The Herald Bulletin

December 19, 2013

Mounds State Park to offer winter break programs

The Herald Bulletin

— Winter is the perfect time to explore Mounds State Park, especially when the kids have a break from school.

The naturalists will offer daily interpretive programs at the visitors center from Saturday, Dec. 28, to Sunday, Jan. 5. The programs are designed for children of all ages and curious adults, too.

The park is not charging a gate fee, and programs are free.

Programs are:

— Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m.: Test your prehistoric fire building skills at the “Prehistoric Winter Stroll.”

— Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m.: Try some cool winter experiments at “Animal Adaptations.”

— Monday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m.: Look at an owl pellet at “Happy Owl-idays.”

— Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m.: Earn a special Mounds pin at “Hoosier Quest Pin Program.”

— Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 6 p.m: Roast your first marshmallow of 2014 at “First Day Marshmallows.”

— Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Join others for your first hike of the year on an illuminated trail at “Luminary First Day Hikes.”

— Thursday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m.: See the park’s newest reptile at “Baby Snapper Meet ‘n’ Greet.”

— Friday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m.: Try geocaching at “High Tech Scavenger Hunt.”

— Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.: Watch BBC’s “The Life of Mammals” at “Cocoa and a Movie.”

— Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m.: Make an ox yoke puzzle at “Pioneer Puzzles.”