn

How much do you know about Saturn? Come share your knowledge and learn a few things from the Park Ranger and her assistant. After a brief presentation on Saturn, we will gaze at the beautiful planet through the 8″ Celestron telescope. If it is cloudy, we will use the Stellarium program to zoom in on the ringed planet so don’t let the weather stop you from expanding your horizons. Bring a jacket as it can get cold at night even during the warmer months. Meet at the Park Office at 8 pm.

Sunday, May 13 4:00 p.m. How Nature Predicts the Weather

Benjamin Franklin once said “Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.” Come find out how to predict the weather by observing nature. Are some of the old wives tales about weather true? We will examine some of those to find out. This program will be held indoors.

Saturday, May 26 3:00 p.m. Predators

Come discover some of the predators that call Elk Knob home and the various adaptations that allow these animals to live at the apex of the natural world.  Bring a creative and open mind as we will be designing our own predators using the adaptations discussed throughout the program.  Meet at the Park Office. 

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