Ponca State Park Running Educational, Recreational Programs This Weekend (8/21 – 8/23)

LINCOLN – Ponca State Park is excited to host educational and recreational programs again. They ask that their visitors recreate responsibly and following social distancing and group size recommendations. All events must be pre-registered for, between 8 a.m. the day of the event and 30 minutes before the event starts. Stop by the park office to register or call the office at 402-755-2284.

Friday, August 21, will be a busy day at the park. In the morning “Introduction to Slingshot” will occur. “Tasty Honey Treats” is a program where participants will eat samples of honey. That event is in the early afternoon. Friday evening contains the “Campfire Cooking” class and “Introduction to Archery.”

There are four programs available for Saturday at the park. In the morning will be another “Intro to Archery” class. In the afternoon, “Critter Corner” will be offered. Around that same time, “Wood Duck” is available. “Wood Duck” is the reading of the book Jump, Little Wood Ducks by Marion Dane Bauer. Late that evening will be the “Prairie Hike.”

“Atlatl” class begins early Sunday morning. From the morning to mid-afternoon will be the “Adventure with Whiskers” program. With this program, participants will pick up a workbook from the Resource and Education Center. The workbook will educate participants on Nebraska’s Fish.

For more information about COVID-19 measures at the park visit, http://outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo/. For more information about Ponca State Park, visit their Facebook page, or call their office 402-755-2284.