Create Your Own Fishing Lure, Meet Ponca State Park Critters On Saturday

Create Your Own Fishing Lure, Meet Ponca State Park Critters On Saturday
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PONCA – Learn about fishing lures, Nebraska wildlife and more this weekend at Ponca State Park.

According to a release, take and go activity bags are again available at the Resource and Education Center all month long for $1 each.

From 10 until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, attendees will learn how to make their own fishing lure. From colors, to shapes and sizes, all react differently underwater. These lures will be made out of everyday materials. Pre-register and pay at the Resource and Education Center between 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is recommended for ages six and up with adult supervision. Meet at the west door of the Resource and Education Center to enter the classroom as cost is $2 per kit.

Moving into Saturday afternoon, ‘Critter Corner’ will return from 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Join a park naturalist to learn about Nebraska’s wildlife. Participants will get a chance to see furs, skulls, artifacts and more including hearing about how animals adapt to their environment. Meet in the display wing for this free event which will include a chance to meet some of the resident critters at Ponca State Park.

Then from 2:15 – 3 p.m., ‘Fossil Hunt’ will be highlighted. Park goers will learn about the ancient creatures that lived near the Missouri River and how fossils are formed. A search for fossils will take place near the riverfront as participants are asked to meet at the Riverfront boat ramp for this free event.

Make sure to save the date of Saturday, April 16 for the Ponca State Park Spring Eggstravaganza. Plan on joining the fun with spring activities, animals, egg hunts, candy and more.

Other activities put on at Ponca State Park include the Spring Egg Hunt (Whitetail Trail Self-guided Hike); bingos/scavenger hunts/passports; search for sasquatch; Ponca packs and the Old Oak Trail Self-guided Hike.

For details on all current activities going on at Ponca State Park, like Ponca State Park NE on Facebook or call 402-755-2284 with any questions.